Disney Is Moving Forward With Construction on Its Marvel Theme Park Expansion

Avengers Tower in the MCU.
Avengers Tower in the MCU.
Image: Marvel Studios

With Galaxy’s Edge a success, it’s time for Disney to move forward on its next franchise-incorporating theme park project: a Marvel park.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Disney has begun work building the park, which will be at Disney’s California Adventure park, in a location previously used for an area dedicated to the (frankly underrated) A Bug’s Life. As the LA Times reports, Disney has secured permits for the construction to get underway, including allowances for a character meet-and-greet area, a store bigger than most houses, and a microbrewery, which I’m seriously hoping is Thor-branded.

Presently, the area where construction is happening is blocked by a large temporary wall, upon which is written “Stark Industries.” Looks like Tony’s getting into the theme park business.

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[h/t Entertainment Weekly]


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DISCUSSION

Dr Emilio Lizardo

Unfortunately this will never happen at Disneyworld where there is more room. Marvel sold the rights to any theme park attractions using most of the Marvel characters (but not the Guardians of the Galaxy) East of the Mississippi to Universal before Disney bought them. So Universal Studios can have rides based on Spiderman, the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and others. But they probably won’t build any more because that would basically be advertising for their competitor. It is also unclear just how much merch they could sell you for say, an Iron Man ride.

Then again, people (including me) said Disney would never be able to acquire the rights to Spiderman from Sony, so who knows?