Get ready, Marvel fans! Because Disneyland is about to get a major upgrade.
I mean, okay, it's already pretty fun. But soon, the park will open an entire Marvel section for visitors to explore. Much like Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Walt Disney Co. just doesn't stop thinking of additions to its parks. So now, Disney (and its building permit) can tell us a bit about what's coming in the near future!
Curious? Then read the rest of this story for all the latest Disney park news. Only time will tell every new attraction that we'll be seeing, but there's plenty to know in the meantime. And Disneyland isn't the only park to get some Marvel-themed changes, so check out when they're coming to the Disney park nearest to you!
The MCU just concluded a huge 20+ movie arc.From Iron Man back in 2008 to Endgame last month, fans of Marvel and the MCU have been on one heck of a ride!
And now, Marvel is taking fans on a different kind of ride.Endgame may have left you feeling a little winded, but Marvel and Disney are ready to go all in bringing some of that movie magic into the real world.
Let's start with Disneyland.Because that's where we'll be seeing a whole park expansion dedicated to Marvel--and the park that'll be ready the soonest.
Disneyland is aiming to open the expansion in 2020.
via: GettyAnd it's going to be everything Marvel. It sounds like things are coming along; the city of Anaheim, CA, has already approved a few building permits.
Here's one hint:One of those building permits approves a 2,071-square-foot merchandise outlet (with three canopies!)
Let's compare.Just in case you need a relative example, the average home in the Western U.S. is 1,800 square feet.
And here are a few other hints:So far, the city of Anaheim has also approved building permits for a bathroom overhaul, a microbrewery, a character meet-and-greet area, and some improvements to behind-the-scenes buildings.
That's not even talking about rides yet.Mostly because Disney is playing those cards a little tighter to the chest--although there's still plenty of speculation!
We're looking at a pricey renovation already.Construction permits assessing the work so far value it at over $14 million. So, yeah, Disney is doing some work.
How do we know this stuff, anyway?
A Bug's Land had no major shops (remember P.T. Flea Market which closed in 2010?), but the Marvel-themed Super Hero… https://t.co/eBQkZXorx2— Matthew Gottula 🏳️🌈 (@Matthew Gottula 🏳️🌈)1559840935.0
Disney itself isn't saying much.The company hasn't yet commented officially on any of this, but there are a few interesting hints to talk about.
Like this potential ride.Based on previous news releases, there's speculation that one of the coming attractions is an interactive Spider-Man ride that allows visitors to help fight Spidey's evil adversaries.
We might get more news in a couple of months.Disney is expected to announce more of its plans at the annual Disney celebration D23, which is happening from August 23 - 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
And more parks are getting Marvel attractions.
via: GettyMarvel is slated to come to Disneyland Hong Kong in 2023. The Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris should be getting changes even sooner, in 2020!