New attraction coming to Disneyland Resort pits Avengers against King Thanos

The latest enlargement to the Disneyland Resort — Avengers Campus at California Journey Park — will add an attraction that may pit the legion of Marvel superheroes in opposition to a military of villains, led by a crown-wearing genocidal King Thanos.

That was one in all dozens of bulletins made Sunday at D23, the Disney Expo at Anaheim Conference Middle, by Josh D’Amaro, Disney’s head of Parks, Experiences and Merchandise. Every announcement was met by screams, applause and shouts from about 7,000 Disney followers within the conference corridor, many dressed as princesses, superheroes, Jedi knights, pirates and different Disney characters.

Along with the brand new attraction at Avengers Campus, D’Amaro unveiled new artist renderings of the deliberate overhaul to the Pacific Wharf space at California Journey Park that may quickly resemble a Japanese-inspired tribute to San Francisco, known as San Fransokyo. He additionally confirmed followers pictures of the deliberate redesign of Paradise Pier Lodge — one in all three Disney-owned accommodations within the resort — to be renamed Pixar Place Lodge, embellished with colourful artwork of characters and scenes from Pixar Photos.

He supplied no precise opening dates for the adjustments and few particulars concerning the attraction besides to say that each one the Avengers superheroes can be battling a white-bearded King Thanos — the warlord from Titan — and his military of unhealthy guys. Disney executives have hinted that the most recent attraction will probably be based mostly on the Avengers headquarters, which can also be the touchdown pad for the plane utilized by the Avengers, the Quinjet.

The Avengers Campus at California Adventure with a black vehicle parked in front

The Avengers headquarters on the Avengers Campus final 12 months at California Journey.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Instances)

The pandemic shutdown of Disney parks throughout the globe in 2020 and 2021 prompted the media big’s executives to rethink methods to increase and overhaul its theme parks, D’Amaro stated. “We’re persevering with to consider what’s subsequent,” he stated.

However there have been some additions D’Amaro supplied with specifics: Two new nighttime sights will launch in January, a light-weight present known as “World of Colour — One” at Disney California Journey and a brand new fireworks present known as “Wonderous Journeys” at Disneyland. He additionally stated that “Magic Occurs,” a parade that was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic shutdown, will return this spring.

D’Amaro additionally stated new costumed characters will quickly greet and mingle with parkgoers at Disneyland and California Journey Park. The Mandalorian and Grogu — typically known as Child Yoda — from “The Mandalorian” tv sequence will seem at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in November and a large Hulk character will stomp round Avengers Campus subsequent week, he stated.

“There are such a lot of issues taking place on the Disneyland Resort that we haven’t completed speaking about it,” he stated to the screams of followers.

Earlier than the Disneyland resort closed for 13 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney executives had hinted that the headquarters for the Avengers superheroes would home an E-ticket-rated attraction however they remained tight-lipped relating to particulars concerning the journey. There was nearly no additional point out of the constructing because the theme parks reopened.

Avengers Campus, the land themed for Marvel superheroes, is the newest enlargement on the Disneyland Resort, having opened in June 2021, solely two months after Disneyland and California Journey reopened from the pandemic shutdown. The six-acre land opened with just one new journey, Net Slingers: A Spider-Man Journey. The land options Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout, which beforehand existed as Twilight Zone Tower of Terror earlier than its superhero makeover was accomplished in 2017.

D’Amaro additionally introduced new sights at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disney theme parks in Japan, France and China. He introduced the title of the most recent Disney cruise ship — Disney Treasure — and new routes to Australia, New Zealand and the Bahamas.

Disneyland has been investing closely within the Anaheim resort over the previous couple of years and plans to proceed to take action.

In 2019, Disneyland opened its 14-acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a $1-billion enlargement that options two rides, outlets and stores themed to the “Star Wars” film franchise.

Along with the not too long ago opened Avengers Campus, Disney final 12 months proposed a plan dubbed Disney Ahead that will change the parks’ land-use map to squeeze new sights, outlets and eateries into underdeveloped areas of the prevailing resort, particularly round two Disney accommodations west of the theme parks and on the location of a parking zone east of the resort. The media big has declined to reveal general building prices or different particulars.

The proposal would require town of Anaheim to approve an overhaul to land-use plans that had been authorised within the Nineteen Nineties. Metropolis officers say no public hearings have been scheduled to debate the Disney Ahead proposal.

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