Read all about the new Marvel land now open at Disney California Adventure (debuted June 4, 2021).
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.
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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 at Avengers Campus in California Adventure Park.
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 all things Marvel can be found in the new land. Check the Disneyland App for character sightings and shows, happening now.
What’s New in Avengers Campus
Disneyland Resort Avengers Campus opened in June 2021 and is now accessible to all guests. And it keeps evolving according to new MCU releases on the big screen and Disney+.
Here’s what is new in Avengers Campus Right Now
An all new Avengers musical will debut in Hyperion Theater summer 2023. The short, one-act musical will be based on “Rogers: The Musical.”
If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because you watched Hawkeye on Disney+. Or maybe like me, when they performed a live song at D23 Expo, you thought it was the announcement of the show. But it turned out you just hadn’t watched Hawkeye. And now they’re finally making the announcement official.
In short, the fictional Broadway musical for Hawkeye takes you through the life of the first Captain America, Steve Rogers. But now, it’s becoming a real musical for the Hyperion. I am stoked!
1. When does Disney Avengers Campus open?
Avengers Campus opened June 4, 2021. The opening of the all new land includes:
- 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: As of 11/4/21 the Virtual Queue system will be in place on an as-needed basis.. Read how to ride WEB SLINGERS here.
2. When does Avengers Campus open?
Avengers Campus is now open. The land opening includes 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. Virtual queue may be required to ride.
- 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.
It also requires you join a virtual queue, similar to Rise of the Resistance. Guests can join the queue beginning at 7 am or noon.
3. Which Super Heroes will I see?
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
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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! During the initial opening there are a few ways to gain access to the land.
- Join the virtual queue to ride WEB Slingers: A Spider Man Adventure. This is the best way to ride the new attraction, and often the only way. You will enter the land via the short line for the virtual queue. If it’s miles long you might be in the wrong spot.
- If you want to ride Guardians of the Galaxy, the land is now open for all to come and go. You can ride Guardians any time you’d like.
- Mobile ordering slots are typical released throughout the day in groups of times. There are also some locations that accept walk up orders.
Once demand evens out you can 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 will need to join a virtual queue to access Avengers Campus attractions.
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.
I love seeing how alive and active the land is. The Spider Man attraction is similar to Buzz Lightyear and Toy Story but with all new tech. It’s super fun and a really good arm work out.
By the end of the ride my arms were so tired I decided to see how many Spider-Bots I could catch by doing the Macarena. It was a good time.
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
- Avengers Headquarters attraction, opening at a later date
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. WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure is available to all riders, no height requirement. 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.
WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure does have a single rider option, but it’s not available at this time.
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 Genie
If you’re familiar with 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. Because taking it’s place is the new Disney Genie+.
13. Can I use Disney Genie for Disney Avengers Campus rides?
Only if you upgrade, read about the Disney Genie Plus here. FASTPASS officially retired in 2021.
14. Can I use Disney Genie Plus for Avengers Campus rides?
I think so, Disney Genie Plus may be available for select attractions in Avengers Campus like Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout. Disney Genie+ 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 (once normal operations resume). 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 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 (once normal operations resume), 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.
We now have full menu and foodie details for Avengers Campus here including:
- Pym Test Kitchen
- Pym Tasting Lab
- Shawarma Palace
- Terran Treats
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. Mobile order via the Disneyland App is strongly encouraged.
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. Mobile order is available at Pym Kitchen and other locations inside Avengers Campus. Read all about mobile ordering here.
19. What is there to eat at Avengers Campus?
Quick-service dining options in Avengers Campus are listed here in our Avengers Campus foodie guide.
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. Most people will want to stop for a drink where they fill the glass from the bottom!
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.
Spider-Bots are on the loose!! Spider-Bots and the latest WEB apparel from Avengers Campus will be available soon in the all new land.
These superhero sidekicks aren’t any trouble at all, they actually help protect their neighborhood. Get ready to be in control of all the action and battle opponents with programmed combat and defensive skills.
Spider-Bots can “crawl backward and forward, crouch, spin, stare down with their laser eyes, attack opponent Spider-Bots and even blast off their shields” says Disney Parks Blog.
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?