Avengers assemble! Disney announces opening date for new Avengers Campus

Mar 11, 2020

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Good news — the Avengers are almost ready to assemble at Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim.

At today’s annual Disney annual investor meeting, the company announced a good reason to consider a summer trip out to Disneyland and California Adventure: The brand-new Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park has an official opening date of July 18, 2020.

Disney describes this soon-to-open land as “immersive” in all things Avengers. This isn’t just about meeting the Avengers for a photo op, it is an opportunity for your kids (or yourself) to become one of the superheroes alongside Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and more. There will be an all-heights ride-through Spider-Man attraction called “Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure” that I’ve seen described as similar to Toy Story Mania! in that it is an interactive game for the whole family. On this ride, you’ll actually help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots using your web-slinging powers.

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Avengers Campus will open in summer 2020 at Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort, including the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature Spider-Man. The attraction will give guests a taste of what it’s like to have actual super powers as they sling webs to help Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok. (Disney/Marvel)
(Image courtesy of Disney/Marvel)

Of course, this new attraction will join the already open and pretty darn fun Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! ride at California Adventure. (That ride was actually converted a few years ago from the previous Tower of Terror attraction.)

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At the Avengers Campus, you’ll also find Pym’s Test Kitchen — as in the Pym from Ant-Man and the Wasp who can shrink people and things down to sub-atomic size … and then blow them up to gigantic proportions. So, it’s no surprise that you’ll find both “supersized” and “supershrunk” foods to try.

Super Hero recruits looking to fuel up before their next mission will find food and drinks, both large and small, at Pym Test Kitchen at Avengers Campus, opening July 18, 2020, at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. Pym Test Kitchen uses “Pym Particles” to showcase normal foods at unusual scales, including shareable bites, inventive entrees and sweet treats. Some of the inventions include the “PYM-ini” sandwich and a pasta dish with plant-based micro and macro meat-balls, and more. (Disneyland Resort)
An artist’s rendition of the future Pym’s Test Kitchen. (Image courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

The Avengers themselves will also be found in the land doing what they do best — helping keep the world safe. This will even include a Spider-Man “stuntronic” who shoots webs that allow him to flip and “fly” through the sky high above the Avenger Campus.

Avengers Campus is an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of heroes, opening July 18, 2020, at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. Guests have the chance to witness Spider-Man swinging into action high above Avengers Campus with gravity-defying, acrobatic feats never seen before in a Disney theme park. (Disneyland Resort)
(Image courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

If you are making the trip this summer, here are some tips for using points to cover the cost of your Disney tickets, as well as a guide to spending some time in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that opened in 2019.

When it comes to choosing lodging near Disneyland, you have lots of options. I’m partial to the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian if you want to go all-in on a Disney experience, but the nearby Fairfield Anaheim Resort is an easy walk to the parks and is a Marriott Category 5 hotel (so you could potentially use an up to 35k certificate from your Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card). The Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is another great choice (with a waterpark), but it is pricier as a Category 7 Marriott.

Disneyland Hotel pool area (Summer Hull/The Points Guy)
Disneyland Hotel pool area. (Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

Read on for more information about planning and maximizing a trip to Disneyland:

Featured image courtesy of Disneyland.

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