Disney CEO Bob Chapek joined onstage by Disneyland Paris President Natacha Rafalski, “Captain Marvel” Star, Brie Larson and Marvel Super Heroes to mark the momentous occasion.
July 11, 2022 – This weekend, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assembled to celebrate the dedication of Marvel Avengers Campus in an epic ceremony at Disneyland Paris. Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and Captain America joined Disney CEO, Bob Chapek, Disneyland Paris President Natacha Rafalski and “Captain Marvel” star, Brie Larson to unveil the new themed area, which opens to Guests in just 9 days on July 20, 2022.
“Our Imagineers, Marvel Studios teams, and everyone involved have truly outdone themselves to bring you this action-packed world” said Chapek. “I think our Guests will be astounded by the detail and creativity at Avengers Campus as they explore and become part of a bigger universe.”
“This is such an amazing year for Disneyland Paris. Back in March, we kicked off our 30th-anniversary celebration inviting guests to enter into a new era with us. As part of this tremendous milestone for our resort, Marvel Avengers Campus marks a significant step forward in the ongoing expansion of Walt Disney Studios Park and our overall transformation, with original storytelling and a uniquely engaging experience,” remarked Rafalski.
Rafalski also announced plans to honor 20,000 everyday super heroes, including healthcare workers, and children and families who need magic most, by inviting them to be among the first to experience Avengers Campus throughout 2022.
American star Brie Larson, well-known for her portrayal of Captain Marvel, a role she reprises in one of the new attractions, shared that she was thrilled to be a part of the Marvel Avengers Campus premiere in Disneyland Paris, adding that it is especially exciting to see these stories and characters have a place to come to life.
Joined by Captain Marvel, Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man, the team initialized an arc reactor to power up the land, culminating in a mesmerizing firework display over the Quinjet platform.
More than 1,200 invited guests were the first to experience Avengers Campus following the dedication, including international celebrities and their families. Pom Klementieff first teamed up with Iron Man and Captain Marvel in the high-speed roller coaster Avengers Assemble: Flight Force. In the meantime, Iman Vellani helped Spidey capture out-of-control Spider-Bots in Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure while Tony Parker, Basketball player and The Black Eyed Peas brushed up on their heroic skills at the Training Center.
Summoned around the Quinjet for the grand finale, Guests danced the night away with International DJ The Avener, who dropped beats under the stars. The evening ended with 500 drones forming a series of Avengers icons in the sky above the Quinjet, orchestrated by Doctor Strange himself.
WELCOME TO AVENGERS CAMPUS
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 will be 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. Together, they have designed and created a brand-new place in the Marvel multiverse that champions the inner Super Hero that lives in all of us. In fact, regardless of whether they are long-standing Marvel fans or come new to the Super Hero world once they enter Avengers Campus at Disneyland Paris, they all become recruits, ready to take the next step in their heroic journey!
Imagine helping Spider-Man on a mission where you can shoot webs from your wrists, saving the universe at high speed along with Iron Man and Captain Marvel, training with Okoye and the Dora Milaje, seeing Black Widow fight evil forces, dancing with the Guardians of the Galaxy… and so much more!
Recruits will be able to gear up like some of their favourite Super Heroes with an shopping experience as only Disney can do and of course, refuel like the Avengers would with various delicious eats and treats at restaurants PYM Kitchen, Stark Factory and more!
HEROIC ENCOUNTERS & IMMERSIVE ATTRACTIONS
Recruits will 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 Center. 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 will be available for booking through the Disneyland Paris mobile app.
New recruits of all ages will be able to encounter heroes outdoors throughout their visit in more interactive and exciting ways than ever before. They will get the chance to see Thor looking for recruits who are worthy to raise the Mjölnir, his powerful hammer. Recruits will also be able to 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. Moreover, Black Widow and Black Panther will team up on the roofs of Spider-Man W.E.B adventure to protect Avengers Campus from the dangerous Taskmaster and his agents while Spider-Man will never be too far away to help them! The Gateway Portal will also give 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 will be 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 will also welcome recruits to the Campus, monitor it for threats, and signal the arrivals and departures of Avengers. F.R.I.D.A.Y.’s presence at Disneyland Paris is a first for Disney Parks.
ACTION-PACKED 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 will team up with none other than Captain Marvel herself and the one and only 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 will have the opportunity to team up with the two Avengers on a high-speed mission. They will 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.
NB. Height requirement to ride AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: FLIGHT FORCE is 120 cm, equivalent to 47 inches.
SPIDER-MAN W.E.B. ADVENTURE is a new generation of attraction at Disneyland Paris where recruits of all ages will be 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 will 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 will become harder and harder to beat as they continue to multiply. After helping Spider-Man trap the rogue Spider-Bots, recruits will be able to see how many Spider-Bots they caught as a team in their vehicles.
NB. There is no height requirement for this attraction, allowing young aspiring heroes to join the action!
REFUEL LIKE A SUPER HERO WITH EXCLUSIVE DINING EXPERIENCES
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 will be able to 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 refueling will 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 will be paying tribute to Thor as it will be 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 armor 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 will be run by the WEB workshop’s inventors and serve a variety of Asian noodles and coconut balls. The FAN-tastic Food Truck, Tony Stark’s favourite, will be 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 will 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.
GEAR UP WITH HEROIC MERCHANDISE
Mission Equipment shop will be the place to pick up a great range of campus gear, including official Avengers Campus and WEB – Worldwide Engineering Brigade – supplies. WEB Tech accessories will make recruits experience even more special. 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 will 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.
Every Super Hero needs a friendly sidekick to help protect their neighborhood. 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. Looking to take your Spider-Bot to the next level? Inspired by some favorite Super Heroes, tactical upgrades change the overall appearance of a Spider-Bot and enhance its battle capabilities. These tactical upgrades are inspired by Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther… But keep an eye out for more to come!
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 will offer the ultimate Marvel experience from sunrise to sunset for guests who stay at Disney Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel. Opened 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 (as of Marvel Avengers Campus opening) 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 OF HEROES ASSEMBLE TO CREATE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES FOR GUESTS
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. Having generated more than 450 Avengers Campus also had a significant employment impact. Having generated more than 450 job openings, two thirds of which are long-term positions, 70% of our Campus Personnel joined from diverse roles across the Resort. These Cast Members, known as Campus Personnel, experienced special training to inspire and educate them on the Marvel universe, including immersive training exercises. Guests of all ages will be truly immersed in the action through interactive, next-level storytelling as Campus Personnel introduce them to new stories and train them for missions taking place across the Campus.
HONORING 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, starting with 1,200 who joined the festivities over the weekend, including staff from Grand Hôpital de l’Est Francilien.