Disney Is Moving Forward With a Full-Fledged Marvel Land, and Um, Say What?!
Update: Disney has confirmed Marvel land will open in Summer of 2020, and it will officially be called "Avengers Campus," according to PEOPLE.
Brace yourselves, superhero-lovers. A full-fledged Marvel land is officially in the works at Disneyland. Set to open in 2020, the park expansion is going to center on anything and everything Marvel-related. According to the LA Times, the city of Anaheim, CA, has already approved a few building permits for the new attraction, including one for a 2,071-square-foot merchandise outlet.
Although Disney has yet to comment on the new construction, it's been reported that the expansion will include an interactive Spider-Man ride that lets visitors take on evil villains. And Disneyland isn't the only park getting a giant Marvel installment. Marvel attractions are expected to open at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2020, Epcot in Florida in 2021, and Hong Kong Disneyland in 2023.
Marvel land will occupy the space where A Bug's Land — the attraction inspired by A Bug's Life — once sat at Disneyland, which closed for good back in September 2018. At the moment, construction is taking place behind walls that read "Stark Industries," Tony Stark's business in the Avengers franchise. While the rest of the details around the new section of the park are still fuzzy, Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout, which was updated in 2017, will likely be one of the main rides. More information on the Marvel attractions will be released at the Disney celebration D23 Expo, which takes place in Anaheim from Aug. 23-25.