BREAKING: Marvel Themed Land Announced for Disneyland Resort, A Bug’s Land Will Close Soon

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While previously announced, Disney has now announced an opening date and more details for the new Super Hero-themed land at Disneyland Resort.

The California Adventure expansion will open to guests in phases starting in 2020, with even more new experiences to follow.

The Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe. This new land will be anchored the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, with new additions in the adjacent space that is currently occupied by “a bug’s land.” “It’s Tough to Be a Bug” closed forever on March 19th to make way for this new heroic experience, the rest of the land will close late in 2018.

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  • Any idea what this means for the Spider-Man attraction at Universal? Can there be two Spider-Man attractions at two different parks?

    • There can. Universal owns the rights to any “theme park usage” of Marvel Avengers properties east of the Mississippi (I wish I was joking, but that IS the language in the original contract!). So this means Disney can’t do anything related directly to the original Avengers in any of the parks in Disney WORLD (except for Guardians, and POSSIBLY Black Panther as they weren’t tied to the original Avengers movie), but they CAN do whatever they like in DisneyLAND, at Disney parks outside of the U.S., and any of the cruise ships.

      Its kind of nutty, but it is what it is.

      • Actually they can’t use anything that is already represented in Marvel Super Hero Island. The gray area has been if characters that are just represented in pictures on the island count or not. I know at one time there was controversy over if putting Guardians in an Avengers movie counts as them being considered Avengers or not, but that obviously turned out to not be the case. I think your references to the first Avengers movie is more about the controversy of Disney having to pull the Avengers wrapped monorail off the Epcot line because it went through Epcot and it had characters on it that are represented at Universal.

  • I wonder if they’ll go all E-tickets or keep something for little kids, which was the reason Bugs Land was slapped together originally.

  • The contract states that industral pipes and ugly gold paint must be used on all Marvel rides outside of Universal Orlando or Disney just did that on their own

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