The first-ever Marvel-themed universe in Europe has opened on July 20 at Walt Disney Studios Park. Marvel Avengers Campus is offering surprise live-action stunts, heroic encounters with Marvel Super Heroes, two attractions and extra special themed restaurants and boutique.
Opening as part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of Disneyland Paris, Marvel Avengers Campus is the next key milestone in Walt Disney Studios Park multi-year transformation plan.
Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris has been created by Tony Stark himself to discover, recruit and train the next generation of Super Heroes. For the first time, recruits are empowered to take an active role alongside the Avengers.
To fulfill this promise, Walt Disney Imagineering teams in Paris and around the world have worked alongside teams that brought the Avengers films, television series and comics to life.
Heroic encounters and immersive attractions
Recruits have the opportunity to meet Spider-Man, Iron Man or Captain Marvel in a new dedicated building specially designed for Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris, the Hero Training Centre. For the first time in a Disney Park, a dynamic “freeze frame” video sequence, created by Disney PhotoPass with 27 cameras all around the action, can capture these meetings with Captain Marvel or Iron Man and turn them into unforgettable moments. These special encounters are available for booking through the Disneyland Paris mobile app.
New recruits of all ages can encounter heroes outdoors throughout their visit in more interactive and exciting ways than ever before. They may see Thor looking for recruits who are worthy to raise the Mjölnir, his powerful hammer. Recruits can also train with Black Panther’s loyal protectors, the Dora Milaje, and learn how to become Warrior Allies of Wakanda.
Saving the world can also be fun as recruits try their best dance moves during an interactive dance-off with Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Gateway Portal also gives recruits the chance to capture the moment when they meet one of the many Super Heroes of Avengers Campus.
“F.R.I.D.A.Y.” the famous Artificial Intelligence designed by Tony Stark himself is watching out and interacting with the Earth’s Mightiest Super Heroes. Uploaded to the building façade of AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: FLIGHT FORCE building – the Avengers Headquarters – she also welcomes recruits to the Campus, monitors it for threats, and signals the arrivals and departures of Avengers. F.R.I.D.A.Y.’s presence at Disneyland Paris is a first for Disney Parks.
Adventures with Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man
Only at Disneyland Paris, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: FLIGHT FORCE is every Super Hero’s and thrill seeker’s dream come true. On this high-speed rollercoaster, recruits team up with Captain Marvel and Iron Man.
Iron Man in this attraction is a new generation Audio-Animatronic figure, and the first ever Avenger Audio-Animatronics figure in a Disney Park. With no time to waste, recruits have the opportunity to team up with the two Avengers on a high-speed mission. They embark and fly up through space in a vehicle that Stark has equipped with a homing device, to lure the threat away from planet Earth.
SPIDER-MAN W.E.B. ADVENTURE is a new generation of attraction at Disneyland Paris where recruits of all ages are given web-slinging superpowers accomplished through innovative technology created specifically for this attraction. The mission: team up with Spidey and help capture the out-of-control Spider-Bots – Peter Parker’s robot sidekicks – before they wreak havoc on the Campus.
Through specially designed, innovative technology that recognizes body movements and gestures, recruits reach out their hands and sling webs from their wrists, just like Spider-Man. As the WEB Slinger vehicles progress and the mission continues, Spider-Bots become harder and harder to beat as they continue to multiply. After helping Spider-Man trap the rogue Spider-Bots, recruits can see how many Spider-Bots they caught as a team in their vehicles.
Pym Kitchen is an innovation science lab where the food and drinks tell a story. Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp use “Pym Particles” to grow and shrink to just about anything, Pym Technologies applies this science to the creation of shareable bites, inventive entrees and sweet treats as a buffet. Recruits can savour items at unusual scales, including both gigantic shareable pretzel sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, cakes, and their tiniest versions for those who wish to try everything.
Stark Factory is a quick service restaurant where recruits refuelling get to enjoy a cooking show experience with homemade pizzas fresh from the pizzaiolo oven, including a vegetarian option, salads, and a choice of fresh pasta. The signature dessert is inspired by the God of Thunder’s very own favourite treats as seen in Marvel Studios’ “Thor.”
Formerly an assembly line for Howard Stark, it features relics of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s earlier activities and hosts many “Easter Eggs” hidden as fan tributes including artifacts built by Tony Stark and the impressive HulkBuster – the armour he created with the help of Bruce Banner for the Hulk, which is only on display at Disneyland Paris.
The WEB – Worldwide Eating Brigade – food truck is run by the WEB workshop’s inventors and serves a variety of Asian noodles and coconut balls. The FAN-tastic Food Truck, Tony Stark’s favourite, is parked nearby, serving New York style hot dogs, including vegan sausages, various types of sauces and toppings; and a cheesecake on a stick for dessert.
Avengers Campus is also be home of the Super Diner, a small traditional American restaurant serving Reuben Sandwiches, a signature North American recipe made with corned beef, cheese, Sauerkraut, and a savoury dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread.
Mission Equipment shop is the place to pick up a great range of campus gear, including official Avengers Campus and WEB – Worldwide Engineering Brigade – supplies. SPIDER-MAN W.E.B. ADVENTURE is the first Disneyland Paris attraction allowing recruits to customize their experience onboard, using WEB Tech accessories. For additional powers and customized experience, check out the WEB Tech accessories available at Mission Equipment shop, located inside the building of the attraction. With the purchase of WEB Power Band, recruits have access to advanced functions like a multi-firing web option while battling those Spider-Bots on the loose inside SPIDER-MAN W.E.B. ADVENTURE.
WEB Tech can change recruits’ powers on the attraction to those inspired by fan-favourite Super Heroes – like Spider-Man with electro-dynamic webs, Iron Man with repulsor blasts and Doctor Strange with mystic amplifier.
Spider-Bots place recruits in the driver’s seat, allowing them to command their own Spider-Bot and battle opponents, with programmed combat and defensive abilities. Inspired by some favorite Super Heroes, tactical upgrades change the overall appearance of a Spider-Bot and enhance its battle capabilities.
Those looking to show off their WEB pride can embrace their inner science whiz with a variety of apparel and other specialty products available only at Avengers Campus at Walt Disney Studios Park.
Play and stay for a fully immersive getaway
Disneyland Paris offers the ultimate Marvel experience from sunrise to sunset for guests who stay at Disney Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel. Opened on June 2021, the guest experience is taken to the next level with a holistic, 360-degree approach to storytelling, including the Super Hero Station which offers Heroic Encounters with Captain America and Black Widow and the Hero Training Zone, an outdoor field with dedicated areas for a variety of sports activities that can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. With 350 pieces of artwork created by more than 110 artists from Europe and beyond – including 50 pieces only visible at Disneyland Paris – it is one of the largest publicly viewable collections of Marvel art in the world.
A local team
Walt Disney Imagineering Paris and Disneyland Paris Entertainment once again teamed up with more than 100 French and European artisans and vendors to bring these stories to life. More than 2700 construction workers contributed to the project amongst 8000 other professionals from a broad range of industries, making a meaningful contribution to the local territory.
Marvel Avengers Campus also had a significant employment impact, with more than 450 Campus Personnel recruited for the land – two-thirds in long-term positions and 70% from diverse roles across the resort – experiencing special training to inspire and educate them on the Marvel universe, including immersive training exercises.
Honouring everyday heroes
Disneyland Paris is committed to supporting the local community – including everyday super heroes who better the lives of others, as well as children and families who need magic most. In total, 20,000 of these community members will be invited to discover Marvel Avengers Campus throughout 2022, including staff from Grand Hôpital de l’Est Francilien.