Disneyland to Offer Stand-By Line for Avengers Campus

June 1, 2021, 4:28 PM · The Disneyland Resort will open a physical stand-by queue if the new Avengers Campus land fills to capacity. The new Marvel-themed land opens this Friday at Disney California Adventure.

California's theme parks remain under capacity restrictions until June 15. In Disneyland's Orange County, theme parks may admit up to 35% of their designed capacity, but indoor attractions remain capped at 25%. That has created long waits for rides at local parks and will affect operations in Avengers Campus, where the main attraction is the indoor WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure.

While Avengers Campus has a couple of access points, when the land opens, Disney will allow entry only through the western access, which is located near the Carthay Circle, in front of the Worldwide Engineering Brigade building. That also is where the stand-by queue will form, if needed.

Disneyland will open a virtual queue at 7am each morning for WEB Slingers, which will not have a physical stand-by queue. If you get a spot in the WEB Slingers virtual queue, you will not need to wait in the physical stand-by queue to enter the land when you are called to ride. You can remain in Avengers Campus after your Spider-Man ride time, too, so the WEB Slingers virtual queue effectively serves as an alternate to waiting in the physical stand-by line to get into the land. A second-chance opportunity for the WEB Slingers virtual queue opens at noon daily for anyone who did not get at 7am.

You must have a reservation to visit Disney California Adventure that day to enter the WEB Slingers queue at 7am. The noon opportunity will be open to anyone with a DCA reservation and guests with Park Hopper tickets who started the day at Disneyland. You cannot be in the virtual queue for both WEB Slingers and Disneyland's Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at the same time, however. So if you started the day at Disneyland and got into the Rise queue but only after 12 noon, you're out of luck getting into WEB Slingers if that virtual queue is not still available by the time you ride Rise of the Resistance.

Check Theme Park Insider on Wednesday evening at 8pm Pacific Time for our full coverage of the new land - including interviews, on-ride videos, and our reviews of the land, WEB Slingers, and the land's food and merchandise. Then stick around for a live stream of the official dedication ceremony at 8:15pm.

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Replies (13)

June 1, 2021 at 4:48 PM

This land is very small, expect to be filled up fast.

June 1, 2021 at 6:28 PM

Is it just me or does Disney seem to be making it more complicated every year to just visit a park and experience attractions? I swear, these lines would go faster if we all just went to back to 'line up and wait your turn'.

June 1, 2021 at 7:18 PM

WTF? What has happened to Disney? I pay $150 bucks to get in, I must have a reservation for that day, and if they're generous enough to let me call the virtual cue so I might have an outside chance to ride a particular attraction. Oh, you didn't get into the cue? Then buy a ticket for different day to return and do the whole thing over again.This company is pushing its fanbase away. I do not want to be on my phone all day trying to get a seat on a ride. I want to enjoy the parks!

June 1, 2021 at 7:30 PM

A physical wait for an area followed by a virtual one for a ride? Seems like it should be reversed.

June 1, 2021 at 7:54 PM

For the love of Mike, just bring back fastpass!!

June 1, 2021 at 9:03 PM

How exciting!
Two theme park lands based on the same property, but by two competing companies. Marvel Super Hero Island and Avenger's Campus, sure Disney is a bit limited on what they can and can't do but so far they do seem to be going a rather reduced route on the budget.
One can't help but say, when looking at Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout, they just glued a bunch of junk to the Tower of Terror. Will this new area match the amount of work that Universal put into theirs? Will Disney's Spider-man ride be as well received as the award winning one at Islands of Adventure?
It's exciting to wait and find out! Though...given Disney's history here in the states.
I feel like I already know the answer.

June 1, 2021 at 11:06 PM

To clarify, if you’re in the VQ for Spider-Man, you do not need to wait in the standby queue for the land - unless you want to enter the land to wander around before your Spider-Man ride time.

Don’t do that. Just check out the land after you ride.

