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It's Avengers Week for Disneyland Fans

May 31, 2021, 1:20 PM · Avengers Campus opens to the public this Friday at Disney California Adventure - the first time that Disney has brought an entire Marvel-themed land to one of its theme parks.

Built on the former site of A Bug's Land in the heart of the park, Avengers Campus is the home to the Worldwide Engineering Brigade [aka WEB], a collection of young engineers working to outfit and equip the next generation of the world's superheroes. The California campus is just one of three around the world, to be joined by one at Walt Disney Studios in Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland.

Disney California Adventure's Avengers Campus includes WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, an interactive 3D dark ride; the Pym Test Kitchen restaurant; multiple Marvel superhero character encounters, including a Doctor Strange show and flying Spider-Man; as well as the new official home for the adjacent Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride.

Check Theme Park Insider on Wednesday evening at 8pm Pacific Time for our full coverage of the new land, including interviews, video, and our review. Then stick around for a live stream of the official dedication ceremony at 8:15pm.

In the meantime, please tell us in the comments what you most would like to know about this new land and its place within both the MCU and Disney's theme park strategy.

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Replies (10)

May 31, 2021 at 4:19 PM

I am a Disneyland fan but definitely unimpressed by this whole Avengers circus.

It doesn't do anything for me but I know these franchises mean big money.

If only the theming and the one D/E-ticket attraction was something that could entice me ...

Just waiting for that Frozen attraction to be build in Tokyo and Paris I guess.

May 31, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Such outstanding news. WDI continues its ROTR momentum. Between this and UO's raptor coaster, the themed entertainment medium is thriving.

May 31, 2021 at 11:21 PM

I agree its been 12 years since Disney bought Marvel and this seems incredibly phoned in considering Avengers are 4 of the highest grossing movies of all time and this land is in LA. Its really strange that Cars Land, which has a lot more substantial theming, is right next to it and obviously the Cars franchise is not anywhere close to Avengers in terms of importance to Disney. A big reason for it being underwhelming is because the main e-ticket has already been operating for 4+ years in its new state. Its like if Flight of Passage opened four years before the rest of Pandora it's just weird.

June 1, 2021 at 3:22 AM

The problem with Avengers Campus is that is based on the MCU movies and it’s limited to them. Just look at the Spider-Man attraction at Islands of Adventure where you get to see Spider-Man fight off with his villains whereas the DCA one has him fighting against robot spiders that has never appeared in any comic/movie/show.

June 1, 2021 at 7:52 AM

I agree with TH Creative. We're still in the midst of a pandemic. Things seem to be getting better in the US, but in many other parts of the world they are not. For Disney and Universal to keep pushing forward on projects, or delay them instead of cancelling them, is a good sign, and probably the best we could hope for.

June 1, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Avengers' Campus aka Outlet Mall. Have you ridden the Mens' Warehouse Webslingers? Or maybe the Cole Shoes Coaster?

June 1, 2021 at 12:05 PM

It's commendable to see Disney push forward with these additions through the pandemic. However, let's not pat these guys on the back just yet. In cases around the world, development and construction has ground to a halt with only certain projects receiving funding to complete work.

I also want to wait to see what the Dr. Strange and Spiderman shows are like before rendering a verdict on Avengers CAMPUS. WEB Slingers was always intended to be a C/D Ticket level attraction from a master planning perspective, but since it's the only truly new ride being offered, the shows will need to be special to compensate for a lack of a real cornerstone attraction for the land. If the Dr. Strange show is nothing more than a weak facsimilia of Jedi Training Academy and the Spiderman show is just a goofy looking robot doing acrobatics in the distance, the new land will fail to meet expectations.

June 1, 2021 at 11:21 AM

I have a feeling that the land... no matter how good the WEB Slingers attraction is... is going to disappoint, not only because one of the attractions opened years ago, but primarily because lots of enthusiasts know that the "real" headliner is like what... three years away? I guess they didn't learn anything from the opening of Galaxy's Edge without ROTR. Or perhaps they did, and will be girding for less-than-rave reviews. Perhaps the so-so reaction will spur the faster development of the E-ticket attraction.

June 1, 2021 at 11:50 AM

This will be a nice addition, but the main ride looks underwhelming. I am looking forward to the completed product, but that is likely at least half a decade away. I love the Disneyland Resort, but it's also becoming clearer after each expansion that we are truly at the limits of size capacity, which makes their expansion plans seem all the more necessary if they are to ever grow. They will eventually just run out of room unless they pluck out existing attractions (I'm looking at you, submarines and Autopia).

June 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM

The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventures - consistently considered one of the best rides in the world. WEB Slingers - comparable to Lego Ninjago. Galaxy's Edge deja vu? All we need now is for the Avengers ride to be a Soarin' copy.

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