Disney California Adventure Vice President Alludes To Possible $800 Million Dollar Hollywood Land Overhaul, Black Box Dark Ride As Next Park Project After Marvel
In a recent interview with the OC Register covering what’s in store for Disney California Adventure as it heads towards its 20th anniversary, Disney California Adventure vice president Patrick Finnegan alluded to plans to make changes to Hollywood Land in the park:
“As the Avengers are moving out, we’re certainly looking at, ‘OK, does something need to move in? Does it go back to where it was?’” Finnegan said of the Hollywood Land back lot. “It’s very much something that we’re talking about.”
We assume the “thing” that Finnegan alludes to management talking about is the long-rumored “Black Box Ride” we told you about some time ago. As you may recall, the idea for this attraction is a blank canvas of trackless ride vehicles in mostly projection-based surroundings that can change to any IP or film in a short amount of time, and regularly if desired. A ride of this style would make sense for a land celebrating movies and movie-making, being able to promote whatever franchise Disney wants at any time. Last we heard, this was slated for a 2022 opening at Disney California Adventure.