The Avengers Campus, the Marvel Cinematic Universe themed park, was unveiled at the Disney California Adventure Park on Thursday. The Avengers Campus will open for guests from Friday.
Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek, experiences and products chairman Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president/Marvel chief creative officer Josh D’Amaro, Marvel Studios president/Marvel chief creative officer were present at the inauguration ceremony. Actors Paul Rudd, who played Ant-Man, Anthony Mackie, who played Falcon in the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, were also present in the unveiling ceremony.
According to Disney Park, Avengers Campus is an immersive park where guests can team up with the Avengers and their allies and live their Super Hero dreams. Guests can encounter the likes of Iron Man, Black Panther, Black Widow and more.
Special guests who toured the Avengers Campus and made special appearances during the live-stream event included Guardians of the Galaxy actor Zoe Saldana, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings actor Simu Liu and Captain Marvel actor Brie Larson.
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The campus has a gleaming Quinjet that rests high atop the Avengers Headquarters building. Disney Park has also announced an ‘Ancient Sanctum’ with mysteries and secrets about the site that can be explored and learned from the superhero Doctor Strange.
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Another station is named Web-slingers: A Spider Man adventure which offers an action-packed journey alongside the amazing Spider-Man with wrangle rogue Spider-Bots that run amok during this mayhem-filled mission at Avengers Campus.
The campus has a food court and a towering citadel with thrill rides based on The Guardians of The Galaxy.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown since March 2020, Disney parks around the world were shut down for over a year and have recently begun reopening in a phased manner.
According to a report by The New York Times, the company’s theme park division in September 2020 said it would eliminate 28,000 jobs in the United States. Theme parks will account for most of the layoffs, although Disney Cruise Line and Disney’s retail stores will also be affected, the report added. In November 2020, the company increased the layoff plan to terminate 4,000 more staff, i.e, 32,000 employees primarily at parks, experiences and products in the first half of fiscal year 2021, Variety reported.