ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Almost one year after the Avengers Campus was first scheduled to open, Disney officially opened its newest themed land inside Disney California Adventure Park. An opening ceremony was held on Wednesday and streamed online.
The new Avengers Campus is located next to the Guardians of the Galaxy ride at Disney California Adventure Park. Park officials said it will remind visitors of the Star Wars land that opened two years ago.READ MORE: LA County Increases Water Usage As State Drought Conditions Worsen
Guests will be immersed in a story as characters from the universes of its inspiration guide them through. Scot Drake, a portfolio creative director for Imagineering, said the idea of the campus was to bring people together with diverse stories.
Brent Strong, executive create director of Walt Disney Imagineering, said the new “WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure” ride will take guests of a journey through a mansion filled with the friendly neighborhood superhero’s latest pet project — spider-bots that self-replicate out of control.
During the ride, guests fling their arms out like Spider-Man shooting his webs to activate their own web shooters that they can buy at a nearby shop. At the end of the ride, guests are shown a score like a video game.
“The basic mission is always the same,” Strong said. “But what guests do plays a role in how it plays out.”READ MORE: Nearing Historic Strike Vote, Thousands Of Hollywood Workers Could Walk Off Sets Nationwide
In the park, Doctor Strange puts on a magic show that changes as night falls, Dan Fields, executive creative director of Disney Live Entertainment, said. After enlisting guests to help him, the Sorcerer Supreme then opens a portal and uses an enchantment to build a shield around the campus.
In July, the attraction will add performances of the super village Taskmaster clashing with Black Widow.
“I think it’s going to be really exciting,” Fields said. “There are more heroes coming.”
As for food, park guests can enjoy a meal at Pym Test Kitchen eatery, with its $100 Hulk-sized sandwich, and the Shawarma Palace food cart.
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