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Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure




Marvel’s heroes came together for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland in California

Disney has celebrated the launch of Avengers Campus in style, with Bob Chapek, Josh D’Amaro, Kevin Feige and of course, the Avengers themselves, all gathering for the landmark event.

Teaming up with Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and more, Disney CEO Bob Chapek unveiled the new land, which opens to the public today (June 4).

Along with experiences and products chairman, Josh D’Amaro, and Marvel Studios president and chief creative officer, Kevin Feige, the land also welcomed an A-List cast, with Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Anthony Mackie (Captain America) and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan) all attending the launch.



Created by Disney’s Imagineers in collaboration with the team at Marvel, Avengers Campus invites visitors to “team up with the Avengers and their allies to live out their super hero dreams”.

“At Walt Disney Imagineering, our goal is to always deliver on adventure, immerse guests in a story and really tap into their imaginations,” said Scot Drake, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering.

“One of the great opportunities with Avengers Campus was collaborating with our studio partners from the very beginning. It has been a truly dynamic collaboration. We’ve taken the famous Nick Fury line, ‘You’re a part of a bigger universe. You just didn’t know it yet’ into every attraction, heroic encounter and experience in the land. This will make every guest feel like they are a part of something even bigger as they find the super hero within themselves at Avengers Campus.”



The land features a number of themed attractions and experiences, the main one being Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, which takes guests on an interactive dark ride adventure.

In the attraction, Peter Parker has started an initiative called WEB - the Worldwide Engineering Brigade. Giving a presentation on the new Web Slinger vehicle, something goes wrong and riders have to help Spider-Man save the day.

Guests wear 3D glasses for the experience, which uses specially-designed technology that recognises body movements and gestures, allowing riders to use their hands to sling webs from their wrists like Spider-Man.

Guests can also see an animatronic Spider-Man brought to life, with the web slinger performing acrobatic stunts high above the campus.



Moving through the land, guests will have the chance to train with Black Panther and Wakanda’s elite guards, the Dora Milaje.

Okoye, the leader of the Dora Milaje, also debuts for the first time in a Disney park as she leads the training encounter.

Visiting the Ancient Sanctum, visitors can learn the secrets of the universe from Doctor Strange, who trains recruits in the ways of the mystic arts by bringing this Ancient Sanctum to life with powerful spells. The Sanctum experience is enhanced at night, with the area glowing with pulsating “mystic energy”.

Guests can also meet a host of other heroes of the Marvel universe, with heroic encounters with Iron Man in his new armor, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor.

Marvel’s villains will also make an appearance, with Taskmaster - known to Marvel fans for decades and soon to appear in the upcoming Black Widow movie - seen for the first time at a Disney park at Avengers Campus. The sometimes hero, sometimes villain, Loki, will also appear.



The Pym Test Kitchen is one of Disney’s grandest food offerings to date, with the experience offering alcoholic drinks for adults, along with Pym-Particle-infused cocktail experiments, along with bite-sized snacks. As guests watch the Pym food scientists at work in the kitchen lab, they will see the transformation of a regular-sized pretzel, which will go through the quantum tunnel and emerge either bigger or smaller.

Guests will also be able to savor foods like the Impossible brand plant-based meatballs, both large and micro and served with pasta.

Even the serving vessels and utensils at Pym Test Kitchen do not escape the effects of “Pym Particles,” which result in a visually fun and whimsical presentation.

Fans of The Avengers will recall Tony Stark’s request for shawarma following the alien Battle of New York. Now visitors can also try the delicacy, with the Shawarma Palace food cart at Avengers Campus offering shawarma-inspired wraps.

The final food offering in the land is Terran Treats - menu of intergalactic eats inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy. Offerings include Churro spirals with unique flavors, and a cosmic orb with a creamy filling.

“We looked for clever ways to offer food slightly different from what most guests would expect in a theme park,” said Jeremiah Balogh, culinary director at Disneyland Resort.

“I think we have done just that with all of our food and beverage offerings at Avengers Campus.”



Avengers Headquarters sits at the heart of the land, with the iconic building offering guests a chance to catch a glimpse of different Marvel heroes in action. On the roof of the building sits a Quinjet from the franchise.



The existing Guardians of the Galaxy attraction Mission: Breakout! Now forms part of Avengers Campus. Remodelled in 2017, the drop tower dark ride ride uses the same infrastructure and ride system of the previous attraction - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - with a new theme, as Rocket Raccoon recruits guests to help free the remaining Guardians of the Galaxy from display within the Collector's fortress.

Inside the Fortress, a collection of more than 2,200 artefacts from around the Marvel universe are on display, including plant life, creatures, weapons, costumes and other items of interest.



Following on from immersive worlds such as Pandora – The World of Avatar and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s parks, Avengers Campus certainly has some shoes to fill.

With the extremely high standard set by Disney’s Imagineers on previous immersive lands, the latest addition is no different, offering a level of storytelling only a handful of attractions anywhere in the world can match.

“At Avengers Campus, we are bringing three core themes – heroism, optimism and empowerment – to every activation in the land,” said Jillian Pagan, staff writer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

“You’ll see this in every detail, from the food items to the character encounters. Our goal has always been to extend the storytelling in unexpected ways. It’s what makes this land so rich and exciting for all guests, no matter what age or level of fandom.”



Avengers Campus marks a major milestone for Disneyland, which reopened on April 30 after being closed for more than a year as a result of the global pandemic.

“On behalf of our cast of super heroes, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome our guests to this epic new land,” said Ken Potrock, president of the Disneyland Resort.

“Just as the Avengers come together for the common good, the Disneyland Resort is ready to power up with Anaheim and Southern California to drive tourism, rebuild businesses and strengthen our communities.”



