The E-Ticket attraction that’s supposed to be coming to Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure was briefly discussed during the Destination 23 Parks Presentation. There, Disney showed new concept art for the ride vehicles, but that’s where the conversation about the highly-anticipated ride ended.
It turns out the biggest news about the Avengers attraction came after Destination 23 wrapped. Walt Disney Imagineering recently posted to Instagram about the ride experience with an important detail about physical sets.
At #DestinationD23, Imagineer Brent Strong revealed the world-jumping vehicle in development for the future Avengers Campus attraction at Disney California Adventure. We can’t wait to share more about the physical worlds for this epic attraction and are excited to bring them to life with a blend of large-scale built environments and immersive media.
Emphasis on the “large-scale built environments” to go along with the expected immersive media. That should calm some Disney fans who are worrying that the new Avengers ride will be purely focused on screens. Or that it would be Star Tours 2.0 based on the early ride vehicle concept art.
So, what does a “blend of large-scale built environments and immersive media” even mean? It’s a tricky question as Disney has several modern attractions that combine the too. Some better than others.
Rise of the Resistance fits this description and would hopefully be the benchmark Disney tries to hit with the marquee attraction for Avengers Campus. That might be ambitious or optimistic, but Disney should be aiming extremely high with their top Marvel property.
Tokyo Disneyland’s version of Pirates of the Caribbean is another strong example of blending the two design styles successfully. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT also fits this description with some physical sets (perhaps not enough) and screens. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is on the other end of the spectrum with way too many screens, but it too could fall into Disney’s description.
Here’s hoping Disney opts for more physical sets over screens, and creates a high-paced, exhilarating attraction that’s worthy of being the Marvel anchor in Disney California Adventure.