Marvel Characters Will Arrive in the Disney Parks
Since the Disney acquired Marvel, many fans have wondered if we’d begin to see some of the famous characters like Spider-Man and Hulk in the Disney parks alongside beloved Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie. At Disney’s shareholder meeting two weeks ago, Bob Iger addressed that directly, and the answer is yes.
There’s always been hints that Marvel would eventually make a debut in the parks, and who can blame Disney for wanting to add some of their 8,000 plus new characters into the mix of these ever growing parks. Bob Iger has said that preliminary design work has begun on ways to incorporate the comic legends into the parks.
“We’re working on some concepts. It’s our hope that in a few places around the world, Marvel characters will appear either in attractions or lands or in some form to provide entertainment, like our Disney characters do.”
Iger also mentioned they are looking for ways to incorporate Phineas and Ferb more fully into the parks.
“That’s a great suggestion. I know we are hard at work figuring out ways that we can bring Phineas and Ferb in particular into the parks. … We think there are some great opportunities there.”
In what form Marvel will show up though, we still don’t know. I’m guessing a few rides and shows are definitely on our way though. I for one think this is great news, and I really look forward to seeing how this plays out. With such great additions to the parks such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones, I can see the Imagineers coming up with some incredibly ingenious plans that make the heroes fit into the park the same way they were able to make the Lucas Films properties fit into their respected lands. It’s not hard to imagine that there will be some very excited kids seeing their favorite heroes in the Disney parks, that they’ve never been able to meet before. I can’t wait to see where Disney goes with this.
- Netflix: Stream Disney Parks and Disney films instantly to your computer, game system or smartphone (couponingtodisney.com)
- Red Car Trolley Tests the Track at Disney California Adventure Park (chipandco.com)