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Disney has brought Marvel to life like never before with the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland California Adventure




Marvel’s heroes came together for the launch of Avengers Campus at Disneyland in California

Disney has celebrated the launch of Avengers Campus in style, with Bob Chapek, Josh D’Amaro, Kevin Feige and of course, the Avengers themselves, all gathering for the landmark event.

Teaming up with Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and more, Disney CEO Bob Chapek unveiled the new land, which opens to the public today (June 4).

Along with experiences and products chairman, Josh D’Amaro, and Marvel Studios president and chief creative officer, Kevin Feige, the land also welcomed an A-List cast, with Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Anthony Mackie (Captain America) and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan) all attending the launch.



Created by Disney’s Imagineers in collaboration with the team at Marvel, Avengers Campus invites visitors to “team up with the Avengers and their allies to live out their super hero dreams”.

“At Walt Disney Imagineering, our goal is to always deliver on adventure, immerse guests in a story and really tap into their imaginations,” said Scot Drake, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering.

“One of the great opportunities with Avengers Campus was collaborating with our studio partners from the very beginning. It has been a truly dynamic collaboration. We’ve taken the famous Nick Fury line, ‘You’re a part of a bigger universe. You just didn’t know it yet’ into every attraction, heroic encounter and experience in the land. This will make every guest feel like they are a part of something even bigger as they find the super hero within themselves at Avengers Campus.”



The land features a number of themed attractions and experiences, the main one being Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, which takes guests on an interactive dark ride adventure.

In the attraction, Peter Parker has started an initiative called WEB - the Worldwide Engineering Brigade. Giving a presentation on the new Web Slinger vehicle, something goes wrong and riders have to help Spider-Man save the day.

Guests wear 3D glasses for the experience, which uses specially-designed technology that recognises body movements and gestures, allowing riders to use their hands to sling webs from their wrists like Spider-Man.

Guests can also see an animatronic Spider-Man brought to life, with the web slinger performing acrobatic stunts high above the campus.



Moving through the land, guests will have the chance to train with Black Panther and Wakanda’s elite guards, the Dora Milaje.

Okoye, the leader of the Dora Milaje, also debuts for the first time in a Disney park as she leads the training encounter.

Visiting the Ancient Sanctum, visitors can learn the secrets of the universe from Doctor Strange, who trains recruits in the ways of the mystic arts by bringing this Ancient Sanctum to life with powerful spells. The Sanctum experience is enhanced at night, with the area glowing with pulsating “mystic energy”.

Guests can also meet a host of other heroes of the Marvel universe, with heroic encounters with Iron Man in his new armor, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor.

Marvel’s villains will also make an appearance, with Taskmaster - known to Marvel fans for decades and soon to appear in the upcoming Black Widow movie - seen for the first time at a Disney park at Avengers Campus. The sometimes hero, sometimes villain, Loki, will also appear.



The Pym Test Kitchen is one of Disney’s grandest food offerings to date, with the experience offering alcoholic drinks for adults, along with Pym-Particle-infused cocktail experiments, along with bite-sized snacks. As guests watch the Pym food scientists at work in the kitchen lab, they will see the transformation of a regular-sized pretzel, which will go through the quantum tunnel and emerge either bigger or smaller.

Guests will also be able to savor foods like the Impossible brand plant-based meatballs, both large and micro and served with pasta.

Even the serving vessels and utensils at Pym Test Kitchen do not escape the effects of “Pym Particles,” which result in a visually fun and whimsical presentation.

Fans of The Avengers will recall Tony Stark’s request for shawarma following the alien Battle of New York. Now visitors can also try the delicacy, with the Shawarma Palace food cart at Avengers Campus offering shawarma-inspired wraps.

The final food offering in the land is Terran Treats - menu of intergalactic eats inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy. Offerings include Churro spirals with unique flavors, and a cosmic orb with a creamy filling.

“We looked for clever ways to offer food slightly different from what most guests would expect in a theme park,” said Jeremiah Balogh, culinary director at Disneyland Resort.

“I think we have done just that with all of our food and beverage offerings at Avengers Campus.”



Avengers Headquarters sits at the heart of the land, with the iconic building offering guests a chance to catch a glimpse of different Marvel heroes in action. On the roof of the building sits a Quinjet from the franchise.



The existing Guardians of the Galaxy attraction Mission: Breakout! Now forms part of Avengers Campus. Remodelled in 2017, the drop tower dark ride ride uses the same infrastructure and ride system of the previous attraction - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - with a new theme, as Rocket Raccoon recruits guests to help free the remaining Guardians of the Galaxy from display within the Collector's fortress.

Inside the Fortress, a collection of more than 2,200 artefacts from around the Marvel universe are on display, including plant life, creatures, weapons, costumes and other items of interest.



Following on from immersive worlds such as Pandora – The World of Avatar and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s parks, Avengers Campus certainly has some shoes to fill.

With the extremely high standard set by Disney’s Imagineers on previous immersive lands, the latest addition is no different, offering a level of storytelling only a handful of attractions anywhere in the world can match.

“At Avengers Campus, we are bringing three core themes – heroism, optimism and empowerment – to every activation in the land,” said Jillian Pagan, staff writer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

“You’ll see this in every detail, from the food items to the character encounters. Our goal has always been to extend the storytelling in unexpected ways. It’s what makes this land so rich and exciting for all guests, no matter what age or level of fandom.”



Avengers Campus marks a major milestone for Disneyland, which reopened on April 30 after being closed for more than a year as a result of the global pandemic.

“On behalf of our cast of super heroes, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome our guests to this epic new land,” said Ken Potrock, president of the Disneyland Resort.

“Just as the Avengers come together for the common good, the Disneyland Resort is ready to power up with Anaheim and Southern California to drive tourism, rebuild businesses and strengthen our communities.”



 



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