by Brandon Butler
Avenger’s Campus Opening July 18, 2020 3/11/2020

Update: Pandemic-related closures have indefinitely delayed the opening of Avenger’s Campus at Disney’s California Adventure. The original post on the opening of the new land follows, but dates and events will likely be changed to comply with the “new normal”.

Disney and Marvel have officially announced the opening of Avenger’s Campus, the new Marvel superhero themed land at Disney’s California Adventure:

Are you ready to be a hero? Then let’s go be heroes this summer at Avengers Campus at the Disneyland Resort!

Opening on July 18, 2020 guests visiting Disney California Adventure Park will be able to step into the world of the Avengers and their allies to live out their own Super Hero dreams. The all-new, completely immersive land will welcome recruits (both big and small!) to Avengers Campus. […]

The story of Avengers Campus starts the moment you walk in, as the main entrance gives the appearance of compression and expansion, akin to the look of Tony’s Arc Reactor, with lots of light and metal grates.

From there, guests will pass by the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, where they may see Spider-Man defying gravity as he flips 60 to 65 feet in the air above the rooftop of the WEB building. Inside this building is a brand-new Spider-Man attraction where guests can sling webs like Spider-Man. Further along, there’s an ancient sanctum where guests will find Doctor Strange practicing mystic arts. Nearby, a Quinjet has landed atop the Avenger’s Headquarters, which is adjacent to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

I would be very surprised to see Tom Hollland reprising the role of Spidey in the Spider-Man attraction (unlike Chris Pratt and Co. in Mission Breakout). You’ll probably hear someone who sounds just slightly off from Holland’s voice, but close enough to fool the average movie goer. Why do I think this? Because I think Sony is a pety, bad steward of the Spider-Man cinematic character and they feel they must actively compete against Disney, which means to Sony doing what they can to sabotage and inconvenience (while exploiting and profiting from) the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and the theme parks based on it. I guess we’ll find out in a couple of months.

I also hope that Disney returns to standard queuing and lines, and gets rid of this terrible boarding pass system that is horrible for casual visitors to the Park. I would gladly wait in a four hour line to know with certainty that I’ll get to ride the attraction, but I won’t plan a trip on a role of the dice and a buggy app.