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Read all about the new Marvel land coming to Disney California Adventure park in Summer of 2020.
Marvel at the Disneyland Resort has been full of rumors since 2009 when Disney bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Here’s where you can get the latest confirmed super hero happenings at Disneyland Resort.
Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Resort’s struggle with ways to incorporate the newly acquired heroes into their parks began in 2009, but it all comes together July 18, 2020 when Avengers Campus opens at California Adventure Park. NOTE: Due to the temporary closure of Disneyland Resort, we anticipate a later opening date for Avengers Campus and will update this article with more details as soon as we know.
In years past, Captain America and other Marvel characters had short-term homes in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland and inside the short-lived Super Hero HQ.
In 2016, Marvel meet and greets were moved to California Adventure’s Hollywood Land and expanded once Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! arrived on the scene. Now, with Avengers Campus, a new land coming to Disneyland Resort in 2020, all things Marvel will remain.
Disney Marvel Land Opening Dates
Avengers Campus opens July 18, 2020.
Disneyland Resort Avengers Campus opens in phases, as has been the trend with Pixar Pier and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. While some fans want the full grand reveal all at once, I appreciate that we can experience parts of the new land and come back for more later. I feel it also does well to control crowd levels throughout the resort. What do you think?
Keep reading for all the important Marvel Land FAQs.
1. When does Disney Avengers Campus open?
Avengers Campus opens July 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. The grand opening event is expected to include:
- the land opening
- various dining options and food carts, including Pym Test Kitchen
- shopping opportunities
- the existing Guardians of the Galaxy attraction
- WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure presented by Worldwide Engineering Brigade aka “WEB” a new Spider-Man experience at Disney Parks
Note: You may need to join a virtual queue for Avengers Campus. Read about the virtual queue for Rise fo the Resistance to get familiar with the process.
2. When does Avengers Campus Phase One open?
Phase one of Avengers Campus will open July 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. The grand opening event will include rides, food and shopping.
Avengers Campus Rides and Attractions
- Spider-Man himself swinging above the rooftops of Avengers Campus.
- WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, a new attraction complete with the voice of Tom Holland
- Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
More about the Spider-Man ride. During an open house at WEB, the aspiring inventors are excited to invite you for a test drive of their latest invention: the “Web Slinger” vehicle, which allows you to sling webs just like Spider-Man! The attraction gives you a taste of what it’s like to have actual super powers as you help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok. This is dubbed “phase one.”
3. When does Marvel Land Phase Two open?
Avengers Campus is always expanding and adapting to explore new super heroes and villain encounters including:
- Black Widow
- Iron Man
- Ant-Man and The Wasp
- Doctor Strange
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Super Heroes from Wakanda and
- Super Heroes from Asgard
Phase two includes the opening of Avengers Headquarters where you may catch a glimpse of the Avengers on the rooftops. Disney Parks Blog continues with more details on Avengers HQ,
. . . will become the future entrance to a brand-new E-Ticket attraction where you will step on board a Quinjet and fly alongside the Avengers in an epic adventure to Wakanda and beyond! You will team up alongside the Avengers in a battle to save our world against one of the most powerful villains they have ever faced. Imagineers are hard at work conceiving an all-new innovative ride system to put you in the middle of this action.
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4. How do I get into Avengers Campus?
Avengers Campus is here to recruit a new generation of Super Heroes and you’re invited!
Enter Avengers Campus through one of three entrances:
- via Hollywood Land. Walk down Buena Vista Street, make a left on Hollywood Blvd and turn right at the Hyperion theater and keep moving toward Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!
- via Parade Route, which serves as the main entrance to Avengers Campus.
- via Cars Land, head down Route 66 and turn left just past Cozy Cone Motel.
5. Will my Disneyland ticket get me into Avengers Campus?
Yes, your Disneyland ticket includes access to Avengers Campus, no extra cost is required. You might need to join a virtual queue to access Avengers Campus attractions. More details on how that’s worked in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge here.
6. Where do I park to visit Avengers Campus?
Any Disneyland parking lot can be used for visits to Avengers Campus. Parking details are explained in my easy guide to parking at Disneyland.
Disneyland Resort’s Avengers Campus Rides
Avengers Campus puts you right in the action with an all new Spider-Man attraction, heroic encounters with your favorite Super Heroes from Marvel and more. Disney Parks Blog has this to say about the new things coming to Avengers Campus,
During an open house at WEB, the aspiring inventors are excited to invite you for a test drive of their latest invention: the “Web Slinger” vehicle, which allows you to sling webs just like Spider-Man! The attraction gives you a taste of what it’s like to have actual super powers as you help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok.
7. What rides are at Avengers Campus?
There are three announced attractions at Avengers Campus:
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!, now open
- Spider-Man attraction at WEB where you test the Web Slinger to collect Spider-Bots, opening in phase one.
- Avengers Headquarters attraction, opening in phase two.