June 2, 2021 at 2:55 AM

I just did a quick search for the artwork published so far for Avengers Campus and man, does it look boring, generic and similar to renderings for almost any snazzy office building in the real world.

Where is the magic? Where is the wow effect? I don't see any iconic buildings apart from the bejuweled Christmas tree aka Tower of Terror.

What happened to immersive place making design?

I'm very interested to see real live footage soon but afraid it won't even compare well to these mediocre artworks.


June 2, 2021 at 7:48 AM

Though I have tickets for 6/7/2021 for California Adventure, I am already cringing thinking I might not get a virtual return time or the ride will be like ROTC with multiple break downs during the day making it even harder to ride. Besides that I will need to spend an extra $65 or so per person in my party to buy those web slinger upgrades. I already had to over-plan and log on multiple days to try to get two dining reservations on the one day I am going to DCA. Let me say, Disneyland is edging closer and closer to WDW that one needs to over-plan everything to go, and it is costing a small fortune to go for a day with little guarantee of a good time in store. Still upset that Disneyland has changed the menu in notable bad ways at Cafe Orleans.

I miss Disneyland, but really question how much longer going will be worth my money, effort, and time.

June 2, 2021 at 8:39 AM

Given the size of this area, I think it was inevitable that Disney would have to implement some type of crowd control to allow guests to move through the area, even if social distancing wasn't being enforced.

@Ryan C - Don't knock GOTG:MB until you try it. I thought it was pretty blasphemous that Disney would overlay one of their most successful attractions (granted it was an inferior version of ToT), but after riding it, I felt the Guardians overlay was a massive improvement. While I wouldn't want Disney to do the same to DHS's ToT, DCA's version wasn't even in the same area code, yet this overlay puts it on the same plane as Disney's all-time best attractions. Guardians is a BLAST, and while the junk on the outside of the tower isn't particularly attractive or any sort of groundbreaking design, it serves its purpose from a theming perspective and distances the structure from the original Twilight Zone theming without having to raze and rebuild the façade.

I think Robert makes an important note, and probably how most should approach visiting Avengers CAMPUS. If guests do not have to wait in the line if they're paged by the virtual queue, it should be a no-brainer to simply wait until it's time to ride WEB Slingers and then tour the land after you get off the ride. Hopefully the standby line to enter Avengers CAMPUS will not be needed very long (the line for Galaxy's Edge in California was only needed for a few weeks), but if a line is forming, it's just not worth waiting in the standby line to enter the land when you can just wait until your WEB Slingers spot comes up.

June 2, 2021 at 11:28 AM

I agree that Guardians is one of my favorite rides, not necessarily for the theming, but for the thrill factor. But I do feel it is a little hollow to claim it as part of the 'new' land. Ok, I get it, it's part of it, but I would feel a lot better if the Avengers ride was also open to make the land complete. Kind of like the original half-open Gal-lazy's Edge. I also agree that the land is too generic. A Circuit City building and a graffiti wall? Way to immerse your theme park guest in a fantasy world. The Guardians tower looks like Sleeping Beauty Castle in comparison. But I guess Circuit City and graffiti are part of California...

June 2, 2021 at 1:54 PM

Well geez. So if you're lucky you can ride WEB slingers once a day. The upcharge add ons really aren't going to be worth it or interesting until you've become familiar with the attraction. Sales for those may be sluggish for a while.

June 2, 2021 at 2:30 PM

I'm curious to see how long this lasts as there seems to be relatively little of interest in the land aside from the ride. Personally, if I saw a queue just to enter I'd probably forgo my visit to Avengers Campus if I knew I wouldn't be able to ride Web Slingers, and if that sentiment is shared by many I wouldn't be surprised to only see a handful of days with an entry queue (especially after California drops their theme park restrictions). Perhaps if everyone is visiting on day tickets we'll see more dedicated guests, but unless you've ridden all the other major attractions in the park (at least any of interest), waiting in line just to wander around a land seems like a pretty poor use of time.

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