Though the Marvel-themed Avengers Campus was supposed to open last summer, because of the extended theme park closure at Disneyland Resort, the first phase of this new land has been sitting, essentially complete, behind the closed gates of Disney California Adventure theme park.
And while we weren't sure if Disney would wait until travel ramps up to open this new area, it has been confirmed that Avengers Campus, along with the new WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure ride will open when Disney California Adventure reopens later this year.
In addition to the Spider-Man ride the first phase of this new land will include meet and greets with iconic heroes both old and new, including Iron Man (sporting brand new Mark 80 armor), Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, the Dora Milaje, Thor and even villains like Loki. Of course these character interactions may look a little different at first depending on what health and safety guidelines look like when the theme parks reopen, but hopefully as the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic continue to lessen these characters will become more prominent.
There will also be several places to grab a bite to eat inside this new area including a Shawarma Palace food cart (a nod to the first Avengers film) as well as the Pym Test Kitchen, a new restaurant based around the world of Ant-Man and The Wasp where “Pym Particles” are used to grow and shrink just about anything, including salads, sandwiches, craft beers, cocktails, and other super-hero themed libations!
Though the opening of this new land later this year will only bring the first phase of Avengers Campus to life (no opening date has been revealed for the still-untitled E-Ticket Avengers Ride), it is definitely heartening to see that Disney will be wasting no time opening this new land as soon as it is safe to do so.