Big New Marvel Additions Coming To Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
By Eric Goldman
Iron Man and the Avengers set to be part of a coaster at Walt Disney Studios Park.
Today at D23 Expo Japan 2018, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting new details about the many ambitious projects underway around the world, from reimagined favorites to entirely new ways that guests can encounter Marvel Super Heroes.
Following the news that Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is preparing to incorporate popular stories and characters into Disneyland Paris, Chapek shared that the Marvel Super Hero universe will come to Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park, and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster will be totally reimagined as a high-speed, hyper-kinetic adventure where guests will team up with Iron Man and their favorite Avengers.
Fans also got a peek into one of the rooms that will open at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel at Disneyland Paris in 2020. And for those guests who just can’t wait to encounter Marvel at Disneyland Paris, starting this June, Marvel Summer of Super Heroes will bring guests face-to-face with Captain America, Spider-Man, Star-Lord and Black Widow.
Super Heroes have already descended on Hong Kong Disneyland with Iron Man Experience, the most popular attraction at the resort, and more is soon to come with an entire Marvel-themed area underway. Today, Chapek shared new details about the second new Marvel attraction set for Hong Kong Disneyland, where guests will be invited to team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp to fight Arnim Zola and his army of Hydra swarm bots in a thrilling new adventure.
Buzz is also building around Star-Lord and his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy coming to Epcot at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. It was revealed at D23 Expo Japan that this attraction will in fact be a roller coaster – and one of the longest enclosed roller coasters in the world!
The Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot, which will feature a brand-new, innovative ride system, will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.