We’re at the Disneyland Resort this week for a look around at what’s new and to enjoy some of the classics. On the docket for “what’s new”, we have an updated look at the Avengers Campus construction taking place at Disney California Adventure.
In case you’ve missed the news, Bugs Land is out and a Marvel Land is in! We’ll give a (somewhat) brief background on Avengers Campus before jumping in to the latest construction pics.
Guests can suit up alongside their favorite Super Heroes at the Avengers Campus, beginning in 2020. Avengers Campus will be home to the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature Spider-Man. The attraction will give guests a taste of what it’s like to have actual superpowers as they sling webs to help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok.
As Super Heroes continue to assemble, one of the iconic buildings in will be the Avengers Headquarters. The building will become the future entrance to a brand-new E-Ticket attraction where guests will fly alongside the Avengers in an epic adventure to Wakanda and beyond when it opens in the next phase of development.
Avengers Campus will feature Pym Test Kitchen where Pym Technologies is using the latest innovations to grow and shrink food.
Guests will also find heroic encounters throughout the campus, including Ant-Man and The Wasp, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Super Heroes from Wakanda and Asgard, and Iron Man. Guests may even catch a glimpse of the Avengers along the rooftops of the Avengers Headquarters.
Ok, with a bit of the backstory out of the way, let’s take a look at the latest progress, which includes quite a bit of vertical construction.
Here’s an aerial photo from roughly the same angle as the concept art, which should help you visualize what we’re looking at for the rest of this post.
We’ll highlight the following photo with estimations on where everything will be located based on concept art.
Here’s how the image breaks down:
- Red: Spider-Man attraction
- Yellow: Pym Test Kitchen
- Green: Facade for eventual E-Ticket attraction
- Blue: Gift Shop
- Pink: Heroic Encounter Meet and Greet
- Unmarked building at center: Restrooms left over from Bugs Land
Starting on the left side of the concept art, we see the Spider-Man web-slinging attraction as well as one of the entrances/exits to the land.
As you can see in our overview photo below, work on the building is progressing nicely, while work on the electrical and utilities for the entrance circle are underway.
Our friend @bioreconstruct recently took to the skies above Disney California Adventure to capture some photos of the construction that we’ll use to supplement our on-the-ground photos to give you the best possible idea of the construction progress. Here’s a look at the Spider-Man attraction seen in the photo above, from a helicopter high in the Anaheim airspace.
A closer look at the work shows that a majority is behind tan scrims, but we can see some theming elements coming together, including a railing that may be used by some Marvel superheroes to walk along the rooftops in one of the promised rooftop shows.
The lift arm can still be seen in the same state it was earlier this year, perhaps with a few of the Imagineer signatures washed off.
One thing to note is the visual impact that this land will have on the nearby Cars Land section of the park. Both lands aim to be highly themed, but sit extremely close to one another. Let’s revisit the aerial photo of the Spider-Man attraction and notice Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in the bottom of the image.
Here’s what the Spider-Man attraction looks like from on the ground at Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.
Of course, it would seem unlikely that these construction walls will stay up once Avengers Campus opens, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Another attraction that will have impacted sightlines will be Luigi’s Flying Tires. Of course, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout already greatly impacts the sightlines of Luigi’s as well as Cars Land as a whole, so maybe Disney doesn’t care too much about the impact of Avengers Campus. We expect that the E-Ticket show building will be seen either in front of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout building in the photo below, or possibly to the right of it in the blue sky over the red car.
As you can see over the wall, there is more vertical construction. Here’s a closer look at the E-Ticket attraction facade.
This structure is likely going to be the future home of the top secret E-Ticket attraction that will open in phase two of the land. We’ll walk over to Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout now to get a better look at this structure and the Pym Test Kitchen structure as well.
In the photo below, we can see the E-Ticket structure over the wall and to the left, while the Pym Test Kitchen structure will contain the blue fall protection barrier. More on Pym Test Kitchen in a moment.
An aerial photo of the construction shows three buildings in this area. The large building in the middle left of the image is Pym Test Kitchen, while the E-Ticket facade is under construction in the lower right of the image.
Here is a closer look at the details of the construction, including what appears to be the first theming elements.
We anticipate that the E-Ticket show building will be located in the backstage areas to the lower right of the facade being constructed.
Shifting our attention to the other structure now, here’s a look at what we can see of Pym Test Kitchen. The notable progress here is that there appears to be metal studs in place for some of the interior walls. Remember, this entire land is scheduled to open next year, it’ll be quite the construction push.
Finally, here’s a really slim look at what will likely be the gift shop, past the Spider-Man attraction.
Finally, here’s a wider overview of the construction taking place for Avengers Campus.
Again, we’d like to thank @bioreconstruct for the aerial photos!
For continuing coverage of the Avengers Campus project at Disneyland, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com