Disney Resumes Construction On Avengers Campus and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!

According to the O.C Register, “essential work” has resumed on some projects throughout the Disneyland Resort. Over at Avengers Campus, crews have begun protecting the site from the outside elements and consist of third party contractors and Walt Disney Imagineers.

Over at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, crews will be receiving steel for the start of vertical construction on that attraction. That is fantastic news because many were speculating that the attraction would be the first to be cut at the resort.

Elsewhere around the resort, the refurbs of Snow White and Haunted Mansion are still on hold as of this point.

Man Arrested After Breaking into Disneyland During Closure

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! - Wikipedia

A man was arrested late Sunday night after trying to break in to the Disneyland Resort. Police got a call at around 11pm of a man walking around near the Avengers Campus construction site near Guardians of the Galaxy in Disney California Adventure.

The man was an 18 year old transient resident of Anaheim named Jeremiah Smith who was seen attempting to jump over the fence backstage in California Adventure. The motive for breaking in to the resort was so that he could try and steal equipment from the construction site, according to ABC 7. Smith was then cited for trespassing and was arrested and eventually released.

Avengers Campus Opening Delayed at Disney California Adventure

Avengers Campus Delayed: Park Opening is Now "Coming Soon" – /Film

As expected Disney has changed the Avengers Campus opening date from July 18th to “Coming Soon” on its website. With the extended park closures it was becoming quite obvious that Disney would have to do push back the opening date as everything in the land still has a considerable amount of construction left.

The Spiderman ride is farther along than the rest of the project though, so Disney may try and do a phased opening by just opening Spiderman and the gift shop and then the rest of the land at a later date. Assuming the parks open in June, I can see Spiderman opening up by July or August and the rest of the land opening up by September or October.

Are you excited for this land? Will you be visiting when it opens or will you wait until there is a vaccine for the virus to go visit the parks?

Spiderman Stuntronic Confirmed for Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure

Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park

Earlier today Disney confirmed that Spiderman as seen in the concept art will be swinging above the rooftops of Avengers Campus when the land opens later this summer. This will be the stuntronic that Disney has been teasing us with ever since last year and again in the Imagineering Story. Disney has provided a video of this stuntronic testing in a, “top secret location”.

I am super excited this is confirmed by Disney and hopefully it will not be cut like the entertainment in Galaxy’s Edge. What do you think of this news? Are you more excited for Avengers Campus? Are you more excited for the Spiderman ride or stunt show? Let me know in the comments below and follow this blog for more updates on Avengers Campus.

Avengers Campus Opens Summer 2020!

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Disney yesterday confirmed the opening season of Avengers Campus coming to California Adventure in Summer 2020. In the theme park industry, summer usually means May-August. Disney has been opening new attractions and lands anywhere from Memorial Day until June so I would expect that Disney is shooting for a Memorial Day 2020 opening for Avengers Campus.

The land will include an interactive Spider-man ride, Hank Pym Restaurant, a doctor strange show, and two gift shops. Lots of live entertainment seems to be planned for this land (Hopefully it does not get cut like Galaxy’s Edge) including a Spider-man stunt show using a stuntmotronic and an Avengers stunt show on top of the Avengers HQ building.

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Avengers HQ

Are you excited for Avengers Campus? Will you be visting right away or waiting until the Avengers E Ticket opens in a few years? Let me know in the comments below!

Disneyland Resort Construction Update

Hello everyone, welcome back to another Theme Park Wizard update! Today I will be going over some photos from @bioreconstruct on Twitter of the Disneyland Resort that he shot last week. Definitely go visit his Twitter account for awesome aerials of places and theme parks mostly in Orlando, but occasionally out here as well, so let’s get started!

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

As you can see in this fantastic shot, land clearing and site prep is well underway for the attraction just north of Toontown. The size of the show building is actually larger than Toontown itself. By the time Spring comes we should be seeing this building going vertical, the attraction is slated to open in 2022.

Avengers Campus

Starting from the top of the land and moving down you can see one of the two plazas near the Parade Route and the Spiderman attraction under construction. Moving down you can see the narrow walkway in between Spiderman and the WEB Suppliers gift shop leading to the more central part of the campus. This is the main dirt area that will house the Avengers Logo, the Doctor Strange show, and Pym Foods. This will also lead to the Avengers E ticket when it opens in a few years.

Tomorrowland

Lastly, we have a fresh look at Tomorrowland. As you can see most of the rocks are removed and the only thing that remains under construction walls is the E.E.R building that controls the audio effects for the Astro Orbitor. More work is rumored to be coming to this area and the rest of Tomorrowland this Spring, so it will be very interesting to see what happens.

Well that is all for today’s Disneyland Resort update! Comment below what you think of the ongoing projects at the resort and what are you most excited for?

BREAKING: AVENGERS CAMPUS REVEALED!

Full Avengers Campus Concept Art photo courtesy of OC Register

Tonight during the D23 media preview, Bob Iger revealed that the official name of Marvel Land will be Avengers Campus and there was some concept art that finally reveals the entire land in one piece.

The name Avengers Campus is not too much of a surprise because Jim Hill actually leaked that name over a year ago on his podcast. Unfortunately, Disney did not choose one of the cooler names that DSNY Newscast leaked a few weeks ago.

Breaking down this concept art piece by piece, we see that the Spider-man attraction is featured prominently with more detail still including the swinging Spider-man and crane feature that I think will host a stunt show of some sort. In the middle we see the Avengers “A” as a sort of central gathering point in the middle of the land. It is widely assumed that the microbrewery will be located to the left of the plaza and the Avengers gift shop will be located just above the plaza. That means the Doctor Strange show will be located to the bottom right of the plaza and that looks like just the right amount of space for a Jedi Training Academy type show. If we get any more details on Avengers Campus Sunday I will update them here so stay tuned!

UPDATE: NEW SPIDER MAN CONCEPT ART AND AVENGERS E TICKET RIDE ART

So the Parks Panel just finished up and we got some great new concept art and details about the Spider man ride and Avengers ride. Starting off with the Spider man ride it seems like the backstory is that the W.E.B is hosting an open house and we guests get to test out their new vehicles in their facility. Along the way we will be fighting spiderbots they have gotten loose within the facility. Guests will be using webslingers to capture the bots using augmented reality.

Concept art for Spiderman Attraction

Next up we have the Avengers ride coming to the Timon lot at California Adventure,

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Concept art for Avengers E Ticket

Very little details were given about this ride so far except that, “Guests will be flying alongside the quinjet to Wakanda to help the Avengers defeat one of their most powerful foes.” To me that sounds like we will be going through the final battle of Wakanda from Infinity War. Disney has stated that Imagineers are coming up with an innovative new ride system for this attraction which is good because at first it seemed like a simulator, but hopefully it will be an innovative new coaster.

What are your thoughts on the name Avengers Campus, Avengers ride, Spiderman ride and the concept art in general? Let’s discuss below!

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