At this year’s D23 Expo, we learned about Disney’s plans to put Avengers Campuses with Marvel-themed rides in their theme parks across the world, starting with Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris, and that one of the attractions there would be an E-Ticket ride inspired by The Avengers. The piece of concept art above revealed guests in individualized seats flying separately through the middle of the action, and when an Imagineer was recently asked to describe the Avengers ride system, he explained that it will be “something that we’ve never seen before.”
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If you’ve ever thrust your wrist forward while pretending to shoot a web from it, Disney’s upcoming Spider-Man ride is going to try to give riders that sensation courtesy of some new technology. We’ve known for a long time that a new ride was in the works, but thanks to a recent panel at New York Comic Con, a couple of Imagineering executives revealed that it will give each guest the feeling of having Spider-Man’s web-shooters on their wrists as they try to wrangle some Spider-bots that have gotten out of control. Read More »
Earlier this year, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced a nearly $2.5 billion theme park expansion, which included a new Disneyland Paris land that will bring the world of Arendelle to life from the global hit Frozen. Now, a new piece of concept art shows what the Frozen theme park expansion will look like, revealing the enchanting lake, Elsa’s ice palace, an expansive village, and a far-off mountain. Check it out below. Read More »
At this year’s D23 Expo, we learned that the Marvel-themed land at Disney theme parks around the globe will each be called an Avengers Campus, where guests are “recruited” to help their favorite Marvel superheroes battle the forces of evil. Now there’s a new piece of concept art for the Disneyland Paris version of a new Avengers attraction, as well as some “super” impressive Marvel hotel concept art, giving us a look at the first-ever hotel dedicated entirely to Marvel artwork. Read More »
Disney occasionally updates its Star Tours attraction with new locations from upcoming Star Wars films, and a fresh rumor claims that another new update is on the way, this time incorporating a sequence inspired by J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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It appears that even though Spider-Man may no longer appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, the movies may be spinning a WEB of their own without him. WEB, aka the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, is a part of Disney’s theme park narrative that’s tied in to Avengers Campus, the new Marvel-themed land coming to Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. WEB is a fictional company within the parks that was created by Tony Stark, and during today’s D23 presentation, it was revealed that the organization is going to be incorporated into upcoming comics and movies.
Get the details on that below, and check out some new concept art from the Spider-Man attraction, Pym Kitchen, and more.
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Disney has announced that a new Marvel-themed experience is coming to California Adventure and Disneyland Paris that includes a new attraction “where guests of all ages can join the heroes in action.” The news is relatively vague, but based on some existing patents, we have a good idea of what the attraction is going to be like. In addition to some more story details about this overall expansion of their universe, the company also unveiled concept art for a brand-new Spider-Man suit that was designed by Marvel Studios and the parks’ Imagineers. Check it all out below. Read More »
The Avengers Initiative is spreading from movie theaters into the real world, and soon fans will be able to interact with their favorite cinematic and comic book superheroes in Disney theme parks across the globe. The studio has confirmed several details about its Marvel theme park characters, and below you can find a breakdown of which characters are getting specialized rides or attractions at each Disney park.
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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has built a name for himself as an acquisitions guy, pulling Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm under the Disney umbrella during his tenure. But he’s also concentrated on expanding the footprint of Disney theme parks outside the United States. Shanghai Disney has been his multi-billion dollar baby from the beginning, and now he’s dropping more than $2 billion into a huge multi-year Disneyland Paris resort expansion that will include Marvel, Star Wars, and Frozen lands. Read More »
Harry Potter doesn’t own wizards and magic wands — though The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando certainly popularized selling them in merchandise form.
The magic wand is a particularly clever piece of marketing that also is deeply connected to the world of Harry Potter — there are whole subplots about the importance of a wizard’s bond with his wand and how the “wand chooses the wizard.” Heck, the entire finale of Harry Potter hinges on the ownership of a wand! Merlin’s wand in Disney’s The Sword in the Stone? Not so pivotal.
But Disneyland Paris is piggybacking on the success of the Harry Potter wands, and creating their own brand of magic wands that can be sold at a Merlin’s Shop near you! And by near you, I mean exclusively in Disneyland Paris.
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