Avengers Campus Opens at Disney California Adventure Friday

Here’s a guide to the new 6-acre land inspired by the Marvel cinematic universe.
Photograph by Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort

Anchored by the existing Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, Avengers Campus also includes the new Spider-Man ride Web Slingers, live entertainment, a wide variety of characters, and several dining locations. With a focus on bringing the stories of the Marvel films and comics to life, park guests entering the land are considered new superhero recruits with a mission of training and learning from the heroes throughout the land.

Photograph by Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort

See & Do
The new attraction Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure employs innovative technology that enables guests to experience what it’s like to shoot webs like Spider-Man. You’ll aim webs at a horde of replicating Spider-Bots running amuck, help Spider-Man contain them, and similar to Toy Story Midway Mania, you’ll get a score at the end. What sets this attraction apart is the placement of infrared cameras on the ride vehicles that recognize body movements and gestures in order to create the interactive gameplay experience. While the ride does not require extra gadgets, guests can grab a WEB Power band to boost their web-slinging skills.

While you’re exploring the campus, be on the lookout for Spider-Man swinging 60 to 65 feet in the air above rooftops. Or Doctor Strange stepping through a portal to teach guests about the Mystic Arts. Or General Okoye and the Dora Milaje training guests about being a Wakandan warrior. You can expect to see an array of heroes and villains, from Captain America and Loki to newer characters such as Taskmaster from the upcoming “Black Widow” film.

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Eat & Drink
One of the most iconic post-credit scenes is when the Avengers share a post-battle meal at a shawarma spot. Shawarma Palace is a Manhattan-style food cart peddling chicken shawarma and plant-based Impossible falafel wraps. The handheld wraps are filling enough to be a meal and are served with pickled vegetables.

Walk into Pym Test Kitchen and you’ll be greeted by oversize pretzels being transported on a conveyor belt, cast members dressed in lab coats, and larger-than-life soda cans and condiment bottles. Inspired by Pym Particles’ ability to grow and shrink matter, menu items include a jumbo Bavarian-style pretzel served with sharp cheddar cheese beer sauce, a Not So Little chicken sandwich served with mini buns, and a family-sized Pym-ini. Don’t miss the Pingo Doce, a neon green soda beverage found in “The Incredible Hulk” and “Ant-Man.” Pair your picks with craft beers, beer cocktails, and seasonal hard seltzers at Pym Tasting Lab. For dessert, stop by Terran Treats for galactic sweets including colorful churro spirals and the Cosmic Cream Orb, a cream puff filled with whipped raspberry cheesecake mousse.

Good To Know

  • Web Slingers will have a virtual queue. Make sure to download the Disneyland app and join a boarding group at either 7 a.m. or 12 p.m. depending on your ticket.
  • Visiting the parks currently requires both a ticket and a reservation as capacity is limited to 25%. California is expected to fully reopen June 15.
  • Mobile ordering is available.

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