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Avengers Campus - Reactions / Reviews

MisterPenguin

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I was hosting a barbecue once and some 30 year old kid tried to make fun of me for calling them The Supremes, instead of just Supremes.

He was quietly led into my den and forced to look at every single LP record I have by The Supremes while I gave a brief summary of each record, the hit songs from each, notable stylings and influences, and an occasional side track into the Bob Mackie designed gowns they wore on the album covers. He never tried to call them just Supremes ever again, at least not in my presence. 🧐

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MisterPenguin

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@TP2000 -- I was hosting a barbecue once and some 30 year old kid tried to make fun of me for calling them The Supremes, instead of just Supremes.

He was quietly led into my den and forced to look at every single LP record I have by The Supremes while I gave a brief summary of each record, the hit songs from each, notable stylings and influences, and an occasional side track into the Bob Mackie designed gowns they wore on the album covers. He never tried to call them just Supremes ever again, at least not in my presence.
And I bet the kid called the Broadway cast recording of Dreamgirls a soundtrack! 😲
 

dennis-in-ct

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Back on the rails ....
Is there a another E-ticket going into this area at a later date? A clone of the not yet built Hong Kong attraction? Was it a coaster? A test track or the Pandora flying theater?
 

Giss Neric

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Back on the rails ....
Is there a another E-ticket going into this area at a later date? A clone of the not yet built Hong Kong attraction? Was it a coaster? A test track or the Pandora flying theater?
Yeah it was the main Avengers ride. I don't know though if it was an indoor rollercoaster or a simulator from the teasers they did before it was cancelled (?). I personally would prefer it to be a thrill ride since since it's in DCA anyways and anything Avengers should always be action packed.

If the storytelling rollercoaster, Cosmic Rewind at Epcot, is well received then we might get something similar.
 

the_rich

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Yeah it was the main Avengers ride. I don't know though if it was an indoor rollercoaster or a simulator from the teasers they did before it was cancelled (?). I personally would prefer it to be a thrill ride since since it's in DCA anyways and anything Avengers should always be action packed.

If the storytelling rollercoaster, Cosmic Rewind at Epcot, is well received then we might get something similar.
It's supposed to a one of a kind ride using a unique ride system. I'm also under the assumption that it's only been delayed.
 

Giss Neric

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I'm surprised that it's less than one month away from Avengers Campus opening and we're not hearing any preview dates or even ride POVs of the Spiderman ride (CMs have already rode it and no buzz even on Twitter). No hype at all. It's that a sign to lower our expectations or it's just they right now are more focused on getting both parks up and running properly first?
 

britain

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I'm surprised that it's less than one month away from Avengers Campus opening and we're not hearing any preview dates or even ride POVs of the Spiderman ride (CMs have already rode it and no buzz even on Twitter). No hype at all. It's that a sign to lower our expectations or it's just they right now are more focused on getting both parks up and running properly first?

It’s probably more due to the fact that they are limited to CA residents and capacity is low. Why tell the world to book a trip to DCA now?

Plus… they probably know that Avengers Campus is, at best, a charming & fun addition, but nothing earth-shattering. DCA needs more charm and fun so that’s great! But those attributes don’t build online buzz as well as things like Velocicoaster sneak peek POVs.
 

waltography

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It’s probably more due to the fact that they are limited to CA residents and capacity is low. Why tell the world to book a trip to DCA now?

Plus… they probably know that Avengers Campus is, at best, a charming & fun addition, but nothing earth-shattering. DCA needs more charm and fun so that’s great! But those attributes don’t build online buzz as well as things like Velocicoaster sneak peek POVs.
Absolutely. As is, the opening of Avengers Campus is already set like a preview window. Two (hopefully blissful) weeks of restricted capacity for the entire park followed by a lift of capacity restrictions in California on June 15.

Now, I don't think the resort will immediately lift the capacity after June 15, but by then the land will hopefully have gotten into a groove to handle more people should they raise capacity to 40% and beyond.
 

