Disney Gets Permits For Marvel-Themed Land Construction At California Adventure Park: Know Other Important Details Here
After the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park in California that will be followed up by its sister land in Florida, Disney is now eyeing its next theme park project. The company announced the making of a Marvel-themed land at California Adventure Park, and it now has the needed permits to begin the construction.
The Los Angeles Times broke the news that the City of Anaheim already approved a handful of building permits for the theme park project at California Adventure Park. Disney can now start the building of a bathroom, a microbrewery, a meet-and-greet place, and a merchandise outlet that expands about 2,000 square foot.
The microbrewery's inclusion in the project seems to suggest that there will be Avengers-inspired alcoholic drinks and cocktails at the Marvel expansion. It is expected to be like the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge's Cantina that serves booze derived from the Star Wars movie franchise.
The Marvel expansion will reportedly cost over $14 million. According to CNBC, it is no surprise that Disney will invest in the franchise with that large amount of money. As seven out of 20 movies of all time are Marvel films and the recent Avengers: Endgame globally earns more than $2.7 billion, avid fans and park goers will surely support the new theme park.
The Marvel-themed land will be near the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission breakout ride. To make way for the project, Disney already closed A Bug's Land, based on the Pixar movie A Bug's Life.
Disney is now starting the construction of the Marvel-themed lands. The under-demolish A Bug's Land is hidden behind a temporary wall, featuring the Stark Industries' logo owned by the fictional character that everybody loves, Tony Stark, Iron Man's alter ego.
Disney has yet to announce other details about the Marvel expansion. NBC Los Angeles noted the company's representatives even refused to comment about the permits and the type of attractions that will be included in the new land.
However, Disney Park blog hinted that one of the attractions might feature an interactive ride that will let guests help Spider-Man fight the enemies. It is also possible that the land will not bear the word "Marvel" in its name as the licensing agreements that precede Disney's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment ban the use of the said title on any theme park land.
Hence, the Marvel-themed land may include the word "Avengers" in its title instead. The expansion at California Adventure Park is expected to be open to the public in 2020. It is also likely that Disney will reveal more news about it at the coming D23 Expo in August.