Disney Makes Avengers Ride Changes as It Continues To Demolish Theme Park

in Disneyland Paris

Spider-Man and other heroes at Avengers Campus in Paris

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Walt Disney Studios Park has scrapped early openings for its unpopular ride Avengers Assemble: Flight Force.

The thing about diehard Disney theme park fans is that when they love something, they love it. When they don’t… Let’s just say that there’s not much room for mild dislike or ambivalence in this fandom.

The sun sets over the Millennium Falcon at Hollywood Studios' Galaxy's Edge
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Over the past few years, some of Disney’s most unpopular additions or changes have been widely lambasted online. This includes a planter in EPCOT’s new World Celebration Gardens that looks concerningly like female genitalia (we wish we were kidding), hotel room refreshes comparable to a hospital, and the video game-esque experience that is Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

Looking further afield, one of the most criticized ride additions in recent years is Avengers Assemble: Flight Force.

Guests ride Avengers Assemble: Flight Force next as Captain Marvel flies alongside their ride vehicle
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Previously a near-replica of the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith found at Hollywood Studios, the refurbished indoor roller coaster opened with the rest of Avengers Campus at Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris in 2022.

“Board one of the hypersonic vehicles and blast off into space to divert the missiles so Iron Man and Captain Marvel can avert the danger,” Disney says in the ride’s official description. “Good luck, recruits… Earth is counting on you!”

Guest and Iron Man outside Avengers Assemble: Flight Force
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What should’ve been a high-speed, heart-racing adventure, however, soon proved to be a disappointment as parkgoers claimed the attraction was “rough,” “disappointing,” and “painful” and lacked the usual immersive details that come with a Disney theme park attraction.

While there were rumors that Disney would close the ride for a thorough refurbishment to bring it up to the usual Disney standard, nothing major has been introduced yet, leading some to theorize that it had given up on the ride completely.

Disney’s latest move suggests that this may, in fact, be the case. According to DLP Report, as of this week, Avengers Assemble: Flight Force is no longer available for Disneyland Paris hotel guests during Extra Magic Time and will instead open later than the rest of Avengers Campus.

If that was on your list, note that Avengers Assemble: Flight Force is no longer included in Extra Magic Time

Considering it was meant to be the land’s “E-Ticket” attraction, this doesn’t do much to disprove a lack of confidence in Avengers Assemble: Flight Force. While new Disney attractions typically boast multi-hour wait times for months – if not years – after they first open, Avengers Assemble: Flight Force has an average wait time of 24 minutes. On visits in October and December 2023, this writer waited for a maximum of 15 minutes.

The odds of Disney actually introducing a replacement for its Avengers ride, however, seem pretty slim – especially right now.

Guests ride Avengers Assemble: Flight Force while Iron Man and Captain Marvel fly alongside them
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Walt Disney Studios Park is currently undergoing a multi-year refurbishment, which involves demolishing an entire land and overhauling over 90% of the park.

By the time the work is complete, Walt Disney Studios Park will have its own version of World of Frozen, an as-yet-unannounced additional new land, a Tangled (2010) attraction, a lake, a new restaurant, and – most importantly – a new name. As Disney announced earlier this month, the park will soon be known as Disney Adventure World.

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