We know you've dreamed of it: being a superhero, beating up bad guys, saving the day. Until recently, it was a delusion as unattainable as getting rid of that paunch you built up over the holidays. But now there's The Marvel Experience, an interactive tour through a super-hero universe that makes you the main character. As the newest recruit in S.H.I.E.L.D., you'll traverse the Experience's seven giant augmented-reality domes, step inside a life-size version of the Avengers' Quintet and pilot a state-of-the-art 4-D motion ride while battling evil forces alongside lifelike projections of Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man and a dozen other Marvel heroes.
Earn your superhero credentials at the Marvel Experience Tour from December 19 to January 3 at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. Tickets start at $27.50 and tour time availability varies. Visit themarvelexperiencetour.com for more. Zachary Fowle