Riding high on the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney announced on Wednesday that it will be bringing a lot more superheroes to their Disneyland Resorts in Paris, Hong Kong, and California. New superhero park updates will represent a “completely immersive Super Hero universe,” and will be coming to the California location first. Though it has yet to be confirmed, a promotional video suggests that Disneyland will get Spiderman and the Avengers, while Iron Man and his crew will arrive at Disneyland Paris in 2020. Though there’s no exact date yet, an Ant-Man and The Wasp attraction seems set to pop up in Disney’s Hong Kong park in the near future, presumably not long after the movie opens.
It was the success of last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! ride that encouraged Disney to expand the superhero presence in its parks. When “Mission Breakout” debuted in 2017, regular lines were seven hours long and even the Fast Pass lines were seeing waits of more than five. The ride broke Disney records, partly because of the massive popularity of the Guardians and partly because it was a lot of fun. The attraction raises and drops riders all over the place, mimicking the prison breakout scene from the first Guardians of The Galaxy. It was the logical heir to the Tower of Terror.
Though Disney is billing the California Marvel expansion as an “immersive’ experience,” it will more than likely just be a themed part of the park where visitors can walk around and indulge in all things Marvel, according to a report by The Verge. This falls in line with their other themed experiences in the pipeline, including those focused on Toy Story, Star Wars, and the recently-opened Avatar section of Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Either way, we’re looking forward to animatronic Avengers.