The Marvel Experience Summer Tour Is Canceled


Announced last fall at New York Comic Con to a decent amount of fanfare, it appears The Marvel Experience will be fading away as suddenly as it appeared on fans’ radars.

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The AP is reporting that the “World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour” has canceled the rest of its summer tour dates, meaning that the stop it just completed in Philadelphia will be its lone appearance. People who bought tickets to see The Marvel Experience in Chicago , New York and St. Louis will have their money refunded.

The show never seemed to be easy to explain to people with its multiple attraction-filled domes, which was likely one of its initial problems. It was billed as aiming for adults 25 and over, but the reviews from its test runs in late 2014 and early 2015 made it clear lots of visitors brought small children. Neither demographic seemed to have a whole lot of fun, and there were plenty of complaints about the show being overpriced, the interactive games and personalization features not working as intended and a generally underwhelming vibe. Yelp has a more mixed bag of reviews from the Dallas preview stop in January, but it’s still not the home run Marvel and Hero Ventures were likely counting on.

Interestingly, co-producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris also had a hand in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which most people know as an overexpensive (and dangerous, to some of its performers) disappointment. Maybe they should just stay away from all things Marvel going forward …

We’ll certainly keep you informed if we hear about The Marvel Experience coming back to life, but it doesn’t sound promising. There’s always Marvel Universe Live if you need some new way to get your super hero fix in person.

(via AP by way of CBR’s Robot 6)

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