The Marvel Universe just got bigger....
The new Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob Chapek announced that this new addition to Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Avengers Campus, will open to the public on July 18, 2020.
The news was announced today at the Walt Disney Company’s annual meeting held in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Spiderman will be the star of the first major atttraction
The land is opening with one brand new ride, themed around Spider-Man. It uses new gesture-recognition technology to let you sling webs with a flick of your wrist — no handheld devices required. You can not only shoot webs in the interactive attraction, you can use them to grab and pull on objects.
"Since we know where your eyes are, and we know where your hands are, we can render a virtual web coming right out of the palm of your hand — right out of your virtual web shooters and into a virtual world," Imagineering executive creative director Brent Strong said.
The Spider-Man-centric attraction comes despite relations between Marvel Studios and Sony, who co-produce the Spider-Man films, recentlybeing strained. But Disney Imagineers were quick to note that Spider-Man would be central to Avengers Campus, regardless of what's going on in the films.
"The movies, the parks, the comics are all different mediums, and they all live in different worlds," Strong said. "While characters will ebb and flow in terms of who's in the pages, and who's on the screen, we wanted to find that core roster that's always important to our parks."