Spiderman to Black Panther; Superheroes are ready to welcome marvel fans to Disneyland

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Avengers Campus
The Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim

A whole new superhero-themed area is opening to the public at Disney California Adventure Park, where Spiderman flies around the park while Iron Man, Black Panther, and other Marvel superheroes will meet the guest below.

The six-acre (2.43 hectares) Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim is the Walt Disney Company’s latest redesign of its popular theme parks, which were shuttered for lengthy periods during the coronavirus outbreak.

Highlights include an aerial Spider-Man robot that performs somersaults while flying 60 feet (18.3 meters) in the air. A human dressed as Spider-Man will meet guests at ground level.

Guests can also ride Web Slingers, a Spider-Man attraction in which they partner up with the superhero to battle out-of-control Spider-Bots. Designers claim that physical sets and virtual worlds will merge to give visitors the impression that they are slinging their own webs.

According to the reports, fan favorites from Disney’s blockbuster Marvel movies, from Black Widow to Captain America and Ant-Man, also will roam the area and interact with guests.

“It’s the first time we are celebrating all of these heroes and bringing them together in one place,” said John Mauro, portfolio executive producer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Food options include a cart offering shawarma, a nod to a scene at the end of the 2012 “Avengers” movie when various superheroes ate the Middle Eastern dish together after saving the world.

The Disneyland Resort, which comprises the original Disneyland and nearby California Adventure, reopened to the public on April 30 after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. The Avengers campus was supposed to debut in July of 2020. It was built in an area that previously celebrated the animated movie “A Bug’s Life.”

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