I went Thursday night to Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square, presented by “Discovery Times Square”.
With their prices soaring into the $30-$40 range, one would expect an amazing experience (especially since it’s only a half-hour long). And the potential was certainly there.
Unfortunately half the machines were blocked off from public usage, and labeled as “Broken” (or had an ‘Agent’ standing next to it, directing people away), the good news should’ve been that half the machines were still in place.
Except that wasn’t the case. The rest of the machines all had their own glitches, preventing them from working correctly. For example:
- One machine that was supposed to compare your height/weight to Captain America’s, measured my height at a whopping 0’0″. Now I knew I was short, but that’s a little low…
- Comparing reflexes with Captain America…I’ve been playing video games for decades. My reflexes are pretty darn quick, and I am certain that I hit just about every single one of them. Of course when the game ended, I had a score of 1 vs. the Captain’s 17.
- Shooting from your eyes like Iron Man’s mask, is a great concept, except no matter what you did you couldn’t get to the top of the screen, no matter how they configured it.
What a disgrace this place is to the Marvel name, and while it is a clear tourist trap, there should still be a level of standards that Discovery should try to meet.
With the broken rundown place, it can’t be higher than a 2 out of 10.