Disney History: The previous attraction, Hollywood Tower of Terror has been re-imagined into “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” which opened May 27, 2017 along with “Summer of Heroes” at California Adventure.
Want a preview of what to expect during your breakout mission? Listen in on Star-Lord’s mix tape—the same vintage pop songs that will play during your ride on Guardians:
- Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar (1980)
- Give Up The Funk by Parliament (1975)
- Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf (1968)
- I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 (1969)
- Free Ride by The Edgar Winters Group (1973)
- Burning Love by Elvis Presley (1972)
On July 23, 2016, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios announced at the San Diego Comic-Con the new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.
8. What are the ride height requirements?
Guardians of the Galaxy is 40″ or taller. We will continue to update this page with new information as it’s released. To view Disneyland attraction photos and height requirements, please visit this page.
9. Does Avengers Campus have Rider Switch?
Yes, Disneyland will allow Rider Switch for these attractions, as needed.
The Rider Switch feature allows parents or guardians traveling with small children to avoid waiting in line twice while taking turns on attractions. If you have a child who does not meet the minimum height requirements. Read how Rider Switch can work for you during your visit.
10. Does Marvel Land have Single Rider Lines?
Single Rider lines are available on select attractions throughout Disneyland Resort. There was a Single Rider line for Guardians of the Galaxy but it was omitted when it made the change from Tower of Terror. I will continue to update this article with information on the new attractions and single rider options.
11. Are Avengers Campus rides handicap accessible?
Absolutely! ADA riders can enjoy attractions at Avengers Campus as well as enjoy easy navigation through the land. California Adventure has massive walkways and every attraction queue can accommodate wheelchairs.
I’m happy to see so much thought and effort put into ADA accessible rides at Disneyland Resort. More details on navigating with a scooter or wheelchair here.
12. Can you use DAS in the Super Hero land?
Is it possible to tour Avengers Campus if someone in your group has special needs and/or a physical disability? Yes, and DAS is the answer. Please read our complete guide to Special Needs at Disneyland here and read more about using DAS in our complete ride guide here.
Avengers Campus Disney MaxPass
Whether you prefer the old school FASTPASS method or the digital Disney MaxPass, you’ll need to learn a thing or two before entering Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure.
13. Can I use FASTPASS for Disney Avengers Campus rides?
Yes, FASTPASS will is available for select attractions in Avengers Campus like Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout. FASTPASS is also available for numerous other rides at Disneyland Resort.
14. Can I use Disney MaxPass for Avengers Campus rides?
Yes, Disney MaxPass will is available for select attractions in Avengers Campus like Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout. Disney MaxPass is also available for numerous other rides at Disneyland Resort.
Disney Avengers Campus Extra Magic Hour
Extra Magic Hour is ONLY for guests staying a Disneyland Resort Hotels. Magic Morning is DIFFERENT and cannot be used at California Adventure.
If you’d like to experience Extra Magic Hour at California Adventure park, check out my Disneyland Resort Hotel reviews here:
15. Is Disney Avengers Campus open during Magic Morning?
No, Avengers Campus is not be open because Magic Morning is only offered at Disneyland Park. If you’re thinking of Extra Magic Hour instead, keep reading for more info.
16. Is Avengers Campus open during Extra Magic Hour?
Yes, select attractions will open during Extra Magic Hour. Extra Magic Hour is ONLY for guests staying a Disneyland Resort Hotels. Magic Morning is DIFFERENT and cannot be used at California Adventure.
Disney Avengers Campus Food
The first thing that many Marvel fans were excited to hear was the new food concept coming to Avengers Campus.
Avengers Campus Food
Pym Test Kitchen
Pym Test Kitchen features shareable bites and (hopefully massive) treats. One item I think will be super popular is the Impossible™ large and micro meatballs with pasta. Imagineers really had some fun with this one—if you look closely you can see it’s served in an oversized spoon, with one giant (non) meatball, and a “tiny” fork.
The “Pym-ini,” a panini served by the slice or as a long, multi-portion sandwich (perfect for families and groups) looks like another popular choice. This quick meal is served on toasted focaccia with salami, rosemary ham, provolone, sun-dried tomato mayonnaise and arugula with marinara dipping sauce.
Every food item at Pym Test Kitchen is labeled as an “experiment” and some food items have odd looks and colors, very similar to menu items at Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Does odd looking food or colors appeal to you? I know my husband doesn’t like to eat things with un-natural food coloring, like it I do say green dye to enhance the color of Key Lime Pie.
This one takes it even a step further so I don’t think my kids will go for this, what about you?
The PB³ Superb Sandwich’s blue markings make it less appealing to me but the description has me eager to try it: peanut butter, banana, smoked bacon and strawberry jelly with a banana smoothie shot and crispy potato tots on the side.
I saved possibly the best one for last. This one really had me smiling when I first saw the picture released by Disney.
