Those of you who have had the opportunity to visit Disneyland in the past year may have seen some “under construction” type signs in the middle of the park, not too far from the Cars area, with the Stark Industries logo emblazoned on them. Well, now your answer is finally here as Disney has revealed that the Marvel-themed Avengers Campus will make its Disneyland debut in 2020.
The new attraction will be centered in Disneyland’s California Adventure half, and will be taking over the area that was once occupied by A Bug’s Land, based off the 1998 film A Bug’s Life (remember that one?). Here’s the official write-up from the Disney Parks blog, just as the studio revealed the new attraction at D23 Expo today:
When guests visit Avengers Campus, they will become part of an interconnected, global story that spans from California to Paris to Hong Kong with the Avengers recruiting new extraordinary people to join them.
Inside our pavilion at D23 Expo, guests will be able to see an in-story experience where they’ll learn why the Avengers are building these campuses. And on Sunday, we’ll share more details about what our guests will be able to experience when they open.
So, you and all your buddies can become Avengers if you opt to traipse around Disneyland sometime next year. According to a map seen on site via our friends at io9, some of the main areas of interest will include: Avengers Headquarters, the W.E.B. Workshop (just in time for Disney and Sony to split, but this being in the works long before that means it has no bearing here), Pym Technologies, and Sanctum. So, something based on both Ant-Man and Doctor Strange? Sounds like fun to me! And all this is added onto the already pretty spectacular Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, which I can’t recommend enough if you can handle those “elevator drop” type rides – they even change the drop timings based on whatever music is playing at the time! It’s so fun!
Disney is going to reveal more on Sunday during the Parks panel at D23, but this is a fun first teaser. Disney has also confirmed that Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland will also receive their own Avengers parks. Sorry Orlando, you just get a Guardians roller-coaster at Epcot for now, you are getting a Galaxy’s Edge at least! Honestly though, I may have to make the trip out sometime next year. Somebody come hold my hand for the Guardians ride again!
There’s also going to be a micro-brewery apparently, so you can maybe live out the dream of getting drunk with Thor…and then perhaps vomiting on one of the rides.