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New Merch Coming To Avengers Campus In Disney California Adventure

Lots of great new merchandise is arriving at Avengers Campus when it opens in Disney California Adventure on July 18th.

Your first stop should be WEB Suppliers so that you can suit up like earth’s mightiest champions

Prepare for action-packed adventures around Avengers Campus! At this one-stop hero shop, new recruits will find everything necessary to accept important missions at a moment’s notice—like cutting-edge inventions and other up-to-the-minute swag developed by the Worldwide Engineering Brigade’s brightest minds.

WEB members are particularly proud to offer access to some of their key prototypes, like the indispensable Spider-Bot.

These friendly robotic sidekicks feature combat and defensive modes that keep you in command when mayhem strikes—plus, Avengers-inspired tactical upgrades are available to transform your Spider-Bot’s overall appearance and enhance battle capabilities for a blast of custom fun.

Other mighty must-haves—including at-home kits to create your own spider webs, spider light goggles and a special, WEB-enhanced backpack to carry and display your Spider-Bot—let you unlock the power to continue your own heroic story anytime, anywhere!

You can also find parks-exclusive Funko Pop! figures of Spider-Man and Iron Man in his exclusive Avengers Campus Mark 80 suit.

For those who want to follow in Peter Parker’s and Bruce Banner’s footsteps, you can snag this WEB S.T.E.M Kit that you can use to make “gamma goo” and other experimental materials.

You’ll also find a brand-new Spider-Man costume at WEB Suppliers.

Campus Supply Pod is your one-stop-shop for dressing in your super-hero digs. They’ll have official Avengers Campus logo gear, such as fleece hoodies, shirts, hats, drinkware, and more!

There will even be beaker-inspired mugs, pins, patches, and so much more.

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What New Food & Beverages Will They Serve At Disneyland’s Avengers Campus?

Even superheroes get hungry. When Disneyland’s Avengers Campus opens later this summer, visitors will be able to try all sorts of Avenger-approved foods and beverages — including intergalactic desserts, scientifically shrunken entrees, and of course, shawarma, perfect for refueling after saving New York City from an alien invasion.

Quantum Pretzel

The main restaurant on campus is the Pym Test Kitchen, where food and drinks have been blown up and shrunken down using Hank Pym’s signature Pym particles. First up is a 396-gram Bavarian-style pretzel, served with mustard and beer cheese dipping sauce. 

Impossible Spoonful

The plant-based meatballs and pasta shapes in the Impossible Spoonful are a mix of extra-large and extra-tiny sizes, all served in the biggest spoon you’ve ever seen. 

Not So Little Chicken Sandwich

The crispy chicken breast in this chicken sandwich has been blown up to enormous proportion and served with teriyaki and red chili sauces, pickled cabbage slaw, and crispy potato tots. 

PB3 Superb Sandwich

This Pym Particle-infused sandwich mixed peanut butter, banana, smoked bacon, and strawberry jelly, and it’s served with tots and a banana smoothie shot.

PYM-ini

Named for Pym Test Kitchen’s scientist founder, the Pym-ini is an extra large sandwich served on toasted ciabatta with salami, rosemary ham, provolone, sun-dried tomato mayonnaise, arugula, and marinara dipping sauce. 

X-Periment, Molecular Meltdown, Honey Buzz, And Particle Fizz

Adjacent to the Pym Test Kitchen is the Pym Tasting Lab, where adults can grab both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Snack Molecules

Over at the Pym Tasting Lab, patrons can grab this assortment of popped sorghum, mini pretzels, and honey roasted peanuts, served in a petri dish.

The Regulator

Among the Pym Tasting Lab options is the Regulator, which mixes Patron Silver tequila, lime juice, habanero and mango syrup, Golden Road Mango Cart wheat ale, and mango popping pearls. 

Proton PB&J Punch And Pingo Doce Soda

The non-alcoholic menu includes options like lemonade-peanut-butter punch and Pingo Doce soda — a glowing green reference to 2008’s Incredible Hulk movie.

Sweet Spiral Ration

Near the Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission Breakout ride, the Collector, a.k.a. Taneleer Tivan, has set up a stand called Terran Treats, where he hawks exotic, intergalactic foods. Among them is the Sweet Spiral Ration, a churro-like dessert with unexpected flavors.  

Cosmic Cream Orb

Also available at Terran Treats is the Infinity Stone-esque Cosmic Cream Orb, a crispy cream puff filled with raspberry cheesecake mousse. 

Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly – LINK

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Avengers Campus Set To Open July 18, 2020 At Disneyland Resort

Avengers Campus—an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of heroes—will open July 18, 2020 at the Disneyland Resort!

