D23 Expo: Details emerge for Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Adventure

Avengers Campus - Concept Art

After its announcement this year, no further details were given about the upcoming Marvel Land expansion at Disney’s California Adventure, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. Now, during their D23 Parks & Products panel, Disney unveils brand new information about the land. First, Marvel Land now has an official title: Avengers Campus.

Believe it or not, there’s a connecting story between each of the different campuses. Much like Marvel Studio’s mantra, it’s all connected. The premise is that the Avengers set up campuses around the world to recruit the next generation of heroes. But when Hydra attacks Iron Man in Hong Kong and Ant-Man and the Wasp in Paris, the Avengers must expedite their recruitment to combat these attacks.

The Spider-Man experience

Enter the Worldwide Engineering Brigade… or WEB. The organization lets guests become superheroes through the Spider-Man experience. The Spider-Man ride at California Adventure marks the very first time that a Spider-Man ride is found at a Disney park.

Avengers Campus - Spider-Man experience queue line

WEB lets guests preview the latest tech that they’ve invented. This includes the “Web Slinger” vehicle and the Spider-Bots. Unfortunately, the bots are glitching, replicating, and escaping all around the campus. Thus, what was once a “Web Slinger” test drive becomes a mission where you must capture the bots by using your web-shooters. The ride allows guests to shoot webs through a combination of classic effects and technology.

Avengers Campus - Spider-Man experience

Avengers’ Quinjet ride

But the Spider-Man ride isn’t the only ride coming to Avengers Campus. This is just the first phase of the expansion. The next phase of the expansion will include an Avengers ride. The ride will put guests/recruits onboard the Quinjet as they pay a visit to Wakanda. However, things don’t go so easy when you’re an Avenger. Soon, enemies will attack the ship and it’s up to you and the Avengers to take down the threat.

Avengers Campus - Avengers ride

Development on the ride is still ongoing but Disney Imagineers are creating a brand new “innovative ride-system that’ll put you in the middle of the action”. Unfortunately, there is no immediate timetable for the ride’s opening.

Avengers Campus - Avengers ride

Avengers Campus character encounters

Also, there will be multiple character encounters throughout the land. Heroes will include Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, the Guardians, Thor, Loki, and Black Panther and the Dora Milaje. There will be a Doctor Strange encounter as well where you explore the ruins of a mysterious California Sanctum.

Avengers Campus - Doctor Strange experience

Pym Test Kitchen

If you’re hungry then the campus has you covered. The campus will have the Pym Test Kitchen for all of your nutritional needs. As you know from the movies, Ant-Man and the Wasp uses Pym particles to shrink and grow almost everything. At the Pym Test Kitchen, they’re using Pym particles to shrink and grow food. However, there’s no word if there’s going to be giant and small food available.

Avengers Campus - Pym Test Kitchen

Guests can start enjoying Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Adventure in the Summer of 2020. Guests at Disneyland Paris can enjoy Avengers Campus at a later date.

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