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Avengers Campus - Reactions / Reviews

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
We'll probably never know. Joe Rhode said that Spidey was considered for the Tower revision. I wouldn't be surprised if the Spidey pendulum coaster was the proposed E-ticket, and the Antman shooter was going to replace the Bug theater. Then when the coaster was shut down, the Antman concept was revised for Spidey. (As well as given a well needed budget boost. Web Slingers looks SOO much better than what Hong Kong got!)
Did anyone mention the FoP Avengers E?
 

el_super

Well-Known Member
We'll probably never know. Joe Rhode said that Spidey was considered for the Tower revision. I wouldn't be surprised if the Spidey pendulum coaster was the proposed E-ticket, and the Antman shooter was going to replace the Bug theater. Then when the coaster was shut down, the Antman concept was revised for Spidey. (As well as given a well needed budget boost. Web Slingers looks SOO much better than what Hong Kong got!)

Oh yeah absolutely. If the choices were between Ant Man or Iron Man from Hong Kong, I'm glad we got Web Slingers instead.

That too though represents a bit of a conundrum hiding within these critical "reviews." They ended up spending money on an original attraction when they really didn't need to.
 

flynnibus

Premium Member
If this were a repurposed attraction... I'd probably give it more leaway... but as a new from scratch "addition"? Meh..

I think they skewed too 'video game' - I don't think this attraction will resonate with older audiences like TSMM which appeals to both young and old.

It's like they took TSMM and just said 'lets update and add some tweaks'. So we get some physical sets in the hallways instead of TSMM's emptiness and flats... we get something more 'on theme' for the interactive part.. and we get a expensive, but rather 'me too' preshow experience.

They better be planing on adding that other ride quick... or hope the 'dress you up as an avenger' sales are super strong.. because this certainly shouldn't anchor a land.
 

CaptinEO

Well-Known Member
So it's fair to criticize every attraction that isn't an E ticket because it could always be better?
Yes. I don't like the "ticket" classification of rides though to be honest. Every ride can and should get criticism. Nothing is perfect.

I don't care what the budget of the ride is. I'm not the Walt Disney Company.

Maters Junkyard is an awesome ride that is fun and thrilling and silly at the same time but it doesn't have a high budget.
 

el_super

Well-Known Member
Except it’s not. There’s a clone being built in France.

Yeah but they could have just built Iron Man at DCA and called it a day (waiting for the E-Ticket).

They were probably developing a next-gen midway mania for awhile before deciding to attach Spider-Man to it so I suppose it's not *entirely* original, but close enough.
 

DanielBB8

Well-Known Member
Absolutely. Both campuses capture California more than what I’m seeing in these AC photos.

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You’re right though, these styles wouldn’t match a Marvel theme too well, but maybe that’s more of a reason that they should have gone with Marvel in the park. Or they should have went with an urban, big city feel.
What about Cal Poly Pomona? Those panels look like Avengers Campus buildings.
Cal Poly Pomona.JPG
 

denyuntilcaught

Well-Known Member
Can’t disagree with any of this.

Glad we have alumni here from both schools to speak on this. Stanford’s campus is stunning.

LOL at possibly taking inspiration from one building on campus. And based on the photo you provided, it doesn’t even look like that. If they really were trying to take inspiration from USC and Stanford, they did a terrible job.

Sorry, my post wasn't written to be a calling card for Stanford alum. I was just referencing that a West Coast college campus is what I logically equate Avengers Campus to in a Hail Mary attempt to connect it to the California theme of the park. I was not suggesting that was WDI's actual intent. I have no clue what their actual intention was lol.
 

lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
Yeah but they could have just built Iron Man at DCA and called it a day (waiting for the E-Ticket).

They were probably developing a next-gen midway mania for awhile before deciding to attach Spider-Man to it so I suppose it's not *entirely* original, but close enough.
Iron Man takes place in Hong Kong, so it would have had to have all new media created. Not to mention the cost of a facility to house the simulators versus the flat floor of WEB Slingers.
 

raven24

Well-Known Member
If the point of the marvel stories are the characters and their development, then those characters should work in any setting.
Sure, but the aesthetics should at least attempt to look Californian. And this campus thing is weird. They could have designed an urban city setting, similar to Downtown Los Angeles or San Francisco. It would have made much more sense since the Marvel films tend to take place in urban cities, like New York.
What about Cal Poly Pomona? Those panels look like Avengers Campus buildings.View attachment 561690
I agree. It looks more like this.
 

mandstaft

Well-Known Member
If anything, urban is exactly the look they should have gone for, including more “trashy” graffiti murals.
Why do you think that? There are so many interesting worlds they have created for the films. Any one of these would have been more interesting.
 

el_super

Well-Known Member
It would have made much more sense since the Marvel films tend to take place in urban cities, like New York.

I think thats the conceit that needed to be challenged: that Marvel films HAVE to take on like an setting.

If Tony Stark wanted to build a west coast avengers campus, he could have easily bought a giant Hollywood mansion, an abandoned movie studio or even a dirt farm in Chowchilla.

Do they ever say where in California this abandoned auto factory is supposed to be?
 

DavidDL

Well-Known Member
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Avengers Alleyway!

Also, I'm sorry but Guardians feels as out of place as ever. Maybe it's just because I can't un-see the Tower of Terror. Maybe the brown needs to be repainted a more sleek, mechanical silver? When I think "space fortress", I guess my mind just doesn't immediately jump to Pueblo Deco/Art Deco, stucco and more "earthy" tones like brown. Paint it silver, give it some shine and suddenly, I think it would blend much more with this area and this shot.
 
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