From the Walt Disney World News and written by: cortney
Guests will sling webs like Spider-Man, explore the Pym Test Kitchen and experience heroic encounters throughout the Avengers Campus
‘Magic Happens’ parade will bring awe-inspiring moments – large and small – to Main Street, U.S.A.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2019) – The next generation of immersive storytelling is coming to the Disneyland Resort in 2020 as the highly-anticipated Avengers Campus opens in Disney California Adventure Park and the all-new “Magic Happens” parade debuts in Disneyland Park. Following that in 2022, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open as the first major Mickey-themed ride-through attraction at Disneyland.
The latest details about these new additions were unveiled at D23 Expo 2019 by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek. The announcements revealed new ways that guests will be front and center in their favorite stories, beginning in 2020.
Avengers Campus Coming to Disney California Adventure
Guests can suit up alongside their favorite Super Heroes at the Avengers Campus, beginning in 2020 at Disney California Adventure. The 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 Avengers Campus will feature the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature Spider-Man. Guests will enter this attraction at the first key address on the campus, the Worldwide Engineering Brigade – also known as “WEB.”
During an open house at WEB, aspiring inventors will invite guests along for a test drive of their latest invention: the “Web Slinger” vehicle. This new adventure allows guests to sling webs just like Spider-Man, and gives them a taste of what it’s like to have actual super powers to 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 eatery.
Guests will also find heroic encounters throughout the campus, including 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, one of the iconic buildings at Disney California Adventure will be the Avengers Headquarters. This building, set to open in phase two, will become the future entrance to a new attraction where guests will board a Quinjet and fly alongside the Avengers in an epic adventure to Wakanda and beyond. Guests will team up alongside the Avengers in a battle to save the world against one of the most powerful villains they have ever faced. Work is underway on an all-new innovative ride system for this attraction.
The Avengers Campus will open at a later date at Disneyland Paris.
‘Magic Happens’ Parade, New at Disneyland
Set to debut in spring 2020, the new “Magic Happens” parade will come to life with an energetic musical score and a new song produced in partnership with singer-songwriter Todrick Hall. Celebrating awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories, the daytime parade will feature stunning floats, beautiful costumes, and beloved Disney characters from “Moana,” “Coco,” “Sleeping Beauty” and more – all led by Mickey Mouse and his pals.
Traveling down Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland, “Magic Happens” will remind guests they don’t need wings to fly, that shooting stars were made to wish upon, and that magic doesn’t stop at midnight. Highlights include:
- 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, a 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 back again.
- In addition, the parade features more floats and characters and high-energy music that combines the original song by Todrick Hall with classic Disney tunes in a fresh, contemporary style.
First Ride-through Attraction Featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, coming to Disneyland in 2022 will take guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy® Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts.
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 entering the cinema, guests will experience a special exhibit created by the Toontown Hysterical Society featuring costumes and props from the toon world.
Once inside the cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie, guests board a train with Goofy as the engineer. Then, one magical moment after the next leads 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 multidimensional experience.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 2020.
With so many exceptional experiences set for Disneyland Resort and Disney Parks Experiences and Products, the best is yet to come.
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