Today Disney Parks unveiled the new attraction’s name, exciting casting news, rich details about the land itself and brand-new artist concept renderings. 

Avengers Campus invites you to team up with the Avengers and their allies in a fully immersive land at Disney California Adventure park. Avengers Campus is comprised of several heroic locations—each hosted by a different Super Hero or their ally—to share their unique powers, technology and knowledge with recruits. 

Sling webs with Spider-Man

The first key location, the Worldwide Engineering Brigade—also known as WEB—is home to the first Disney ride-through attraction to feature a favorite neighborhood her: Spider-Man. This new family-friendly attraction, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure, invites guests to put their web-slinging skills to the test.

The innovative technology adapted specifically for this attraction includes a seamless blend of 3D and new interface, which allows guests to go on a mission and experience what it’s like to have super powers and sling webs alongside Spider-Man.

WEB is all about how bright young innovators like Peter Parker are inventing new technologies that let all of us become Super Heroes. Being able to authentically represent Peter’s character was a critical element to our story, and thanks to our Studio partners, I’m excited to share that Tom Holland will reprise his role as part of this attraction experience. It was an honor to get to work with Tom, and I can’t wait for guests to experience the amazing talent, humor, and heart he’s bringing to this attraction when it opens this summer. 

“Suit up” with the latest gear, including Spider-Bots from WEB

The WEB Suppliers store is where you will find the latest WEB inventions, including interactive Spider-Bots much like the ones you will see in the new attraction, WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. Each Spider-Bot has a remote control, and all eight articulated legs move forward and backward. Best of all, you can tap into your inner WEB inventor by customizing your Spider-Bot with tactical upgrades to harness the powers and styles of favorite Super Heroes, including Black Panther, Iron Man and Black Widow, as well as Ant-Man and The Wasp. 

Other must-have items at WEB Suppliers include a specially-designed backpack to carry Spider-Bots when they are not in action, Spider-Man light goggles, a take-home spider web kit and Funko Pop! vinyl figurines of Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Nearby, the Campus Supply Pod is the place to power up with official Avengers Campus gear, including performance fleece hoodies and tees, headwear, drinkware and other Super Hero supplies. Read more about this exciting merch HERE.

Enjoy tiny treats and big bites

When it’s time to take a break from the heroics, three new dining spots at Avengers Campus will offer dishes that are rich in both flavor and storytelling.

Pym Test Kitchen is a food innovation science lab where the food and drinks tell a story. Just as Ant-Man and The Wasp use “Pym Particles” to grow and shrink just about anything, Pym Technologies applies this innovative science to the creation of shareable bites, inventive-sized entrees and sweet treats. You will be able to taste-test such items as the Impossible™ plant-based large and micro meatballs with pasta, or the “Pym-ini,” a panini served by the slice or as a long, multi-portion sandwich. 

Adjacent to the Pym Test Kitchen, an oversized beer can overhead signals that grown-up beverage tastings are available at Pym Tasting Lab. Adults can order a craft beer, ranging from a blood orange hefeweizen to an amber lager or try one of the Pym Research Staff’s Pym Particle-infused cocktail experiments.

Next, the Avengers have invited the crew of their favorite “shawarma joint” in New York, the Shawarma Palace, to open a second location at the Campus. Enjoy favorite shawarma-inspired snacks at this food cart, which is decked out with memorabilia since the Shawarma Palace owners are huge Avenger fans. Lastly, Taneleer Tivan did not limit his collection to lovable misfits; he is also curating a weird and wonderful menu of intergalactic eats at the Terran Treats food cart near Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! 

Team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy

Speaking of, we will continue to celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, the fan-favorite attraction that opened in 2017, as one of the anchor attractions of Avengers Campus. This rockin’ adventure blasts you straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As you help Rocket bust his pals out of the Collector’s Fortress, you will experience raucous mayhem, music inspired by the soundtracks from the movies and thrilling free-fall drop sequences!

Encounter a formidable villain in a land full of heroes

Last but certainly not least, throughout Avengers Campus, Super Heroes will come to life in ways that are more exciting than ever. You may have heroic encounters with Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, the Dora Milaje, Thor and even villains like Loki. We’re excited to also share that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be making their first appearances in the park, and Iron Man himself will be debuting his new armor in Avengers Campus: the Mark 80.

You may even have the chance to witness Spider-Man swinging into action high above Avengers Campus with gravity-defying, acrobatic feats never seen before in a Disney theme park. 

At a nearby ancient sanctum, Doctor Strange will train recruits in the mystic arts by bringing this ancient sanctum to life with powerful spells. At night, the area glows even more vividly with majestic colors and lights, pulsating with mystic energy.

