Ever since Disney purchased Marvel in 2009, fans have been wondering when Disneyland would introduce rides and attractions based on the Marvel superheroes. Disneyland has slowly introduced Marvel meet-and-greets into their theme parks, with a big chunk of Tomorrowland’s Innoventions serving as an area to meet the individual Avengers. Disney has announced an Iron Man ride for Hong Kong Disneyland, but when will the Anaheim theme park get its due? Find out more about the rumored Disneyland Marvel expansion after the jump.
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The original plan with all of these Disney films based on theme park attractions was apparently to make the attractions appealing again, to drive up attendence to the parks. For better and worse, I guess it didn’t really work out that way. The Country Bears movie probably did the attraction’s reputation harm, The Haunted Mansion is probably not worth bringing up even, and Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow so comprehensively hijacked the very notion of Pirates of Caribbean, became the face of the concept in such an immediate and powerful way that a ride without his likeness won’t ever feel really connected to the film franchise. But wow – what a money spinner those Pirates films proved to be.
According to Bloody Disgusting, Disney are setting up to give the concept another go, with a big screen movie derived from their Tower of Terror. Unfortunately, there are some pesky rights issues to be resolved first…
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