First, Cars got a land. Then Avatar got a planet. Pixar got a pier, Star Wars got a world and now, it’s Marvel’s turn.
Through all the hype, waiting hours (I mean hours) in line on the streets of Anaheim, being cattle-rustled into rooms and waiting in anticipation, we heard some glimpses of what may be coming Sunday at the Parks panel.
For years we’ve known Disney was planning on adding a Marvel section to their Disney California Adventure theme park and, on Thursday night at the D23 Expo, we finally learned more about it.
The idea behind Avengers Campus is that the Avengers have set up places all over the world to recruit special people to join their ranks. Special people like…everyone who visits a Disney park. The theming will tie together other Disney theme parks all over the world that already have Marvel rides such as Paris and Hong Kong.
There are a ton of cool Easter Eggs in that map. Such as the Xandarian Outpost in Orlando (that’s the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster coming to Epcot) and the “new construction” on Avengers Headquarters, presumably after the events of Endgame.
One of the question marks, though, is the W.E.B. Workshop. What’s that? Well, we think (though it was not confirmed, the big reveal is being held for Sunday’s theme park panel) that it ties into the main Spider-Man themed ride at Avengers Campus California, which you see in the concept art in the far left side.
The rumors are the ride will be some kind of interactive shooting game and the images around the theme parks pavilion at the convention offer more hints. There’s some kind of open house teased outside the ride and Spider-Man is flying in.
Again, most of the specifics of how all the pieces to the Avengers puzzle will fit in will be revealed at Sunday’s panel. But, we do know how, in story, the Avengers travel from campus to campus. So yeah. Disney has big plans for Marvel in their theme parks, not just in California but all over the world. It’s almost like…a Global Avengers Initiative.