Disneyland’s latest theme park expansion, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, officially opened on May 31, 2019. Later in 2019, Walt Disney World will open their version of Galaxy’s Edge, and both lands’ emblematic ride, “Rise of the Resistance,” will premiere, too. You’d think with the success of a Star Wars land Disney would chill out for a second, but you’re wrong. Instead of kicking back and enjoying some blue milk, Disney is hard at work on another expansion: Marvel Land.
According to the LA Times, building permits were recently approved by the city of Anaheim for the expansion. These projects include meet-and-greet areas, a large, three-canopied merchandise space, and a microbrewery. From what we’ve seen at Galaxy’s Edge, we can only imagine what kind of Avengers gear may be available for purchase. I think we can all agree on no enlarged ants at the microbrewery, though.
Eagle-eyed fans are already aware of the superhero-expansion coming to Disney’s California Adventure. When “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” opened in 2017, a certain Avengers hatch appeared outside the ride. Characters like Spider-Man and Captain Marvel are already roaming the Hollywood-esque streets of DCA. A Bug’s Land is now closed to the public with Stark Industries walls surrounding it since September 2018. With the success of the MCU, it’s no surprise that Disney is investing a lot of time and money into this theme park expansion.
For those hungry to experience Marvel magic, Disney already has MCU attractions set up in the U.S. and abroad. Hong Kong Disneyland has an Iron Man experience and a newly-opened Ant-Man & The Wasp attraction at their park. Soon, Disneyland Paris will gain an Avengers-themed ride and Spider-Man attraction, with the latter showing up in Anaheim, too. Walt Disney World is already at work on a Guardians-themed roller coaster set to open in 2021.
Perhaps most exciting about this recent development is Disney’s goal to create “interconnected” stories amongst their parks. Each of the attractions around the world will build upon each other into a larger narrative for fans to enjoy. I guess you could say…Attractions Assemble? The earliest of these expansions will open in 2020, so it’s best to start practicing your web-shooting or mystic arts now.
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