This week we got invited to the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Canada Experience that is opening Friday 20th at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto. The experience provides some fun and transports you into the world of Marvel’s The Avengers where you become an agent for the station and walk around looking at actual artifacts from the universe and the film. It’s an immersive experience that was adapted to our COVID time in order to be able to operate even during these times. Now, whether everyone will feel safe to go is to everyone’s discretion but the safety measures put in place are very detailed.
Located in the middle of the mall, in a storefront of 25,000 square feet. And the experience isn’t adapting to COVID as an afterthought, but rather built with it in mind. Some of the “cast” (the employees who also potentially double as actors for a more immersive experience) wipe down any places children or adults might potentially touch. Like any of the props such as Thor’s hammer. We are told that guests are encouraged to take pictures with the prop, but to only pretend they’re holding the prop. As well, for any of the interactive experiences, each guest is given a stylus to touch the screens, and at the end of the experience, the guest then returns it, it is then santized, but also is locked away and not used again for 72 hours.
Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Canada is going to be something kids and hardcore Marvel fans will enjoy. Each room takes you through Marvel films with interactive games and costumes and items from the film. It’s quite a simple experience but some of the costumes and things that they have are pretty cool to look at. From Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Black Widow, Vision, Ant-Man and so much more, the experience takes you through the Marvel Cinematic Universe from start to finish. With some exclusive things, like the Black Panther costume which is only in Toronto, Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N Canada is pretty cool to walk through and see a little bit of film history on the walls. The only thing I was sad about was that there was no Spider-Man stuff, but because that is just one thing.
The experience starts and ends with a simulation that is basically for your training to become an agent. It’s clearly made for kids to enjoy and have fun but it is pretty cool to play the game on a big screen. With interactive games that test your knowledge of the films, the experience tries to create a world of its own with the staff members dressed as Agents and all of them boasting a glow in the dark Hulk Serum to sanitize everything. It provides great photo opportunities for the kids and will create some great Instagram moments.
With a gift shop at the end which boasts an exclusive Roots line of clothes and a station to pick up the picture of yourself that was taken at the beginning of your experience, the Experience will provide good family fun for everyone, especially for kids.
For pricing and more information as to how to enjoy this experience, you can visit avengersstationcanada.com.