Spider-Man will fly high above Disneyland Resort’s new Avengers campus in California when it begins welcoming the public on Friday, with guests down through the air meeting Iron Man, Black Panther and other Marvel superheroes.
The six-acre (2.43 ha) Avengers campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim belongs to The Walt Disney Company. (dis.n) The latest redesign of its popular theme parks, which were closed for an extended period during the coronavirus pandemic.
Highlights include an aerial Spider-Man robot that does somersaults while flying 60 feet (18.3 m) in the air. A human dressed as Spider-Man will welcome visitors to the ground level.
Guests can also ride a Spider-Man attraction called Web Slingers, where they team up with characters to fight out-of-control Spider-Bots. The designers said that physical sets and virtual environments would blend in to make visitors feel like they were kicking their own webs.
Fans of Disney’s blockbuster Marvel movies, from Black Widow to Captain America and Ant-Man, will also roam the area and interact with guests.
“This is the first time we’re celebrating all these heroes and bringing them together,” said John Mauro, portfolio executive producer at Walt Disney Imagineering.
Dining options include a cart offering shawarma, a scene at the end of the 2012 “Avengers” film when various superheroes ate a Middle Eastern dish together after saving the world.
Disneyland Resort, which includes the original Disneyland and adjacent California Adventure, reopened to the public on April 30 after being closed for more than a year because of the pandemic. The Avengers campus was originally scheduled to open in July 2020. It was built in an area that previously celebrated the animated film “A Bug’s Life”.
As part of ongoing security measures, Disneyland is only accepting guests from California until June 15, when it will begin allowing visitors from other states. Guests are currently required to wear face masks.
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