Remember that "flying robot" that Walt Disney Imagineering was building? You might have seen it while watching The Imagineering Story on Disney+ or maybe from copies of a publicity video from WDI that went viral about a year ago.
Anyway, whether you've seen it online or not, you might soon be seeing Disney's flying robot for real, inside a Disney theme park.
The Disneyland Resort today announced that Spider-Man will be swinging above the rooftops of the new Avengers Campus when the new Marvel-themed land opens in the old A Bug's Land space in Disney California Adventure this summer. Disney today released a teaser video of Spidey "practicing" his moves.
Hmmm... that looks familiar. Take off the brand-new Spider suit (designed for the parks by Ryan Meinerding, Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios), and that looks an awful lot like the "Stuntronics" animatronic tested by WDI.
Disney rarely confirms the tech that it uses to create its theme park "magic," so I wouldn't be surprised if Disney does not connect the dots here. But the stuntronic "flying robot" wowed fans when that video dropped, so it's exciting to think that fans might be getting the chance to see it for themselves in just a few months.
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