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Disney Just Hid Something Marvel-ous in Plain Sight

Disney has been making a lot of announcements recently about current projects as part of a “12 days of Christmas” promotion that has seen new concept art released for the redesign of the Caribbean Beach Resort redesign, Shanghai Disneyland’s version of Toy Story Land, and more. And while the majority of these announcements have been a little underwhelming, Disney made things a bit more interesting yesterday when they released some additional details and concept art for the Disney Skyliner elevated gondolas system. 

Taking a look through the released images, Disney fans may be excited to see the designs of the various Disney Skyliner stations, which include a European-stylized building at Epcot’s International Gateway covered with metal and glass canopies, or the open air station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, which will serve as the main transfer point for guests going park to park. 

Image: Disney

However, while these images are certainly exciting to look at, Disney hid something very interesting in one of the concept art images above. Can you see it? We’ll give you a hint, look at the red Skyliner cab pulling into the Disney’s Hollywood Studios station above. You may have to do some zooming, but once you see it, you’ll realize…

Marvel characters are now literally outside Disney’s park gates

Image: Disney

It’s no secret that Disney has been testing the limits of Universal’s nearly two-decade old contract with Marvel. And though some legal loopholes have allowed Walt Disney World to feature characters from Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the most famous of Marvel’s characters, including the X-Men, Spider-Man, and The Hulk have been relegated to appearing on merchandise at Disney Springs.

However, a close look at the image above reveals that perhaps the most famous avenger of them all, Captain America, swinging into Disney’s Hollywood Studios via gondola. So given the legal limits of the contract with Universal , how is this even possible? Well, the short answer might be that this little Easter egg might be wishful thinking on Disney’s part. But based on what we know about the contract as well as new information about the Skyliner project, there is way….

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