Looks like Marvel is going to Disneyland
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is featured in the upcoming issue of Disney's fan club magazine, D23. In an excerpt from the piece
, Feige talks about his excitement in bringing Marvel characters to the Disney theme parks:
"The notion of walking into a theme park and going into Asgard or the X-Mansion—Disney does this better than anyone. That is why I've gone to Disney parks multiple times every year for my whole life. It's that next step in fully immersive storytelling, whether it's a dark ride, a stunt show, or a thrill ride. The options are endless when it comes to how Imagineers can turn our characters, our adventures, and our films into amazing experiences."
We've talked before how Marvel's contract with Universal Orlando can keep the characters in that park there indefinitely, and out of Walt Disney World. (Unless the two sides cut a deal.) But the Disneyland Resort is wide open and available to Marvel. Feige's presence in D23 makes it all but assured that a Marvel attraction is coming to a Disney theme park, and that the announcement will be sooner rather than later.
What would you like to see from Marvel, and where?
(Thanks to TPI reader duncan henny for the link.)
I will admit. I used to be against having Marvel in Disneyland. Actually, I still am against them being in Disneyland. I say put them in California Adventures.
Iron Man and Avengers attaractions would be pretty cool, there is so much you can do with the MARVEL franchise!
Replace Bug's Land with an amazing dark ride experience (a la HPFJ). I could see Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers, X-Men, or Spiderman (could be some problems with its similarity to Spiderman in IOA). Iron Man actually occurs in California which makes it a perfect fit for DCA.
Then again, plenty of the Disney stories are sugar coated versions of classic tales that were scary or creepy.
Marvel is going to Disneyland! But Disneyland Paris. I heard that Paris folks got an old project about a Marvel Theme park that should been made in Dubai, and are improving this project to build the third gate in DPR.
Disneyland California has it's fair share of unique content. Paris NEEDS this. I know it's the most visited park in Europe but it has a terrible reputation compared to the other parks.
I rather have Disney acquire some more land at Disneyland Resort to build a third park called Earth 616 and have lands based on Spiderman- Fantastic 4 etc. They should bring the Spider man attraction over as well.
By placing the Marvel characters in Shanghai they introduce them to a nation of 76 gazillion new consumers.
I hope to never see the Marvel characters at Disneyland, they just don't fit anywhere in that park's spirit or milieu. Until recently, Disney owned the Power Rangers franchise but they didn't dare shoehorn them into the parks. Marvel is another terrible fit for Disney. If they had to buy a comic book company, DC was a much better fit with classic characters. California Adventure's park sections are being themed to the California that Walt Disney knew such as the 1930s and 1950s. Superman could fit into this as a classic character of the golden age, but the Marvel characters feel too contemporary. Put Marvel in Paris, that park is already a bit of a disaster so it doesn't matter as much.
correction the power rangers are at DHS they parade all around the park ans some kids cry and run.
I see Universal cutting Disney a deal or pulling out of the Marvel Island for good.
You want to give Hogwart's Castle a run for its money? Build Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters at Hollywood Studios and watch the people go crazy. Marvel/X-Men would definitely knock Harry off his broomstick.
I think it's a damn shame that it's not possible at the moment for them to implement a new park in WDW or add the marvel universe to an area in DHS because of the universal contract, i mean yeah when i first heard about it i was totally against marvel having any involvement in the WDW or any disney park for that matter. But with universal's new build of harry potter land and room for expansion in the future, it only seems fitting that after fantasyland disney cut a deal to have soul ownership of the marvel universe to the parks resulting in universal having to give it up and allowing disney to bring something new to the hollywood studios.
Carlo's proposal for an X-Men attraction to rival Harriet Potter sounds pretty good to me and , like Brandon, I think it would fit California Adventure's brief far better than it would Disneyland's.
What da hell!!! Disney dont need marvel PERIOD ... Its not a good look for them anyway ... DA !! ... just messed up my day
I LOVE Marvel and would be so excited to see it come to any Disney Park in the form of attractions. Especially X-Men! Marvel Super Hero Island @ IOA is great, but it is becoming dated. I would love to see Disney break out some different characters to showcase attractions in their parks. Thor, Fantastic 4, Iron Man rides would be great!
Wouldn't the Marvel brand make for a great beginning to the often rumored 5th gate at WDW with a more teen/adult focus?
Disney can certainly acquire Spiderman for the west coast Disneyland if they license Sony's version. This will prevent confusion with Universal's comic book version in the east coast. Of course, they can also choose from this point on to do joint ventures on all new movie projects so they have theme park and merchandising rights. Thus they spread the risk and can profit immediately if the films are hits.
To Anon Mouse: Why would the Walt Disney Company which is the world largest media company need or want to do "joint ventures"???
Disney doesn't do joint ventures? News to me.
I LOVE the idea of Xavier's School for Disney. Hey, exec's are ya listening? :) Harry is AMAZING & my personal geek paradise...but that would get me to go to Disney (again). As long as they keep the Marvel Island at IOA I am happy. There just isn't much you can do in that area that would be that fantastic (no pun intended...ok a little one). Disney could take OTHER characters not highlighted at Universal. Fan favorites as well. With Avengers coming out etc there is so many ways to go that people would be excited about. Granted two have to be there. Spidey, X Men but HOW they execute would be the biggest thing. Can you imagine the ride in Tomorrowland rather than being the "future" people mover but the Tony Stark expo? It would give something for a little bit older kids.
Marvel does NOT belong in Disneyland.
I hope it replaces a bugs land or innoventions
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