Hillary T., Here…
Well, as a fangirl, I have a S.H.I.E.L.D. costume. Let’s not lie, I wore it all last year to conventions. I watch Agent Catrter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on a weekly basis. So, when I heard the Marvel Experience was coming to Dallas, my inner ten year old went nuts. I shouted out loud, “What, I must be a part of this. “
The idea of the Experience is a giant role play technically for “all ages.” It’s really geared more for youngsters, and if I hadn’t attended with my fellow Fangirl Taylor Elizabeth, I would have snickered a little judgmentally. As it was, because we went together, and with a good and clear mind, we had a great time!
You are herded into the first “dome” as your hurried S.H.I.E.L.D. training begins to fight against the Red Skull and HYDRA’s threat of a Super Adaptoid robot (worst name since “unobtanium”) and you are briefed by super billionaire, philanthropist, and playboy Tony Stark- Iron Man himself! He and his lawyer, Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk, are ready to let you know of the perils of your journey. You also have holo-android Jocasta on all of the screens telling where to go at the end and beginning of end dome segment.
You create a badge (which you can buy for $10 at the end of the experience, and if you are smart, you can register in advance and use your own picture!) as well get a wristband which “tracks your progress.” Your wristband is cute decorative plastic, folks. (But hey, I got a Red Skull badge when I completed Level 3 clearance, what did YOU get?)
As you go through, you have chance to see what the Super Adaptoid robot looks like, and also learn about the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. There are “agility” tests (games) and a tactical shooting game that closed for repairs (that I am sad for! I hear I was fun). You can also learn to fly like Iron Man, and deploy alerts like the Avengers. The Staff is warm and funny, and willing to guide you through the whole Experience. I was joking around at first, but towards the end of it, I was having a great deal of fun.
The ending is a transport ride, where the big battle takes place. I won’t give the rest away, even though I am known as the Spoiler Queen (TM!) but it’s great fun, and as Taylor and I stepped off the transport ship, and the staff told us we were now full fledged S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, we giggled and high-fived each other with glee, knowing we would totally do it all over again.
The gift shop is horribly over priced, but hey, every theme park has one!
Just so you know, I am going back next weekend with junior Fangirl Reese Kirkham. I will get her review of the experience and post our videos then.
Agent Red OUT!