Although we might wish that every vacation we take includes a day in Disney’s Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Epcot Theme Park, that is not always the case. My husband and I were able to get away recently for a few days to Las Vegas, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that Disney had followed us there! We happened upon a new attraction called Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island Las Vegas and we knew we had to give it a try. The attraction just opened in April, but is gaining popularity among adults and kids alike, and for lovers of The Avengers it is a must-do!
Basically, Guests immerse themselves in a self-guided tour through the history of The Avengers and some of their greatest adversaries. Each room pays homage to a different character and features amazing costumes and memorabilia from your favorite heroes. The exhibits are interactive. In order to get the full impact of the experience, Guests are encouraged to download the S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) app for IOS or Android in order to receive crucial videos that will aid in the quest to become S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agents themselves. Devices that have the app pre-installed are available for rent as well. In addition to videos containing top-secret information and the history of each Avenger, the app prompts you to take an assessment after each room to test your knowledge (basically Avengers trivia questions – you can find the answers in the exhibits), bringing you one step closer to your goal of becoming an agent.
But amidst all of the fun, you receive a communication video explaining that Ultron, arch-enemy of The Avengers, has infiltrated the building in an attempt to take over! You must complete your training and join The Avengers as their newest agent to battle Ultron and save the world. The experience ends in an epic virtual battle … and only one side can emerge victorious!
Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Treasure Island is really pretty cool. I am not (sorry!) a huge fan of The Avengers, but my husband was hooked at age 10 when he started amassing his massive collection of Captain America comic books. I found the exhibit to be really interesting. There was a ton of background information, so I never felt lost in the story line. The memorabilia is extensive; you can view Ant-Man’s helmet, attempt to throw Thor’s hammer, control The Hulk’s movements, and check out Captain America’s shield and motorcycle as well as tons of costume prototypes. Thinking about a trip to Las Vegas in the near future? Here are some details so you too can become a S.T.A.T.I.O.N. agent.
- Tickets currently cost $34.00 for ages 12 and up; $24.00 for ages 4-11; no charge for 0-3 years of age. It is an additional $5.00 to rent an I-pod pre-loaded with the necessary app and headphones are included.
- 15% off for active military with ID
- 20% off for Clark County residents
- 20% off for Treasure Island Hotel guests.
- Treasure Island is located at 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, right on the Vegas strip.
- Tickets can be purchased at the Treasure Island box office or by calling 702-894-7626.
- Consider bringing headphones to listen to the videos during the experience.
- Come with a fully charged phone or rent a device. The app seems to drain phone batteries quickly.
- Exhibits are pretty heavy on information that you’ll need to read. This may be tough for younger kids (and some of us can benefit from bringing our reading glasses along!).
- Look for coupons/discounts in flyers in your hotel. I purchased discounted same-day tickets at a TIX 4 TONIGHT kiosk.
- Win big at the blackjack table, because you are going to love the gift shop. You enter and exit through a retail store that features Marvel-themed games, toys, apparel and more. You also have the option of purchasing your official Avengers ID badge as you exit ($10.00) and pictures from your experience as well.
- At the beginning of your adventure, you’ll be asked to choose your favorite Avenger (Captain America of course). However, in the final battle with Ultron, most guests were assigned to fight as a different Avenger (Thor for me). This was a little puzzling, but fun nonetheless. Overall, if you are in the Vegas area, it is definitely a fun way to spend and hour or so.
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