Everything We Just Learned About Avengers Campus, Disney's New Marvel Land

Concept art of Avengers Campus, which is the Marvel land at Disney’s California Adventure.
Concept art of Avengers Campus, which is the Marvel land at Disney’s California Adventure.
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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.

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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.

It’s called “Avengers Campus.” And it’s only the beginning.

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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. Here’s a world map to explain.

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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.

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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.

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There’s some kind of open house teased outside the ride and Spider-Man is flying in.

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Here’s a note from Peter Parker explaining the initiative, which is the “Worldwide Engineering Brigade.”

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Here’s an ad for the place.

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This is a Spider-Bot. It’s a kind of drone that plays some part in the ride.

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Here’s the card next to it.

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There’s also some kind of Pym Tech space at Avengers Campus. Here’s a note Hope Van Dyne wrote about it.

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And maybe Pym and Spider-Man have some connection? It looks like Spider-Bot has something to do with Pym?

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Again, most of the specifics of how all this will all fit in will be revealed at Sunday’s panel. But, we do know how, in story, the Avengers travel from campus to campus.

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That’s a model of a brand new Quinjet that’s special to Avengers Campus. You can see it in the concept art too. We assume there will be a huge replica built there, like the Millennium Falcon in Galaxy’s Edge.

All of this expands on the first Marvel ride that went into California Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, which occupies its own unique multiverse of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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And The Collector, who runs that establishment, has a letter explaining how he fits into this whole thing.

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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.

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Avengers Campus opens in California in 2020. We’ll have much more Sunday after the parks panel.

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DISCUSSION

Kelvington

I wonder what the park will look like after they cut it’s budget. The original descriptions of droids and drones in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge were incredible. But all of that was scaled down or removed all together. So I would suspect this land will be a lot of buildings selling you shit at very expensive prices.

Including but not limited to:
Build Your Own Arc Reactor $700
Create Your Own Night Monkey Silk Shooters $250
Pepper Potts Milk $20
Hulk Green Popcorn In Commemorative Hulk Head $40
Groot Trimming $40 Additional Limb Removal for Stormbreaker Creation $400
Forge A Fudge Stormbreaker $200 (Groot Limb Required)
Natasha Romanoff Pants Vending Machine (Shanghai Disney Only) $200

Rides/Games Included In Marvel Land:
Whack A Mjølnir
Soul Stone Death Drop
Soaring/Crashing To Earth With Tony Stark
Winter Soldier Mind Wipe Ride
Honey I Shrunk The Ant Man Ride (Formally Honey I Shrunk The Kids Ride)
Bobbing For Tesseracts
Pin The Ball On Thanos’ Chin
30 Minutes Of Falling with Doctor Strange
Lift Thor’s Hammer Off The Table
Skrull Ball or Kree Ball (Name still being tested)