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7 destinations to visit if you’re a superhero super fan

Whether your kid is obsessed with Spiderman, Wonder Woman or the Incredible Hulk, these destinations are guaranteed to give your little caped crusader an out-of-this-world experience

7 destinations to visit if you’re a superhero super fan

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Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando

Chow down with Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm and Rogue at the new Marvel Character dinner or race up to 67 miles per hour with hulk-like power on the Incredible Hulk coaster. Or maybe you just want to sit back and watch Spiderman in action (in 3D!) Universal’s Islands of Adventure is your one-stop superhero shop. www.universalorlando.com

Three men and one woman on a roller coaster ride, dressed as superheroes.Photo: Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World, Orlando

The second motion picture installment of The Incredibles hits theatres this summer, and Walt Disney World plans to celebrate. The heroic family will take over Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom Park with nightly dance parties and a special appearance by Edna Mode, the greatest superhero costume designer. disneyworld.disney.go.com

Two kids with two people dressed as characters from Disney movie The Incredibles.Photo: Universal Orlando Resort

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Hall of Heroes exhibit, Orlando Science Centre, Orlando

If Orlando is on the agenda this summer, don’t miss the Hall of Heroes exhibit at the Orlando Science Centre running from May 26 to September 3, 2018. The fully-interactive simulations and artifacts from their favourite movies will bring your little superheroes-in-training into a world of crime-­fighting, gadgets and spies. www.osc.org

A young girl dressed as batman playing.Photo: Orlando Science Centre

Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum, Indiana

This just may be the official superhero headquarters. The only museum of its kind, it houses over 60,000 comic books and more than 10,000 toys, figures and props. There’s also a replica of the Bat Cave set from the 1960′s television series, the original shield used in the film Captain America and the ring Ryan Reynolds wore in Green Lantern. hallofheroesmuseum.com 

Exhibit of superheroes at display.Photo: Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum

Madame Tussauds, London, United Kingdom

Gang’s all here! It’s not every day your super fan can get their photo with Iron Man, Wolverine, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk and the Invisible Woman all under one roof. www.madametussauds.com/london/

Two children in front of the statue of Wolverine.Photo: Madame Tussauds Museum

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Toy & Action Figure Museum, Oklahoma

Your tiny action figure aficionados will freak out when they see the more than 13,000 action figures on display at this collectors’ museum in Oklahoma. www.toyandactionfiguremuseum.com

7 destinations to visit if you’re a superhero super fanPhoto: Toy & Action Figure Museum

Superhero walking tour, New York City

Looking for an excuse to take the kids to the Big Apple? New York City should really be dubbed the superhero capital: it’s where the Fantastic Four is headquartered, where Spiderman has been spotted slinging his web between skyscrapers and home to Marvel Comics head office. Bonus: you can download a map of the tour online and guide the whole family yourself for free. freetoursbyfoot.com

A boy dressed as a superhero flying over New York City.Photo: iStockphoto

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Simone Olivero is a Toronto-based writer and editor specializing in lifestyle editorial including travel, home décor, beauty and food. Her work has also been published in print and online publications like Toronto LifeChatelaine, The Toronto Star, CBC Travel, Yahoo! Canada and more. She was previously a senior editor at Today’s Parent and is currently the managing editor at House & Home

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