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Disney CEO hints at Avengers attractions for Disneyland Resort

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has hinted that attractions inspired by Marvel's Avengers could be on their way to the Disneyland Resort and the company's other theme parks.

Speaking on a conference call with analysts to discuss Disney's fourth-quarter results, Iger said that some parks in its chain are "making room" for Avengers elements. He stopped short of saying whether these would be full-blown rides, or simply further outlets selling Avengers-inspired merchandise.

Potentially, Disney could install Avengers attractions at any of its theme parks, apart from those located at Walt Disney World in Florida. This is due to an exclusive license held by the Universal Orlando Resort that enables it to use Marvel characters in its Island of Adventure park, which pre-dates the takeover of Marvel by Disney.

Iger specifically mentioned the Disneyland Resort as a potential destination for Avengers attractions, pointing to possible future additions for Disneyland or Disney California Adventure. Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, the Tokyo Disney Resort and the under-construction Shanghai Disneyland are other possible locations that could receive rides, shows or shops based on the Marvel characters.

Avengers Assemble, expected to be the first movie in a series, has shattered box office records during its first week on release. Iger confirmed that a sequel is in the works, along with further films based on individual superheroes including Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.

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