From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Michael Ramirez
At this weekend’s D23 Expo 2019, Disney Parks,
Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek revealed exciting
announcements and updates about what’s coming to the Disneyland Resort! Next
year, the highly-anticipated Avengers Campus is opening in Disney California
Adventure park, while the all-new “Magic Happens” parade will debut in
Disneyland park. In addition, more details were shared for Mickey &
Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first major Mickey-themed ride-through
attraction, opening in 2022 at Disneyland park.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Campus to Open in 2020 at Disney California Adventure Park
You can soon suit up alongside your favorite Super Heroes at the Avengers Campus, beginning in 2020 at Disney California Adventure park. This campus is set up by the Avengers to recruit the next generation of Super Heroes.
“In some ways, these new campuses are like the Avengers themselves: a group of diverse individuals who have teamed up for the same purpose,” said Scot Drake, Creative Executive, Marvel Global Portfolio, Walt Disney Imagineering. “This collection of unique addresses—each dedicated to a different discipline—have been brought together to champion the next generation of heroes.”
The first key address at the Avengers Campus will be the Worldwide Engineering Brigade – also known as “WEB” – which will house our new Spider-Man experience, the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature this iconic Super Hero.
During an open house at WEB, the aspiring inventors are excited to
invite you for a test drive of their latest invention: the “Web Slinger”
vehicle, which allows you to sling webs just like Spider-Man! The attraction
gives you a taste of what it’s like to have actual super powers as you help
Spider-Man collect Spider-Bots that have run amok.
Avengers Campus will also feature Pym Test Kitchen. Just as Ant-Man and
The Wasp use “Pym Particles” to grow and shrink just about anything, Pym
Technologies is using the latest innovations to grow and shrink food at this
You will also find heroic encounters throughout the campus, including Black Widow, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Super Heroes from Wakanda and Asgard, and Iron Man.
As Super Heroes continue to assemble at the campus, one of its iconic
buildings will be the Avengers Headquarters where you may catch a glimpse of
the Avengers along its rooftops.
This building, which will open in phase two, will become the future
entrance to a brand-new E-Ticket attraction where you will step on board a
Quinjet and fly alongside the Avengers in an epic adventure to Wakanda and
beyond! You will team up alongside the Avengers in a battle to save our world
against one of the most powerful villains they have ever faced. Imagineers are
hard at work conceiving an all-new innovative ride system to put you in the
middle of this action.
‘Magic Happens’ Parade to Debut in Spring 2020 at Disneyland Park
Debuting in spring 2020, the all-new, extraordinary “Magic Happens”
parade will travel down Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland park.
Celebrating awe-inspiring moments of magic—both large and small—that are
at the heart of so many Disney stories, “Magic Happens” reminds us we don’t
need wings to fly, shooting stars were made to wish upon, and magic doesn’t
stop at midnight.
This daytime spectacular will feature stunning floats, beautiful costumes, and beloved Disney characters – all led by Mickey Mouse and his pals.
On her voyager wa‘a (or canoe), Moana journeys forth on the crest of a
beautiful wave, inspired by beautiful koa wood carvings inset with LED panels,
providing a dazzling glimpse into the magic the ocean holds.
Celebrating the magic that happens when Miguel strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz, the spectacular float inspired by the Disney and Pixar film “Coco” bridges the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds. Fantastical alebrije spirit animals join the procession, along with Miguel’s dog Danté.
The regal grand finale of “Magic Happens” parade celebrates magical
moments from classic Disney stories, including the trio of fairies from
“Sleeping Beauty” who transform Princess Aurora’s gown from pink to blue and
In addition, the parade will feature even more floats and characters,
an energetic musical score and a new song produced in partnership with
singer-songwriter Todrick Hall. The high-energy music combines this original
song with classic Disney tunes in a fresh, contemporary style.
& Minnie’s Runaway Railway to Open in 2022 at Disneyland Park
As we’ve previously shared, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway
Railway—the first major Mickey-themed ride-through attraction—is coming to
Disneyland park in 2022.
The action takes place at the El CapiTOON Theater in Mickey’s Toontown,
where Mickey and Minnie are premiering their newest short, “Perfect Picnic.”
Before you enter the cinema, you’ll experience a special exhibit created by the
Toontown Hysterical Society featuring costumes and props from the toon world.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway puts you inside the wacky and
unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy® Award-winning “Mickey
Mouse” cartoon shorts! Once you step into the cartoon world of Mickey and
Minnie, you’ll board a train with Goofy as the engineer. Then, one magical
moment after the next leads you to a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with
surprising twists and turns.
With an original story and lovable theme song, Mickey & Minnie’s
Runaway Railway uses state-of-the-art technologies and dazzling visual effects
to transform the cartoon world into an incredible and immersive
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more news on these exciting experiences
coming soon to the Disneyland Resort!