Not So Little Chicken Sandwich is an extra large fried chicken breast with teriyaki and red chili sauces, pickled cabbage slaw on a “tiny” bun served on a giant plate with crispy potato tots on the side. Which dish are you looking forward to the most so far?
Pym Tasting Lab
Pym Tasting Lab is set up inside an oversized beer can featuring craft beer and Pym Particle-infused cocktail and kid-friendly experiments. As in mocktails, not experiments done on actual children :). Some of their drinks can also be found at Pym Test Kitchen, so you’re never more than a few steps away from liquid refreshment.
Pictured above, is the Proton PB&J Punch with a lemonade base infused with flavors of strawberry and peanut butter. You had me until the peanut butter.
Also pictured above is Pingo Doce, the green beverage with ties to Bruce Banner aka The Hulk. Next, we’ve gathered a variety of craft beers ranging from… actually, I have no idea what I’m talking about here. As a non-drinker, I’ll just quote the official Disney press release and trust you know your drinks.
Disney adds, “craft beer ranging from a blood orange hefeweizen to an amber lager and more. Select adult beverages feature a variety of delicious ingredients, such as habanero and mango syrup, vanilla ice cream, lemon juice or cherry flavored pearls with an alcohol base of tequila, stout, gin or hard seltzer. From left to right, alcoholic beverages: X-Periment, Molecular Meltdown, Honey Buzz and Particle Fizz can be found at Pym Tasting Lab.”
Shawarma Food Cart
Shawarma Food Cart offers favorite shawarma-inspired snacks like pretzels and popcorn.
Terran Treats food cart near Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! features “weird and wonderful menu of intergalactic eats”. Again, let me know if you think your kids will eat something that looks like a brain.
I’m really going to have to move outside my comfort zone because I think this looks disgusting. But a crispy cream puff with whipped raspberry cheesecake mousse dubbed the “Cosmic Cream Orb” I am willing to give it a go. I just might have to close my eyes.
Disney Parks Blog adds,
Avengers Campus will also feature Pym Test Kitchen. Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp use “Pym Particles” to grow and shrink just about anything, Pym Technologies is using the latest innovations to grow and shrink food at this eatery!
17. Do I need reservations to dine at Avengers Campus?
No, all locations are quick service and no dining reservations are needed at Avengers Campus.
18. Can I use mobile ordering at Disney Avengers Campus?
Mobile dining ordering continues to expand at Disneyland Resort and you can order via Disneyland App for many places. I expect mobile ordering to be available at Pym Kitchen when it opens. Read all about mobile ordering here.
19. What is there to eat at Avengers Campus?
Quick-service dining options in Avengers Campus continue to be released, all the details we have so far are listed in question 2.
20. Will there be alcohol at Avengers Campus?
Alcohol is served throughout California Adventure park, and we’ll have alcohol served in Avengers Campus as well.
Disney Avengers Campus Map
Avengers Campus details were released at D23 Expo. Watch the video in this article describing where things are, including the Mystic Arts Plaza where you can meet Dr. Strange.
21. Where is Disney’s Avengers Campus?
Avengers Campus is located in Disney California Adventure park near Hollywood Land and Cars Land.
22. What did Avengers Campus replace?
Avengers Campus is in the former Bugs Land area and expands into backstage space. If you’re looking for a piece of Bug’s Land, hop on Emotional Whirlwind on Pixar Pier for some familiar flavor.
Avengers Campus Merch
In the past, it’s the girly Disney Princesses that have all the fun, but with Avengers joining the Disney team, we’ve seen just how SUPER everyone can be at the Disneyland Resort.
Here’s a few of my favorite Super Hero merch to wear to Avengers Campus or have around the house when you need a super pick-me-up.
WEB Suppliers where you can build a custom remote control Spider-Bot with powers and styles from your favorite Super Heroes. It’s very reminiscent of Droid Depot at Galaxy’s Edge where you pick your parts and assemble a bot exactly to your specifications.
Campus Supply Pod
Campus Supply Pod outfits you with official Avengers Campus gear, like hoodies and tees, hats and more.
Disneyland Marvel History
Summer of Heroes event ended in 2017 this section is no longer being updated but remains here for a peek into the past. May 27 through September 10, 2017 “Summer of Heroes” will run at California Adventure. Here’s what to expect during “Summer of Heroes”.
- May 27th Grand Opening of Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout. Grab a FASTPASS first thing in the morning; we expect FASTPASSES to run out during the first few weeks (or months) of the new attraction’s opening.
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – it’s a boom-box style rock ‘n roll party in the often underused area of Hollywood Land that once hosted the popular Mad T. Party dance party.
- Marvel character encounters including Star-Lord, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Hawkeye or Captain America.
- Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers. We expect this to be similar to Jedi Training with an Avengers twist.
- Special Avengers merchandise and dining options
Disneyland After Dark: Super Hero Night took place in 2019. Read more about After Dark events here.
What do you think about the new Disney Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort, how are you handling the many changes taking place at Disney parks lately?