The all-new Avengers Campus area is set to welcome guests in Disney California Adventure Park starting July 18th. And while construction is still ongoing, Disney has recently released a number of concept art for the different attractions and entertainment that will make up the new Marvel-themed area.
Though a lot smaller than the theme park’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area, Avengers Campus — which stands for Centralized Assembly Mobilized to Prepare, Unite, and Safeguard — is packed with a lot of Marvel stuff that fans will surely enjoy. Taking up the location previously occupied by A Bug’s Land, Avengers Campus is divided into a number of distinct zones, including the Avengers Headquarters, the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, Doctor Strange’s Sanctum, and Pym Test Kitchen.
#1 Avengers Headquarters
Topped by a shiny Quinjet, the huge Avengers Headquarters is the centerpiece of the area. Though similar in design to the HQ featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this is unique in its own. Guests will be able to meet and interact with their favorite Avengers, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Thor, Loki, Ant-Man, Wasp, Doctor Strange, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Black Panther, Okoye and the Dora Milaje.
But the Avengers Headquarters isn’t all about meet-and-greet. Depending on the time of their visit, guests may also witness a dramatic showdown on the roof of the HQ between the Avengers and Taskmaster, a classic villain from the comics who’ll be joining the MCU in the upcoming Black Widow movie. The masked baddie has a photographic memory and the ability to copy his opponents’ fighting styles in an instant.
#2 Worldwide Engineering Brigade (WEB)
Housed in one of the old brick buildings from Howard Stark’s automotive factory, WEB is an exclusive, Stark-bankrolled club that strives to bring together some of the world’s most brilliant young minds and encourage them to invent new technologies.
WEB is also the home to Avengers Campus’ main attraction called WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, a ride that lets guests help Peter Parker catch wayward bots. Aboard a WEB slinger vehicle that is equipped with motion-tracking tech, visitors — with their 3D glasses on — can shoot webs by simply extending their arms, just the way Spidey does.
#3 Doctor Strange’s Sanctum
Avengers Campus’ version of Doctor Strange’s Sanctum is no Bleecker Street. Instead, it’s an ancient temple imbued with magic.
“We’re not trying to rubber-stamp something right out of the film,” Heidi Rosendahl, principal color and paint artisan for the theme park area, told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve kind of created our own Sanctum here, and [it’s] an open, airy space — very much a contrast to the others that are brick and mortar-type facilities. Everything’s a little bit ethereal, and nature comes into play. It’s going to be a very beautiful transition between day and night.”
#4 Pym Test Kitchen
The main restaurant on the campus, Pym Test Kitchen offers menu items that have been sized up or down using Ant-Man and the Wasp’s tech. The sleek and modern look of the eatery’s exterior makes guests feel like they’re walking into an enormous Quantum Tunnel. Inside, there are pieces of hanging pretzel décor that come in different sizes, suggesting that the baked pastry is the test kitchen’s specialty.
There will also be a wide variety of beverage options, including alcoholic drinks. One of the confirmed drinks is the neon-green soda Pingo Doce, which is a nod to the 2008 The Incredible Hulk movie.
As if these attractions aren’t enough to get fans excited, Easter eggs and references for Marvel films and TV shows that won’t be released for years have also been planted across the area.