AL2000HS

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I'm surprised that it's less than one month away from Avengers Campus opening and we're not hearing any preview dates or even ride POVs of the Spiderman ride (CMs have already rode it and no buzz even on Twitter). No hype at all. It's that a sign to lower our expectations or it's just they right now are more focused on getting both parks up and running properly first?
Only a few have gotten to ride it. they stopped that when more cms were coming back. Supposedly will start up again later this month (probably for cast previews).
 

Giss Neric

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I just hope this won't be like Galaxy's Edge again where a ride (Hagrids) overshadowed an entire land (pre-ROTR). This definitely needs more hype. Posting pictures of the land ain't enough. At least post teasers on the spidey struntronic robot or the activities in the land. All I see aside from the spidey ride and Pym Test Kitchen are a bunch of instagrammable areas.
 

TP2000

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Back on the rails ....
Is there a another E-ticket going into this area at a later date? A clone of the not yet built Hong Kong attraction? Was it a coaster? A test track or the Pandora flying theater?

Yes. There was supposed to be an E Ticket already under construction just to the southwest of Mission Breakout by now. Covid derailed that, and we don't know when construction will start. But pre-Covid, WDI even released some artwork that showed the massive ride warehouse building for the E Ticket just to the south of the existing facade that has already been built inside the land.

The big gray box in the background is the ride warehouse where this allegedly "Mega E Ticket" will reside. Mission Breakout would be to the immediate left in this image, just out of frame. Cars Land would be a bit to the right, just out of frame.

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TDA has been teasing this big new ride for years, with fits and starts and the typical sclerotic and neurotic business planning that Burbank and TDA are well known for. Most hilariously, and most failingly, TDA tried to get some "viral" buzz going on this ride during the extra-cost ticketed AP preview for Mission: Breakout back in May, 2017. During the party and preview event for Mission: Breakout they had a fake hazmat setup and a big black Chevy Suburban parked in the street where the Red Car Trolley parks, with actors pretending to be secret men in black guys trying to contain the mysterious situation going on inside a plastic hazmat tent with spooky lighting. There were flashing police lights, fog machines, creepy sound effects, the works. And for several hours during the preview party absolutely no one cared because everyone at the event was focused on the fun new Mission: Breakout, the reason they had bought tickets to the event in the first place.

Then, to rub salt in their own wound, TDA placed a weird manhole cover/hatch thing in the planter west of Mission Breakout where their fake hazmat situation had been acted out during the ticketed party. When it was finally noticed a few weeks after Mission Breakout opened, it mostly got a giant "that looks cheesy" shrug from the fandom. It didn't help that this allegedly creepy and unknown Avengers branded hatch was beautifully landscaped and surrounded by fresh mulch and young springtime landscaping by the Disneyland Horticulture department, making it look even less edgy-viral and more like sterilized corporate cheese. 🤣

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They were desperate for this thing to go viral. Desperate!

It was a giant fail of a fake viral attempt, as all pre-planned corporate attempts at "going viral" always are. :rolleyes:

That's how Marvel Land embarrassingly started in 2017. It should be interesting to see how the first phase actually turns out in 2021.
 
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J4546

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i quickly drew this up in ms paint, what the hollywood land expansion could be. Think of it as CA version of fantasyland filled with darkrides that are all in old theater facades. Sunset BLVD is now Broadway and the streets are lined with 1930s cityscape aesthetics and facade work with neon ornate theater marquees where the entrances to rides are. This quick picture also has the hyperion theater moved south a bit to make a new road and place for train maintenence building behind trolley station facade. I fit 6 smaller dark rides from old school fantasy land sized to pooh/mermaid sized and 1 major e ticket about the size of indiana jones building. Again, the entire area is themed like 1930 broadway blvd with beautiful neon theater signs. Small food option with outdoor seating as seen by green area. imagine adding 7 rides to CA in one major expansion haha.
 

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