Avengers Campus

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Avengers Campus
Disney California Adventure (51242299125).jpg
Land entrance marquee at Disney California Adventure
ThemeMarvel Cinematic Universe
Attractions
Total6 (As of 2021)
WebsiteOfficial website
Avengers Campus California
(Disney California Adventure)
Coordinates33°48′44″N 117°55′08″W / 33.8121°N 117.9190°W / 33.8121; -117.9190
StatusOperating
OpenedJune 4, 2021
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
StatusOperating
OpenedJuly 20, 2022
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[a][2][3] is a Marvel Cinematic Universe–themed area located at Disney California Adventure, and at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris, and being developed for Hong Kong Disneyland.[4][5][6] The Marvel-themed areas or "lands" are being developed simultaneously at the three parks and inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, they instead take place in the "Marvel Theme Park Universe",[7] an alternate universe parallel to it within the Marvel multiverse,[8] in which the Blip and related ensuing events introduced in Avengers: Infinity War did not occur.[9] They are designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment.[10]

These three parks all hosted a Marvel-themed seasonal event in the past,[11][12][13] which confirmed the demand for the integration of Marvel characters 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 help guests to become heroes.[14] Each area will feature mostly different sets of attractions and entertainment, while being strongly interconnected with each other by sharing a common narrative.[15]

Disney California Adventure

Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure is centered around an Avengers campus located on the former shared grounds of a Stark Industries plant and Strategic Scientific Reserve complex. The area takes up the space previously occupied by A Bug's Land—with Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure using the same show building that previously housed the It's Tough to Be a Bug! attraction—as well as absorbing the nearby Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! attraction that was previously designated in Hollywood Land.

A Bug's 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 attraction would be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers as part of the new immersive superhero-themed area at the park. Disney initially announced on March 11, 2020, that Avengers Campus would open on July 18, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[16][17] In late December 2020, Disney announced that Avengers Campus was scheduled to open in 2021.[18] Due to a 1994 contract with Universal Parks & Resorts, Disney cannot use the "Marvel" name in the park's branding or attractions.[19][20] In April 2021, Disney announced that the area would open on June 4, 2021.[21]

On February 28, 2022, to honor Stan Lee, the park dedicated a plaque by an entrance to the Campus surrounded by blue planters as Lee would have celebrated his 100th Birthday in December 2022. The plaque's inscription reads: "We dedicate Avengers Campus to the incomparable Stan Lee. 'That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done and because it's the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt a real superhero.' Thank you, Stan, for inspiring the hero within each of us. You have made us all True Believers."[22]

Current attractions and entertainment

Future attractions and entertainment

  • Avengers Quinjet Experience (opening in Phase 2)

Restaurants

Retail

Meet and Greet: Heroes and Villains

Walt Disney Studios Park

The version at Walt Disney Studios Park (Disneyland Paris) will be taking over the Backlot area of the park, retheming it to Marvel.[14][40] It will include Avengers Assemble: Flight Force (a re-theme of the park's opening day attraction Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith to feature Iron Man) and a clone of Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure from California, now titled as Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure.[5][41][42] The area opened on July 20, 2022.[43][44]

Attractions and entertainment

Dining

  • Pym Kitchen
  • Stark Factory
  • Super Diner
  • WEB - Worldwide Eating Brigade
  • FANtastic Food Truck

Retail

  • Mission Equipment

Meet and Greet: Heroes and Villains

  • Spider-Man
  • Iron Man
  • Captain Marvel
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Thor
  • Loki
  • Sam Wilson/Captain America
  • Ant-Man
  • The Wasp
  • Okoye and the Dora Milaje from Wakanda
  • Star-Lord
  • Gamora

In the Training Center, guests can experience a one-of-a-kind encounter with Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain Marvel. For the first time in a Disney Park, a dynamic “freeze frame” video sequence, created by Disney Photo Pass with 27 cameras all around the action, can capture these meetings with Captain Marvel or Iron Man and turn them into unforgettable moments. These special encounters will be available for booking through the Disneyland Paris mobile app.[45] Earlier reports also mentioned Captain America and Black Widow as appearing in the training center.[46]

Hong Kong Disneyland

The version at Hong Kong Disneyland was announced in 2016, as part of the park's expansion plan.[47] 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.[48] This version entered phase 2 in 2019, which includes Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle![49] in the Science and Technology Pavilion of Stark Expo, along with a new retail facility and themed food.[50] 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.[51][52]

Current attractions and entertainment (as part of Tomorrowland)

Current retail (as part of Tomorrowland)

  • Expo Shop
  • Pavilion Gifts

Future attractions and entertainment

  • Avengers Quinjet Experience

Future restaurant

  • Stark Expo themed Restaurant

Music

The music for the themed land at Disney California Adventure was arranged by John Paesano, who referenced themes from the MCU's Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther films. A single entitled "Welcome Recruits" was digitally released by Hollywood Records and Marvel Music on April 22, 2022.[53]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Campus" is a backcronym for the Centralized Assembly Mobilized to Prepare, Unite, and Safeguard[1]

References

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