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Avengers Campus - Reactions / Reviews

denyuntilcaught

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Mermaids - ocean. Cars - Route 66.

And monsters are still in Hollywood. For now.

It’s like Iger announced “I demand we shoehorn this IP we just bought into the parks somehow”. This is like opening Avland without FOP. But with more restaurants. In the Magic Kingdom.

At least Paris still has an E for it.
This is a stretch by all means, but I always saw Avengers Campus as harking back to some of the most renowned college campuses in California (Stanford, USC).

Though I know that's just me doing WDI's work for them.
 

lazyboy97o

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I haven't been on it yet, but being a 44 year old from an earlier era of theme park attractions, I'd probably say it's only okay as well. Let's wait and see what the reaction from the 12 and under crowd is.

(Cue "Walt wanted the whole family to enjoy the rides" in 3.. 2.. 1..)

(Prep "Little kids can't ride IOA Spider-Man" response in 9.. 8.. 7..)
Four year olds no longer qualify as little kids?
 

britain

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Sure, if you ignore that four year olds can ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and children any younger are not really going to be able to actually participate in WEB Slingers.
Just like how younger children are not really able to participate in buzz lightyear? In Pirates of the Caribbean? In jungle Cruise? In peter pan? In mansion? small world?

Would any of those rides be better if they had a height requirement on them?
 

jagiord1

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So has there been any mention or update on the second ride that was supposed to coming? The one that claimed it would take you to the middle of a battle in Wakanda? Is this still happening?
 

mickEblu

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I’m not into Meet n Greets or a huge Marvel fan so this land definitely is not aimed at me. Looks like I’ll only be stopping by regularly for Shawarma and a ride on a pre Chapek ride system - GOTG.

I’ll reserve final judgment until I see it in person but looks like my not so bold prediction of Avengers Campus being the second worst land in DCA was right.
 
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el_super

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I'll stick with the "they should be embarrassed" - because, in my opinion, it's a screen-based Spiderman ride that was done much, much better more than two decades ago by another company. Flailing your arms about while stationary most of the time, in pretty generic looking video scenes, versus the fast-paced adventure through a comic book city brought to life, with iconic villains, exciting scenes, and real effects added.

Again: It's an interactive attraction and you are not fairly reviewing the interactivity by watching a video of it.

The reason these rides work, and keep getting added to parks, is that they encourage communication and dialogue between members of a family or party in a way that is mostly lacking in the modern world. They are providing family entertainment.

Watching a video on YouTube and then complaining that the sets don't look right, the video looks cheap, the music sounds off, or that it just looks boring, missing the entire point of the attraction. You'd be better off reviewing a movie you hadn't seen.


The 5th Dimension room is when you're transitioning into the Twilight Zone as opposed to just observing it in the other scenes. Then boom, you're in the new Twilight Zone elevator shaft. In DCA's ToT, you're in the TZ while also observing it. That's a bit lazy.

Wouldn't you have to be in the Twilight Zone the entire time, in order to believe that this hotel, abandoned for years, is still powered up and playing music?
 

raven24

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This is a stretch by all means, but I always saw Avengers Campus as harking back to some of the most renowned college campuses in California (Stanford, USC).

Though I know that's just me doing WDI's work for them.
I haven’t been to Avengers Campus yet, but as a USC alumna and someone who’s visited Stanford, based on the photos alone, Avengers Campus looks nothing like either and doesn’t seem inspired by either.

It looks more like a community college. USC/Stanford or community college, the placement of Avenger’s Campus in DCA is definitely a stretch.
 

The Aracuan Bird

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It being an “interactive attraction” or “targeted at kids” isn’t really an excuse for the incredibly poor quality of creative direction. Where are the Spider-Man villains and characters? Where are the cool set pieces?

Why are they putting guests through a screen target practice in CG recreations of the existing land? There are no interesting set pieces, characters, story, or environments. The entire emphasis is placed on the web gimmick. That’s not strong enough to carry an entire Spider-Man attraction.
 

waltography

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This is a stretch by all means, but I always saw Avengers Campus as harking back to some of the most renowned college campuses in California (Stanford, USC).

Though I know that's just me doing WDI's work for them.

I haven’t been to Avengers Campus yet, but as a USC alumna and someone who’s visited Stanford, based on the photos alone, Avengers Campus looks nothing like either and doesn’t seem inspired by either.

It looks more like a community college. USC/Stanford or community college, the placement of Avenger’s Campus in DCA is definitely a stretch.
Stanford alum here and can also confirm that it doesn't really look like anything on campus. If this is true, my best guess is that they were inspired by our Art History building and mixed it with our engineering quad (but that's a huge stretch imo).

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CaptinEO

Well-Known Member
It being an “interactive attraction” or “targeted at kids” isn’t really an excuse for the incredibly poor quality of creative direction. Where are the Spider-Man villains and characters? Where are the cool set pieces?

Why are they putting guests through a screen target practice in CG recreations of the existing land? There are no interesting set pieces, characters, story, or environments. The entire emphasis is placed on the web gimmick. That’s not strong enough to carry an entire Spider-Man attraction.
I was secretly holding out hope that the training would be interrupted and youd have to actually fight the many cool spider man villians.
 

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