Finally, every hero needs a formidable villain to fight… the villainous Taskmaster, who will have a role in the upcoming film “Black Widow,” will be seen for the first time at a Disney park at Avengers Campus. Taskmaster’s abilities include photographic reflexes. Taskmaster can replicate Super Hero moves, making this new villain a balanced foe for the Campus heroes.

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Disneyland Announces New AP Magic Annual Passholder Perks Program

Disneyland has unveiled a new AP Magic perks program that will let annual passholders pick up free swag, participate in special events and buy exclusive merchandise at the Anaheim theme park.

The free perks program starting Monday, March 2 brings all of Disneyland’s annual passholder benefits under the new AP Magic umbrella.

Exclusive passholder perks include after-hour ride times, movie sneak peaks, photo ops, character meet-and-greets, special events, exclusive merchandise and pre-sale tickets just for annual passholders.

The park’s AP Corner offers free collectible magnets, buttons and photo ops for passholders along with collectible merchandise.

Disney California Adventure opened the Alfresco Tasting Terrace cocktail bar in early January available only to Disneyland annual passholders and their guests. Another AP exclusive experience is planned for the future, Disneyland officials said.

Annual passholders can take part in after-hours ride times March 11, 18 and 25 on Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure.

Disney passholders will be eligible for two as-yet-unannounced Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival giveaways — the first April 2-12 and the second April 13-19.

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Create Personalized Disney Merchandise with MADE Now Available At Disneyland

The Disney Parks Merchandise Team has continued to evolve the D-Tech on Demand experience and is now offering MADE—a new and expanded way to customize and create your own Disney merchandise. With MADE, you’ll now be able to create customized apparel, including short and long-sleeved T-shirts from a library of Disney art to celebrate everything from family vacations, birthdays, seasonal holidays and more. 

Creating your design is as easy as selecting the accessory or apparel item you’d like to customize, Disney art, choosing a color, and adding your name. Purchases are ready for pick-up in just a few hours or conveniently delivered to your Disney resort or shipped home.

At this time, customized apparel options are available exclusively at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. and Marketplace Co-Op.

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Celebrate The 25th Anniversary of Indiana Jones Adventure At Disneyland Park

For 25 years, Indiana Jones has been adventuring through the Temple of the Forbidden Eye on Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland park. Celebrate the anniversary of this fan-favorite attraction with these engaging experiences and fun offerings that every archaeologist must discover! 

As you journey into the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, keep your own eye out for mysterious symbols and glyphs within the attractions queue. You can decode the ancient ruins and discover secrets of the temple by downloading the Play Disney Parks App and playing “Indiana Jones Adventure – The Gifts of Mara.” 

Excavate your very own Indiana Jones Adventure tee shirt that commemorates 25 epic years of adventures, fortune and glory, available at the Adventureland Bazaar, available Mar. 3.

Peruse through other artifacts, such as the Indiana Jones Adventure Funko POP, a collectible figure available at Disneyana on Main Street, U.S.A. and Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney District, available Feb. 29.

There will also be exclusive pins available to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Indiana Jones attraction at Disneyland.

Indiana Jones Attraction 25th Anniversary Pin: This pin celebrates 25 years of Indiana Jones Adventure attraction at Disneyland! Limited edition of 3,000 and the retail price is $15.99.

Indiana Jones Attraction 25th Anniversary AP Pin: Annual Passholder exclusive! Limited edition of 2,000 and the retail price is $17.99.

Head over to Tropical Hideaway and taste an assemblage of food and beverage offerings perfect for any explorer, such as a specialty Dole Whip loaded with chocolate, and a chilled shaker-style salad with crunchy noodles. The food adventure continues at Bengal Barbecue, where you can enjoy a specialty rib bowl with Cantonese barbecue sauce and steamed rice. If you’re in the area, use mobile food ordering at Bengal Barbecue! These delicious items will be available Mar. 3-8, while supplies last.

Join Disneyland as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of Indiana Jones Adventure! Annual Passholders have the opportunity for a bonus adventure by experiencing the attraction an hour after park closing on Mar. 4 and 5. Wristbands are required. Check-in at Star Wars Launch Bay for wristbands beginning at 6:30 p.m. for day of visit.  Valid Annual Passport must be presented; photo ID may be required.  Blockout dates apply. Wristbands available while supplies last.

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Been There – Star Wars Collection Starbucks Mugs Coming In May

According to Starbucks Mugs, Been There – Star Wars Collection Starbucks mugs will arrive in May.

Chances are that the mugs will be sold at Disney Parks and I imagine they will sell out immediately.  My wife collects the older Starbucks, You Are Here mugs and we would pick them up from all the new cities that we visited. 

We’ll have to make an exception for these cool Star Wars themed handled beverage holders. No word on additional locations but it would be cool to see a Tatooine, Coruscant, Bespin, and even Batuu!

