So I was thinking about the rumor about Innoventions being turned into an Iron Man ride, and I was wondering what that would look like. My first thought was something like a hanging roller coaster like the hanging Superman roller coaster that is at a few Six Flags parks. However, the thought occured to me last night that what would really be awesome was if they took the concept of Soarin and made that into more of a thrill ride. I'd be really interested to see what Imagineering can do with a next generation kind of Soarin where each seat had it's own movement rather then a whole row of seats, and making it much more intense. I think it might have to be some kind of gyroscopic type of ride to allow for full, fluid movement, and then maybe even have a small track that allows it to move forward a few feet when you are supposed to be flying foward or down, and backward when you are supposedt to be flying up. I think it would be too challenging to design a ride where the guest is supposed to be Iron Man, so I imagine the story would be something along the lines of we're all in Iron Man training school, and in the middle of training, something goes horribly wrong, and Iron Man himself shows up to lead us to saftey / victory.
The other thought that I had was building an enclosed, fully indoor hanging Superman-style roller coaster with a digital screen all around you (like King Kong) where it basically makes a tube that surrounds the track at all times. However, it seems like that would be far, far too expensive to maintain.