Avengers Campus

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Avengers Campus
Avengers Campus Concept Art.jpg
Avengers Campus concept art for Disney California Adventure
ThemeMarvel Superheroes
Avengers Campus California
(Disney California Adventure)
Coordinates33°48′44″N 117°55′08″W / 33.8121°N 117.9190°W / 33.8121; -117.9190
StatusUnder construction
Opens2020
Replaced
Avengers Campus Paris
(Walt Disney Studios Park)
Coordinates48°52′02″N 2°47′02″E / 48.8672°N 2.7838°E / 48.8672; 2.7838
StatusUnder construction
Opens2021
Replaced
Stark Expo Hong Kong
(Hong Kong Disneyland)
Coordinates22°18′47″N 114°02′29″E / 22.3130°N 114.0413°E / 22.3130; 114.0413
StatusUnder construction
Opens2023
Replaced

Avengers Campus[1][2] is an upcoming Marvel Comics–themed area being developed at several Disney theme parks: Disney California Adventure in 2020, Walt Disney Studios Park in 2021, and Hong Kong Disneyland in 2023.[3][4][5] The Marvel-themed areas or "land" will be developed simultaneously at the three parks and inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They will be developed by Walt Disney Imagineering, in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment.[6]

These three parks all hosted a Marvel-themed seasonal event in the past,[7][8][9] which confirmed the demand for the integration of the superheroes in the parks.

Based on three different continents, the Marvel-themed areas will be defined as the "Super Hero campus" of their specific region, that will form guests to become heroes.[10] Each area will feature mostly different sets of attractions and entertainment, while being strongly interconnected with each other by sharing a common narrative.[11]

Avengers Campus California (Disney California Adventure)[edit]

The version at Disney California Adventure will be taking up the space previously occupied by A Bug's Land and will be anchored by the nearby Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! attraction. The land closed on September 5, 2018 to make way for the new area. At the 2017 D23 Expo, Disney announced the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers as part of the new immersive Superhero area at the park. Disney has said phase one of this superhero themed area will open in 2020. Due to a 1994 contract with Universal Parks & Resorts, Disney cannot use the "Marvel" name in the area name or attractions.[12][13] The new Spider-Man themed ride will use the former It's Tough to Be a Bug! attraction.[14]

Current attractions and entertainment (as part of Hollywood Land)[edit]

Current retail (as part of Hollywood Land)[edit]

Future attractions and entertainment[edit]

Future restaurant[edit]

  • Pym Test Kitchen[16]

Avengers Campus Paris (Walt Disney Studios Park)[edit]

The version at Walt Disney Studios Park will be taking over the Backlot area of the park, repurposing it with the Marvel theme.[17] It will include a re-theme of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster avec Aerosmith to feature Iron Man.[4][18] On December 10, 2018, it was announced that Walt Disney Studios Park would feature a Marvel area similar to the one coming to Disney California Adventure, receiving the same Spider-Man ride, (taking over the Armageddon spot, closed on April 1, 2019) and Doctor Strange interactive show.[10]

Current entertainment (as part of Backlot)[edit]

Future attractions and entertainment[edit]

Future restaurant[edit]

  • Pym Test Kitchen
  • Quick-service restaurant with unknown theme

Future retail[edit]

  • Shop at the exit of the Spider-Man attraction
  • Shop at the exit of the Iron Man roller coaster

Stark Expo Hong Kong (Hong Kong Disneyland)[edit]

The version at Hong Kong Disneyland was announced in 2016, as part of the park's expansion plan.[20] It will take over part of Tomorrowland and will be themed as the Stark Expo based in Hong Kong, where guests are asked to join the Super Heroes in their battles.[21] This version entered phase 2 in 2019, which includes Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle![22] in the Science and Technology Pavilion of Stark Expo, along with a new retail facility and themed food.[23] This new attraction joined the Iron Man Experience, which opened in 2017 and took up the area where the former Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction used to be. On top of this, there will be new attractions and other forms of entertainment added to the land up until the year 2023, when a brand new Avengers themed ride will open, taking over the area previously occupied by Autopia.[24][25]

Current attractions and entertainment (as part of Tomorrowland)[edit]

Current retail (as part of Tomorrowland)[edit]

  • Expo Shop
  • Pavilion Gifts

Future attractions and entertainment[edit]

Future restaurant[edit]

  • Stark Expo themed Restaurant

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Thomas (August 22, 2019). "Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Shares First of Many Exciting Announcements to Be Unveiled at D23 Expo 2019". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Hall, Jacob (August 22, 2019). "The Marvel Land at Disney California Adventure is Called Avengers Campus – Check Out New Concept Art, Models and More [D23]". /Film. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Glover, Erin (March 20, 2018). "Avengers and Other Super Heroes to Assemble in New Themed Areas at Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Fickley-Baker, Jennifer. "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Walt Disney Studios Park to Receive Marvel Transformation". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Avengers Campus is coming to Disneyland Paris in 2021". Mr. Magical Parks. August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (March 20, 2018). "Marvel-Themed Lands Coming to Three Disney Parks". Variety. Archived from the original on March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Summer of Heroes Begins Tomorrow at Disney California Adventure Park". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Marvel Super Heroes Come to Disneyland Paris in Summer 2018". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Continues Growing as Marvel's Asia Epicenter this Summer". Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. June 14, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Global Avengers Initiative to Assemble Earth's Mightiest Heroes at Disney Parks Around the World". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  11. ^ Corless, Tom (December 10, 2018). "Disney Releases New Concept Art, Vague Details About Attractions..." WDW News Today. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Martin, Hugo (April 6, 2018). "Disney's California Adventure expansion will feature Marvel superheroes. Just don't call it 'Marvel Land'". Los Angeles Times.
  13. ^ "Marvel Agreement between MCA Inc. and Marvel Entertainment Group". sec.gov. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Archived from the original on March 23, 2016.
  14. ^ "BREAKING: Full Attraction, Restaurant, & Store Lineup Revealed for..." WDW News Today. October 23, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "Marvel Land Ride Details Revealed For Disney California Adventure".
  16. ^ Ramirez, Michael (August 25, 2019). "Details Revealed for Avengers Campus and Other New Experiences Coming to Disneyland Resort". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  17. ^ "Disney Announces Transformative Multi-Year Expansion for Disneyland Paris – Disneyland Paris News". Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  18. ^ Marden, Duane. "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster  (Walt Disney Studios Park (Marne la Vallée, Île-de-France, France))". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  19. ^ "D23 Expo 2019: Disney Parks Reveals Details about "Avengers Campus" at Disneyland Paris | News | Marvel". Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  20. ^ "Hong Kong Disneyland Announces Plan for Multi-Year Expansion With New Attractions and Entertainment". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  21. ^ "Iron Man Experience, Disney Parks' First Marvel-Themed Ride, Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  22. ^ Smith, Thomas. "Ant-man and the Wasp: Nano Battle! Coming to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2019".
  23. ^ "Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! Coming to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2019". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  24. ^ "Hong Kong Disneyland – Ant-Man and the Wasp Attraction Info & Artwork". Disney Geek. February 15, 2018.
  25. ^ "Hong Kong Disneyland to Close Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters on 8/31". Disney Geek. August 7, 2017.