The mug in the picture is Hoth, the ice planet featured in The Empire Strikes Back. Take our money now!

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The Secret Life of Pets: Off The Leash! Ride Opens At Universal Studios Hollywood On March 27, 2020

“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 27, bringing an astounding 64 animated figures to this all-new tech-savvy ride based on Illumination’s blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets films, which answer the question, “What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?”

The entertaining new ride features original voice talent from The Secret Life of Pets films who will unleash their animal instincts to reprise their roles for this exciting theme park attraction. The talent and their alter egos include Patton Oswalt as Max, Kevin Hart as Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as Duke, Jenny Slate as Gidget, Tiffany Haddish as Daisy, Lake Bell as Chloe, Dana Carvey as Pops, Chris Renaud as Norman, Hannibal Buress as Buddy, Bobby Moynihan as Mel, and Jessica DiCicco as Princess.

“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” is a heartfelt experience that transforms guests into stray puppies as they journey to become loved and adopted. After all, adoption day is the ultimate rite of passage for every domesticated animal and, as such, the perfect theme of this engaging new ride as these beloved puppies find their forever homes.

Combining 64 technologically-advanced animated figures, “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” invites guests to meet some of their favorite characters from the movies, who themselves have transformed into dimensional beings. From blinking eyes to eye and eyebrow movements, from head tilts to head nods, from moving mouths to smiles, from ear curls to lip curls, from full torso twists to physically walking, the depth of mobility and function programmed within each of these loveable characters creates an experience unlike any other theme park ride. With the addition of hyper-realistic media and projection mapping, this impressive new ride is designed to fully immerse guests in a dynamic New York City landscape. Seated within ride vehicles that resemble cardboard boxes—reminiscent of where Katie first finds her beloved Max as a puppy—guests will travel along a track towards the Pet Adoption event and the ultimate happy ending: forever homes. The ride will feature state-of-the-art optical enhanced gesture-tracking technology, which helps to identify each guest as a unique stray puppy for the duration of the ride. With an option to be transformed into one of 15 stray puppies, guests will enjoy a unique experience each time they ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Virtual Line technology is another component of the experience, designed to help guests maximize their leisure time at the theme park. Guests can access Virtual Line via the official Universal Studios Hollywood app, available for free in the App Store and on Google Play or they can visit the Virtual Line kiosk located in the New York City subway station, situated adjacent to the ride. Both provide guests with options to experience the ride based on the next available times and will be available to guests within the theme park as needed. Virtual Line complements the ride’s non-traditional queue which invites guests to explore the area at their leisure and freely roam the ride’s corridors—reminiscent of Katie’s NYC apartment building—explore dachshund Buddy’s apartment, Snowball owner Molly’s living room as well as Max and Duke’s apartment, until they reach the ride’s boarding station.

“The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” will be located on Pets Place, previously referred to as Baker Street, and adjacent to the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” attractions.

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens At Disneyland On January 17, Here Is What You Need To Know

When Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens at the Disneyland Resort on January 17, you will be able to ride one of the most ambitious, advanced and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering. 

If you plan on  visiting Disneyland and riding this brand new ride, here is what you need to know before heading to the park.

First, download the official Disneyland mobile app

The Disneyland app allows you to navigate that land and even utilize the mobile ordering feature at select dining locations when you are in the land. Be sure to download before you go!

Starting January 17, a virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be implemented to help deliver the best possible guest experience, allowing guests to explore other areas of the park while waiting for their turn to ride. The Disneyland app will have a dedicated module, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – Access by Boarding Group, available from the main page. 

Here’s how it will work:

Request to join a boarding group to ride the attraction, once you have entered Disneyland park. The virtual queue will not be available until published park opening hours.

Boarding groups will be sent a push notification when it is their turn to enter the attraction queue and you can monitor status of boarding groups from the app.

There also will be the ability to join a boarding group from select locations inside Disneyland park, if you are not using the app. The boarding group is tied to admission that will be scanned upon entry of the attraction.

Signage throughout the park will also display boarding group status.

Admission into Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will be subject to capacity, and having an assigned boarding group will not guarantee entrance to the attraction.

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Disneyland Is Now Offering A Light-Up Millennium Falcon Popcorn Bucket

Star Wars fans, Disneyland is now offering a Millennium Falcon popcorn bucket! The souvenir collectible is available at the Tomorrowland popcorn stand filled with popcorn ($27) or at Tomorrowland’s Galactic Grill quick-service restaurant filled with french fries ($25).

The large 18-inch-long Falcon bucket comes with a handy carrying strap and the rear engines actually light up on the back half of the replica ship. The roof flips open to reveal space for the popcorn or fries. 

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