Thanks for the review! I don't really like Buzz / Midway Mania because I have terrible hand eye coordination but the theming of this sounds fun and like it might be a bit easier for rubbish people like meI'm rope dropping it tomorrow and Tuesday and will report back how it goes. May or may not rope drop it on Monday depending on what else I have going on. As far as I can tell, the ride has priority admission but no fastpass. I only rode it once so far during the previews and it wins the award of the only Marvel ride so far that I like.
The game feels more like Planet Rescue in Shanghai with a bit of Astro Blasters. The laser is easy to find and targets are larger like Planet Rescue but its scoring system is more like Astro Blasters which I like. I think Planet Rescue would still be the most fun for a casual rider but Ant-Man is more casual friendly than Astro Blasters. Ant-Man's targets are pretty much all stationary so the dark ride aspect of the ride is worse than the Toy Story variants and the ride is less engaging for hardcores. The screens on the Ant-Man vehicle are the nicest in my opinion but it's a shame we don't have control over the rotation of the vehicle.
I like the queue immersion but the ride part of the attraction doesn't offer the same level of immersion that the Toy Story variants offer. Despite what the celebrities say, I think they could have executed the "shrinking" part better. It's nice that they they now have signs in the queue with wording to show which targets are worth the most points but I wish they showed exact values like Tokyo's version of Astro Blasters.
I think Ant-Man is my favorite laser shooter ride by tiny margin because it's storytelling through the queue is on point. If Astro Blasters made their lasers easier to find, I would like them more than Ant-Man.
Awesome! Because of the time difference it's impossible for me to see morning wait times but I'm gonna be keeping an eye on the evening wait times to see if it says consistently high.I will monitor wait times throughout the day for the next couple of weeks to see how crowded it is