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The Avengers finally land at Disneyland after waiting out pandemic

Los Angeles, US, Jun 2 (EFE).- The Avengers and all the magic of the Marvel superheroes will launch Friday at Disneyland Resort with the inauguration of Avengers Campus, one of the big attractions of this Californian theme park upon its reopening after its pandemic shutdown.

Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Captain Marvel and Dr. Strange are some of the characters that appear in this new area that Disneyland presented Wednesday to media, including EFE.

The Avengers’ landing at Disneyland has been almost as complex as one of their dangerous missions against the evil Thanos.

Avengers Campus was scheduled to open in July 2020, but the pandemic forced Disneyland to close for more than a year and to paralyze all plans for the superheroes.

The park reopened its doors on Apr. 30, with limited capacity along with other Covid-19 restrictions, and on Friday the Marvel idols will finally arrive.

Located at the foot of the famous attraction Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!, which opened in 2017 and which will now also be part of the new area, Avengers Campu” aims to make Marvel fans dream of becoming a superhero.

With this goal in mind, Avengers Campus presents a large 2.4-hectare area presided over by the Avengers Headquarters, a facility where characters such as Black Widow can be seen.

Dr. Strange also has his moment of glory with a show devised in a mystical sanctuary in which time is distorted.

In addition, the troops of Wakanda, the legendary country of Black Panther, will look for allies in another of the Avengers Campus shows.

Although throughout the attraction one can come across many different characters, the main star is Spider-Man.

The arachnid superhero leads a stunt show and is also the centerpiece of the Web Slingers attraction, in which visitors have to help Peter Parker after a science experiment has gotten out of hand.

Those who get on Web Slinger will be able to throw cobwebs with their hands like Spider-Man thanks to an innovative technology that mixes digital effects with motion detection.

Web Slingers will also introduce the Spider-Bots – rambunctious, spider-shaped robots that are quite a nuisance to the young superhero.

With many hidden secrets for the most loyal fans of comics and movies, the new Disneyland campus also includes a gastronomic offer inspired by superheroes to round out a full Marvel experience.

For example, Pym Test Kitchen is based on the stories of Ant-Man and his food has gone through strange quantum experiments that have transformed portion sizes in a surreal way. Thus, the menu of this restaurant includes gigantic pretzels and a chicken sandwich with a tiny bun.

Another gastronomic attraction has to do with a famous scene from the credits of “The Avengers” (2012) in which Marvel stars were seen eating shawarma and falafel. Those same dishes will now be eaten at The Shawarma Palace on the Avengers Campus.

Scot Drake, who is portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering and the head of Avengers Campus, explained Wednesday that one of his priorities was to capture the optimism and team spirit central to Marvel stories.

Drake added that everything in Avengers Campus is to “stimulate the imagination” of the fans.

Disneyland is located in Anaheim, California, about 25 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The offer of theme and amusement parks, with Disneyland as the spearhead, is one of the most important tourist attractions in the state. EFE

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