Visiting The Marvel Experience during its two-week stop in Dallas was the highlight of our weekend. From tracking bad guys to target practice with Spider-Man, my son had a blast training to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Visiting The Marvel Experience
The Marvel Experience visits Fair Park in Dallas, Texas from Jan. 15-31. Click here to purchase tickets.
Your interactive experience begins the minute that you walk into the first dome. After you register for a S.H.I.E.L.D. badge, your training begins. Throughout the experience, there are appearances from your favorite Marvel super heroes — Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and more!
The Super Adaptoid invaded Earth but was defeated by Iron Man. As new S.H.I.E.L.D. recruits, you are tasked with reassembling its fragments so that it can be studied.
But something goes horribly wrong, and you get the chance to play a vital role alongside The Avengers in a final battle.
The Marvel World is brought to life by digital games, holographic simulations, and iconic relics from your favorite characters. You get the chance to see Captain America’s shield, Loki’s scepter, and the Gamma gauntlet.
But the best part for my three-year-old was the interactive elements. Climbing the Spider-Man wall and having target practice with the blaster were two of his favorite activities.
Oh, and the final mission. So, so cool.
We had such a great day — we were there for almost four hours. And Andrew cried and cried when we finally told him it was time to leave.
Tips for Visiting The Marvel Experience
- Opt for an early admission time — We arrived in the late afternoon and the domes were packed. There were people everywhere. It seems like lots of people stayed for hours and hours (like us) so even with the staggered entrance times, it was pretty full.
- Go during the week — Again, this will help with avoiding crowds. We went on a Saturday, which was probably the busiest day.
- Be prepared for lines — If you have little ones, it would be a good idea to bring something small to entertain them while you wait in line. Trust me, you’ll wait in line.
- Prioritize activities — Decide before you arrive (or right when you get there) what is most important. Head there first while everyone else is getting their bearings and exploring the artifacts.
All in all, I’d highly recommend The Marvel Experience for younger super hero fans. Older fans will have fun, too, but a lot of the activities are geared for the younger crowd.
Disclosure: Complimentary tickets were provided to my family to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.