Disney Unveils New Concept Art for the Marvel Lands Coming to Disneyland and Disneyland Paris
It’s taken a while for the Marvel characters — and Marvel-based attractions — to start appearing at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, in part because any of the characters who appear at Universal’s competing Islands of Adventure in Orlando can’t show up at a Walt Disney World park (although they can do stuff at the other Disney parks around the globe). Slowly, though, Marvel is beginning to filter its way into the theme parks, and their presence is about to increase greatly in the next couple years.
Today, Marvel and Disney released new concept art for the Marvel Lands coming to several of their parks, including Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. Above is an artist’s rendering of the Disneyland area, complete with the iconic Avengers’ ‘A,’ the Stark logo, and what sure looks like a high-tech Spider-Man logo. And the official release promises that visitors “will encounter the [Marvel] heroes in new and exciting ways, from the mystic arts of Doctor Strange to the gravity defying feats of Spider-Man.” So, yeah, get ready for a new Spider-Man ride — the first from Disney.
And this is the Disneyland Paris area, which has the same Spider-Man logo, along with some familiar characters:
And here is some concept art for the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle! ride coming to Hong Kong Disneyland:
Scot Drake, the creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering’s “Global Marvel Portfolio” said this of the news:
My team and I are collaborating closely with our partners across Studios and Entertainment to create exciting experiences and attractions where you can join your favorite Super Heroes at Disney Parks and Resorts. Together, we are expanding this epic story universe in a way that, for the first time ever, will allow you to take on an active role alongside these Super Heroes.
“Active role,” eh? Give me a working web shooter and no one gets hurt, Disneyland. That’s all I have to say about this. The Marvel area in California Adventure is scheduled to open in 2020.
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