Disneyland Set to Add Marvel Land Park Expansion

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On the heels of the recent opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney has announced a space dedicated to Marvel at California Adventure Park in Disneyland. The Marvel Land park expansion in Anaheim has already gained permits for character meet-and-greets, a retail outlet, and even a microbrewery. Speculation about specific rides and themes (Asgardian ale at the brewery?!) are sparse as some legal details get ironed out.
Supposedly, however, construction has already begun in the spot formerly known as A Bug’s Land behind a temporary wall sporting the words “Stark Industries.” Disney is expected to reveal details in late August at the D23 convention in Anaheim.
As for Disney World in Florida, adding a Marvel Land is a bit more complicated, since nearby Universal Studios owns licensing rights for certain Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America (yet fans can still meet some of these characters on Disney grounds, which is quite confusing). Rumor has it Disney can’t even use the name Marvel in any advertising due to the contract with Universal.
Epcot, however, will be adding a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction in 2021, since those characters are not represented at Universal, as long the Marvel logo is not displayed. While this seems to affect mostly Florida, we will hopefully know more about official titles and characters in California later this summer.

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