As if Disney theme parks weren’t already thrilling us beyond sensibility with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the latest Rise of the Resistance attractions in California and Florida, the latest in the entertainment giant’s arsenal of “Wow” is blowing people away.
Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort will be launching the new Avengers Campus in 2020 bringing the MCU to life much like their other film franchises. One of the main features of the campus will be the fully animatronic Spiderman flying through the air, climbing buildings, and generally cool other Spidey stuff!
What’s even more awesome is that the superhero won’t be some animated visual effect that Disney is already famous for, but rather a “real life” character. Disney recently released a sneak peek video of a fully animatronic Spiderman in action and “amazing” is definitely an understatement.
The video doesn’t show any surroundings or context, but we are treated to him doing his Spidey stuff flying through the air on web ropes, flipping and jumping. It’s incredible and takes a moment to realize that it is not CGI, but a completely mechanical Spiderman.
The infamous Walt Disney Imagineering was rumored to be working on animatronic park performers to add some additional realism to their fairytale lands, and it appears that they have been hard at work.
The infamous Walt Disney Imagineering was rumored to be working on animatronic park performers to add some additional realism to their fairytale lands, and it appears that they have been hard at work. The recent documentary, The Imagineering Story showed an animatronic performing stunt work and if one looks closely at the footage, it certainly could be your friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
The new Avengers Campus is set to open at Disneyland in the summer of 2020 and will feature both a Dr. Strange and Spiderman attraction although a second phase is planned later on. It doesn’t appear that the animatronic will be a feature of the Spiderman attraction itself, but rather a character within the Avengers Campus as a whole. Imagine yourself as a new Avenger on campus and as you walk in, Spiderman aka Peter Parker goes flying by.
Clearly, Disney is taking the level of immersion at their theme parks to a whole new level and with the continued advance of technology merged with the creative genius that exists at Disney, who knows what will follow.