PHOTOS: Construction Walls Go Up for Marvel Super Hero Island Refurbishment Around Captain America Diner, Alterniverse Store

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Construction Walls Go Up for Marvel Super Hero Island Refurbishment Around Captain America Diner, Alterniverse Store

Construction walls have gone up in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure for another round of refurbishment work. Last winter, crews repainted much of the land. In the spring, the meteor crash plaza was refurbished, followed by an extension of the Comics Shop. The fruit stand also got a new sign and the J. Jonah Jameson statue returned after several years.

Marvel Super Hero Island Refurbishment

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Now construction walls block access to most of the Alterniverse Store façade.

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The construction walls are decorated with images of Marvel characters.

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The store is still open and signs on the walls point to the side entrance.

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Guests can enter the Alterniverse Story behind the giant Wolverine’s claws.

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We also noticed that the Marvel Super Hero Island ATM is gone. Others have also been removed throughout Universal Orlando Resort, possibly to be replaced with updated versions.

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The Captain America Diner remains open, but construction walls block its façade, too.

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Again, signs on the walls point guests to the entrance.

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The walls actually block most of the entrance, but one set of doors is open.

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The walls continue down to Chill Ice Cream.

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Chill Ice Cream is open, with a gap in construction walls for guests to access the quick-service counter. The walls pick up at the side of the building. The Iceman flat figure has been removed from next to the ice cream shop.

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The walls extend around the seating area that is usually available at the end of Marvel Super Hero Island before entering Toon Lagoon.

Stay tuned for further coverage of construction in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Marvel Super Hero Island

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Marvel Super Hero Island is one of the opening-day lands of Universal’s Islands of Adventure. A DC-inspired area was originally planned for the second gate of Universal Orlando Resort, but the plan fell through after Time Warner acquired Six Flags and obtained the full license to DC Comics.

Universal shifted its focus to Marvel Comics and signed a deal in 1994. The agreement is in perpetuity, so though Disney has since purchased Marvel in full, Universal Orlando Resort is still allowed to operate Marvel Super Hero Island and is under no obligation to forfeit its rights to the characters and franchises. Because of this, Disney cannot incorporate most Marvel properties into Walt Disney World Resort — hence why we see Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort but not Walt Disney World. Disney is allowed use of Guardians of the Galaxy in Florida, however, and opened Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT in 2022.

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Marvel Super Hero Island has four attractions: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, and Storm Force Accelatron.

Throughout the land, guests can meet various superheroes and villains, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Doctor Doom, and the Green Goblin.

Quick-service restaurants Cafe 4 and Captain America Diner are available for dining.

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