Disneyland offers early look at new attractions, including Marvel
As the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference gets underway, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro has unveiled behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming attractions guests can look forward to at the various Disneyland parks in the future, including the highly-anticipated Marvel-themed coasters and lands. The first-look videos and photos can be viewed in the player and gallery below! (Via Disney Parks Blog)
“Our properties have been likened into small cities,” D’Amaro said in the presentation. “Walt Disney World property is nearly twice the size of Manhattan. We have a bus fleet the size of Atlanta. And if we counted all the boats at Walt Disney World, we’d have the seventh largest naval fleet in the world. But unlike a real city, we can choreograph the procedures under which we actually operate. We can manage and control attendance, enforce protocols and adjust operations specifically to our business and our experience, and attractions can be modified to comply with safety recommendations.
“When your foundation is rocked, but that foundation shows that it can withstand constant tremors, when your guests show their passion and yearning for your experiences, even when the gates are closed, when your cast members accomplish things in one week that would normally take a year, when you realize that the unthinkable or the impossible, or very much possible, then you have to ask yourself — what’s next?” D’Amaro continued. “Where can we go from here in the world that we find ourselves in today? Optimism, innovation, and courage — they will ultimately win the day. And at Disney, we aim high. At a recent town hall meeting, I had some Imagineers that I was speaking to, and I included my presentation with a simple call to action — I dare you. I dare you to dream bigger and differently. I dare you to say what you’ve always wanted to say. I dare you to throw out that dogma that has sometimes acting increments, rather than exponentially. I dare you to make yourself weak in the knees. I dare you to dare yourself.”
D’Amaro revealed that progress is continuing on the highly-anticipated Avengers Campus at both the California and Paris resorts, with one of the first big attractions to come from the new zone being The Worldwide Engineering Brigade, also known as WEB, which will house the ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure in which guests will be able to board vehicles and help Spider-Man fight against an army of Spider-Bots taking over Avengers Campus.
Guests at Disneyland Paris will also be able to experience The Art of Marvel, celebrating 80 years of Marvel storytelling in a typical New York setting with Disney’s Hotel New York, which is reportedly eyeing a March 2021 opening. Florida’s Walt Disney World will soon see the end-result of the multi-year transformation of EPCOT, including the new nighttime spectacular “Harmonious,” while work still continues on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, both of which are estimated for 2021 openings!
The Florida resort is also preparing the opening of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which will offer guests the opportunity to live aboard a starship for a two-day and two-night experience and will take part in an immersive experience as they become the heroes of their own Star Wars story and cruise the galaxy in style aboard the Halcyon, which is equipped with well-appointed cabins, onboard dining, planet-side excursions to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu and a lot more.
The Shanghai resort is currently working on “Zootopia,” the park’s eighth-themed land and the first of any Disney park to be based on the studio’s Oscar winning hit film and is set to include a major attraction that will blend Disney’s storytelling with state-of-the-art technology to bring the film and its characters to life. Tokyo Disneyland is currently developing its largest expansion in its 37-year history, which will include “Fantasy Springs,” a new themed land inspired by Disney Animation films including Frozen, Tangled and Peter Pan that will include four new attractions, three restaurants and a Disney-themed hotel situated inside Tokyo DisneySea overlooking the park.