Disney this morning teased a few more details about its upcoming Marvel-themed lands in California and Paris. Marvel Creative Executive Scot Drake today announced that Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Park will get installations of the same "immersive, interactive experience."
Disney previously announced that its Marvel-themed lands in Anaheim, Paris, and Hong Kong would be linked by a common narrative, focusing on the Avengers' attempt to recruit new heroes around the world. In its previous release, Disney dropped the name of a new organization, the Worldwide Engineering Brigade. Today's announcement provides more detail about that group.
Both parks will feature an exciting new attraction where guests of all ages can join the heroes in action. We are expanding our story universe by creating a new organization, the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, to be our setting for this experience. Though WEB is grounded in classic characters like Peter Parker, it is an organization that we can all be a part of – one that invites us to engage with these iconic heroes like never before.
Besides introducing WEB, we can’t wait to debut a brand-new, cutting-edge interface as part of this fun, interactive attraction. Through a blend of never-before-seen technology and practical effects, guests will get to experience for themselves what it is like to have the abilities of a Super Hero.
The use of the word "interface," along with talk of blending technology with practical effects suggests that the new attraction will include some amount of screen media. That was a pretty safe bet anyway, given the limited footprint of what will become the show building for the new ride in Anaheim. The as-yet-unnamed attraction will be going into the old It's Tough to Be a Bug building at Disney California Adventure and appears to be taking over the site of the Armageddon special effects show at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris.
The use of the acronym WEB, as well as Disney's release of new Spider-Man suit art today (above), also pretty much confirms the widely held assumption that these new attractions will be themed to Spider-Man.
The new ride apparently will not be going to Hong Kong, which launched its Marvel attractions with the introduction of Iron Man Experience in 2017 followed by Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!, which debuts in the old Buzz Lightyear space at the end of this month.
In Paris, the new Marvel-themed land will include an Avengers retheme for the former Rock 'n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. In Anaheim, the Marvel-themed land is taking over the former A Bug's Land space and will include the adjacent Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! revamp of the former Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The first phase of California Adventure's Marvel-themed land is supposed to open next year. Otherwise, we don't have any names or specific opening dates for these lands or attractions.Tweet
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