As Galaxy’s Edge opens, Disneyland gets permit to launch Marvel land

in Disney, Disney's California Adventure, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Entertainment, Marvel, Movies, Movies & TV, ParkSpotting, Theme Parks

Credit: Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has altered Disneyland’s universe as fans from all over the world are coming to experience the all-new intergalactic land. And as guests revel in the other-worldly space environment, Disneyland Resort is already getting ready for their next expansion over at California Adventure Park.

The Marvel-themed land full of superheroes found in Marvel comics and movies is planned to open next year and the world famous theme park has already had a handful of permits for its construction approved by the city of Anaheim. Some of these projects include a bathroom overhaul, a retail outlet, a microbrewery, a character meet-and-greet area, plus improvements to behind-the-scenes buildings.

Disney California Adventure
Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland

According to the Los Angeles Times, the construction permits assess the value of all of this action-packed work at more than $14 million. Reportedly, one of the permits, approved Wednesday, allows for a 2,071-square-foot merchandise outlet, with three attached canopies.

At this time, Disney representatives have declined to comment on the permits or what type of attractions will be included in the new land. Although, according to previous press releases by Disney, one new attraction will revolve around WEB. The experience is said to include classic Marvel characters like Spider-Man and will invite Disney Parks guests to “suit up” and engage with Marvel Super Heroes in “new and exciting ways.”

WEB - Worldwide Engineering Brigade logo
Credit: Disney

Disney hasn’t revealed vast amounts of information about the new attraction. However, it’s expected that more details of this experience and the rest of the land will be released at D23, scheduled for August 23 to 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

California Adventure Park isn’t the only Disney Park to be receiving new Marvel attractions in the future as others will be opening at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2023, Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2020 and at Epcot in Walt Disney World in 2021.

superhero land artist rendition
Credit: D23

What are your thoughts on Disneyland already diving in to their next themed land? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: The Los Angeles Times

5 Comments

  1. $14 Million? That’s nothing.

    My hope:
    Gut Autopia, Nemo, the people mover, the Launch Bay/Carousel of Progress.
    Untangle the monorail.
    Build a giant show building underground which can be reconfigured as needed.
    Revitalize Tomorrowland with Marvel’s sci-fi roots. Iron Man motion ride. A SHIELD tour (like the FBI tour in DC) where guests get accidentally sprayed with Terrigen mist and then must be evaluated for their new powers. (Kinda like Test Track at EPCOT, mixed with the SFX ride at Universal.) You leave with a tailored profile of your new abilities. Maybe you design your suit/uniform. Maybe you get some weird mental power, like the ability to make people hunger for certain foods. For $50, a cast member draws the New You on a comicbook cover. Or you can order a custom costume.

    That “Marvel Universe” area would be about half of Galaxy’s Edge, but would be multi-level: retail, immersion, and lines above ground, attractions underground.

    1. Doug Murray

      Yes, Galaxy’s Edge was the first upgrade Disney has done in decades that was up to “only Disney could do it”, Disney standards. Now is not the time for them to backslide and go back to half-baked, underfunded minor re-themes. Gut Tomorrowland and do it right. Maybe keep Star Tours and Astroblaster, maybe… but the rest can go. Build a fully themed land to replace the current hodgepodge of re-themed and badly painted garbage that Tomorrowland became after decades of neglect.

  2. Doug Murray

    Yes, Galaxy’s Edge was the first upgrade Disney has done in decades that was up to “only Disney could do it”, Disney standards. Now is not the time for them to backslide and go back to half-baked, underfunded minor re-themes. Gut Tomorrowland and do it right. Maybe keep Star Tours and Astroblaster, maybe… but the rest can go. Build a fully themed land to replace the current hodgepodge of re-themed and badly painted garbage that Tomorrowland became after decades of neglect.

    1. Michael Cloud

      Refurbish Space Mountain to operate more like the one in Disneyland Paris.

  3. RJ

    Disney is ruining Disney parks for me. Marvel and Star Wars need their own parks or a shared park. Marvel and Star Wars doesn’t fit with the Disney type fantasy they got going with the existing parks.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.