King Thanos Multiverse Marvel E-Ticket Coming to Avengers Campus!

Disney announced another Marvel E-Ticket attraction during Josh D’Amaro’s “A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products” presentation at D23 Expo 2022. In this post, we share ride details and a sneak peek at concept art for the future expansion to Avengers Campus in California. Plus, our commentary about what we’re expecting, the potential timeline, and more.

Let’s start with what’s happened prior to this. At the last D23 Expo, Disney revealed plans for phase 2 of Avengers Campus. This was to become a brand-new E-Ticket attraction where guests will step on board a Quinjet and fly alongside the Avengers in an epic adventure to Wakanda and beyond.

In this attraction, guests were to team up alongside the Avengers in a battle to save the world from one of the most powerful villains they have ever faced. Disney indicated that Imagineers are conceiving an all-new innovative ride system to put you in the middle of the action in this Avengers E-Ticket.

Although the Avengers Headquarters facade was built with the Quinjet atop the building, that’s it. There’s no show building or anything being built backstage. For the year-plus since Avengers Campus opened, it’s been radio silence from Disney on the substance of the E-Ticket, with the company almost pretending it was never announced. In fact, when directly asked about the attraction during the opening of Avengers Campus, company spokespeople wouldn’t even discuss it.

Even before the closure and pausing of projects worldwide, we were skeptical about the Avengers E-Ticket. Phase 2 is often where projects go to die, especially at second gates. Just take a look at all of the unbuilt World Showcase pavilions around EPCOT, or even what has not happened with the Giant Dirt Pit.

Disney California Adventure has experienced this same phenomenon in recent years. Had the second phase of the big DCA reboot come to fruition, Paradise Pier would still be a thing–but with another trackless dark ride in the style of Mystic Manor. And that’s just one thing that was intended for the follow-up to the success of Cars Land and Buena Vista Street.

In any case, Disney has finally divulged more details about the second phase of Avengers Campus. Here’s what Josh D’Amaro shared…

Avengers Campus at Disneyland Resort will head into the Multiverse with a third attraction with a brand-new story. According to Kevin Feige, this will occur in a version of the Multiverse where Thanos won. 

When joining battle with the Avengers, you never know what foes you’ll face from anywhere and everywhen.

This family-friendly attraction will give guests the opportunity to team up with more of the Avengers and their allies from across the Multiverse to battle against enemies, led by King Thanos. (Which only makes sense given that he won in this timeline.)

As a contrast, here’s the concept art for the prior incarnation of this attraction:

This wasn’t even the first concept for a Marvel E-Ticket.

One persistent rumor shortly after the opening of Mission Breakout was that an indoor Captain America Vekoma bike coaster. Disney had supposedly order multiples of those, with that being the location for the second. There are a number of reasons that might not be happening now, but I’m glad they’re doing something different.

As for timing, it’s safe to say that this project is still several years away.

This was not on the “Boundless Future” timeline that Josh D’Amaro shared at the 2022 D23 Expo, meaning that it won’t open until 2025 at the absolute earliest. Even that year is probably a stretch. Keep in mind that absolutely nothing has been constructed for this attraction in Avengers Campus.

The Quinjet building is literally just a facade. There’s no showbuilding or anything behind it. Even if work started tomorrow on this, it would likely take at least 3 years to construct. That’s assuming the concept is fully developed and Disney fast-tracked the project, neither of which are anything close to certain.

Right now, Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure feels like an incomplete land. Don’t get me wrong–Web Slingers is fun and the way the area is inhabited by characters is fantastic. Likewise, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout is fantastic–far better than I ever expected. But the latter feels disconnected from the core land, and the actual campus itself needs more.

It doesn’t help that the only new ride to debut with the land was a Spider-Man ride that’s far inferior to the one Universal built some two decades ago. Disney’s interactive shooter game is fun, but no match for that modern classic.

Admittedly, I’m not the biggest Marvel fan in the world, but I also don’t think the environments featured in the films really lend themselves to immersive worlds in the same way as Star Wars. (Save for Wakanda, and I can’t think of anywhere at Walt Disney World or Disneyland where that would be anything other than a cringeworthy fit, thematically.)

Hopefully this E-Ticket addition is what makes Avengers Campus feel complete, and easier to overlook the dull industrial design and lackluster (and played out) ‘repurposed’ aesthetic of the land itself. There’s a lot to love about the way characters are leveraged in Avengers Campus (although it’s often used as a dirty word by fans, the synergy with Disney+ has been a particular strong suit of the Marvel Land at DCA), but it’s still incomplete. Hopefully this blockbuster Avengers E-ticket attractions live up to the hype and power of the Marvel brand and makes Disney California Adventure an even better second gate.

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Your Thoughts

What do you think of the “King Thanos” E-Ticket coming to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure? Are you a fan of the Marvel land as it presently exists, or do you agree that this E-Ticket is what’s needed to make the land feel complete and top-tier? Any questions? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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