Disney Parks has announced plans to open new Marvel superhero-themed areas at three of its resorts beginning in 2020.
Developed with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment, the new attractions will appear at Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Because of a licensing agreement with Universal for its Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, that predates its purchase of Marvel, Disney doesn't have the rights to the Marvel Comics superheroes east of the Mississippi. Therefore, there can't be a Marvel-themed area at Disney World.
The Marvel area at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, will be centered around Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, which opened last year, in the nearby space occupied by "It's Tough to Be a Bug," which closed Monday.
In an expansion that is estimated to take several years, Disneyland Paris will add a new attraction in which guests can team with Captain America and other Avengers.
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Similar plans for expansion are in the works at Hong Kong Disneyland, with a new themed area featuring an attraction in which visitors team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp. This will be in addition to the Iron Man Experience, which opened last year and is now the resort's most popular attraction.