Cityneon’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Opening In Melbourne, March 2018
Cityneon has announced that today the Minister for Tourism and Major Events – Victorian Government, The Hon. John Eren MP; The Walt Disney Company Australia/New Zealand Managing Director, Kylie Watson-Wheeler; and Federation Square Chair, Deborah Beale, will announce the arrival of Australia’s first Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. experience, to be located in Melbourne’s Federation Square.
Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N has toured worldwide to New York, Seoul, Paris, Las Vegas, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei and Chong Qing; A world class immersive experience steeped in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the exhibition integrates science and modern technology with movie based props. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore an extensive range of Avengers operation equipment such as Captain America’s uniform and shield, Iron Man’s MK 45 suit, The Hulkbuster suit and Thor’s mighty hammer. An acronym for Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network, visitors will able to simulate recruitment as if they were training as agents of the movies’ secret agency, S.H.I.E.L.D.
Your mission: To delve into the history, science, engineering, genetics, technology and profiles of Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man and more.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Hon. John Eren MP says, “We’re proud to host the first ever large-scale Marvel event right here in Victoria.”
“Marvel fans won’t be the only ones delighted with this announcement, which is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors, supporting jobs and boosting our visitor economy.”
Federation Square Chair, Deborah Beale says, “We are thrilled to welcome Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N to Fed Square — Melbourne’s iconic meeting place.”
Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand, Kylie Watson-Wheeler says “Building on the success of this first-class event from iconic cities around the world, we’re thrilled to bring this truly compelling Marvel experience to Melbourne.”
“Marvel continues to inspire generations through action, heroism, characters and storytelling, and Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will provide Australian fans with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Mr. Ron Tan, Executive Chairman & Group CEO of Singapore’s public-listed Cityneon Holdings, the owner of VHE — the developer of the experience, remarked: “This marks the first time Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. lands in Australia after successful premieres in 8 different cities in different parts of the world. We are thrilled to partner with The Walt Disney Company Australia/ New Zealand to bring this to Marvel fans in Australia next year.”
A super-powered dose of science and technology has been provided by NASA to enhance the authenticity of the experience and pique visitors’ interest in real-world science and technology. With comprehensive educational materials available for teachers, plus supporting materials created by the Science Teachers Association of Victoria, this is a thrilling learning experience for high school kids to follow STEM pathways by amplifying the scientific themes and characters that are core to Marvel’s storytelling.
The experience has been hugely successful in New York, Seoul, Paris and Las Vegas; where it has since been established as a permanent attraction. In 2017 Marvel broke records in Brisbane with its Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition that ran for three-months and saw close to 270,000 visitors experience one of the largest displays ever presented.
Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will be a must see attraction on Melbourne’s events calendar with all new features and experiences in its very own purpose built 2,500sqm structure located at The Paddock, Federation Square.
Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. opens March 2018 for a limited time.
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