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Avengers Campus - Reactions / Reviews

chadwpalm

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In the Parks
No
So Star Wars Land has been open almost 3 years now and still has the same small amount of entertainment as opening day, yet AC gets regular newly added characters and shows.
Not true. There was CM playing some Star Warsy type card game with guests last week near the market.

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Sailor310

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I love all the Life Day/Christmas decorations in GE!.....oh, that's right. There aren't any! Same dead, cold place as always.

That being said, I like some of the food. Loved RotR the one time I grabbed a boarding group. My friends can't be bothered going back.
 

TP2000

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All things considered, it's a nice little show. It's super cheesy and stupid, but I like that it's not taking itself super seriously like the Taskmaster stunt show because the fight choreography is hard to take seriously.

I do hope they take this show as a cue to start decorating Avengers Campus properly so that the Christmas decor doesn't look super cheap.

I know. It's just... I don't get it. Which is why I mostly stay out of this thread. I have no idea who all these superhero cartoon guys are, nor do I really care. I am clearly not the target audience for this new land. I could not care less. It's part of the reason why I didn't buy a Magic Key.

That's kinda rude. How do you know he's White?

Oh, God bless you! I needed that! 🤣

To be honest, I was just happy to see that my fading Gaydar still works on YouTube videos.

Nothing says Christmas liking beating up bad guys with a candy cane! :p

No kidding. Again, I don't get it.

If someone could just tell me that the kids get it and it's all super popular and wildly successful, I'll be fine and just keep walking towards Cars Land instead of this Marvel Land thing.
 

J4546

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I like it, using AC as a massive stage for multiple shows and characters walking around is awesome imo. Cant wait for phase 2!
 

waltography

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I know. It's just... I don't get it. Which is why I mostly stay out of this thread. I have no idea who all these superhero cartoon guys are, nor do I really care. I am clearly not the target audience for this new land. I could not care less. It's part of the reason why I didn't buy a Magic Key.
Lucky you! I've still got to keep up my monthly visits to break even on this cursed Dream Key and so I've got to find the silver lining somewhere. 😂
 

90s

Active Member
Yeah AC has a counter restaurant, a TSMM clone, and some shows. Ofc it’s gonna need more shows to give it something worth while
 

josh2000

Active Member
If someone could just tell me that the kids get it and it's all super popular and wildly successful, I'll be fine and just keep walking towards Cars Land instead of this Marvel Land thing.
The kids get it. The MCU is the most successful franchise of all time. The characters are beloved by millions around the world. Marvel Superheroes are a big draw for Disneyland Resort
 

TP2000

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The kids get it. The MCU is the most successful franchise of all time. The characters are beloved by millions around the world. Marvel Superheroes are a big draw for Disneyland Resort

I believe you.

But I'm also reminded that's exactly what people said about Star Wars circa 2015.

Styles change. Things change. Even the kids change.

And that's without Burbank somehow screwing it all up. See: Star Wars, Muppets, Pixar. Add in Duffy, Pins, Beanie Babies and Pogs while we're at it.
 
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amjt660

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Still doesn’t justify it or explain at the least why we haven’t gotten a Grogu/Mando thing at GE
I am a SW fan - but not a super fan so do not take me to task on this one.

My understanding (from one visit to DLR in 2019) is that SWGE is set in the time of the First Order
Kylo , Rey, Fin, Poe , BB8 etc

So you will not see Darth Vader, young Luke or Lei, or Obi-wan

In the same light Grogu and Mando are after Episode 6 but before the First Order - so it is not clear if they would still be around in SWGE time frame - well Grogu could be since he can live a long life (like Yoda) but I doubt Mando would still be alive.

Fixing Galaxy Edge in a defined time is one of my hang ups with it.

I am old enough to say I went to the movie theatre and saw New Hope when it came out in 1977
I wanted a Star Wars area of the parks that was able to show everything - not just the last 3 movie content

Just my 2 cents

Max
 

amjt660

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I believe you.

But I'm also reminded that's exactly what people said about Star Wars circa 2015.

Styles change. Things change. Even the kids change.

And that's without Burbank somehow screwing it all up. See: Star Wars, Muppets, Pixar. Add in Duffy, Pins, Beanie Babies and Pogs while we're at it.

I think the question here is whether Marvel (and Avengers campus in particular) has the ability to reach the magical level of "timelessness" that we associate with other Disney IP's.

I do not have the answer - no one does.

Mickey Mouse is thought to be timeless - created in 1928 - continuously evolving in form and style to this day.

Star Wars was timeless at one point in my life - then Jar Jar showed up - but it recovered - then Episode 9 came out - but it recovered for me with Mandalorian and baby Yoda/Grogu (and Ahsoka - she rocks)

Marvel has been around for decades - the MCU has been going strong since Iron Man in 2008 - will it be sustainable? timeless?

Only time will tell...

(Not to be too corny (ok - just a bit))


Max
 

CaptinEO

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I believe you.

But I'm also reminded that's exactly what people said about Star Wars circa 2015.

Styles change. Things change. Even the kids change.

And that's without Burbank somehow screwing it all up. See: Star Wars, Muppets, Pixar. Add in Duffy, Pins, Beanie Babies and Pogs while we're at it.
It's amazing how Disney makes great attractions for other franchises, but only when they don't own them.

Indiana Jones, Star Tours, Pandora, all collaborations done with the story creators.

Yet Disney makes a whole "Star Wars Land" as big as 1/3rd of Disneyland, and it feels almost nothing like Star Wars, like a bad knock off.

To be honest I miss the days when Disney had one brand and one image, they made fairy tale films, theme parks, and family entertainment.

Comic Book Heros and Star Wars have nothing to do with Disneyland IMO.

When I got my first AP in 2014 classmates and coworkers called me a weirdo for going to Disneyland without kids.

Now it seems Disneyland wants the adult/teen crowd with their focus on Marvel and Star Wars. I don't get it at all. I liked the parks and the brand for what it was before.
 

josh2000

Active Member
When I got my first AP in 2014 classmates and coworkers called me a weirdo for going to Disneyland without kids.

Now it seems Disneyland wants the adult/teen crowd with their focus on Marvel and Star Wars.
I think you are spot on with this. Disney is trying to broaden the audience, and it seems to be working to some degree. I am 21, and I can personally think of people my age who never had even a passing interest in going to a Disney park until they saw Galaxy's Edge or Avengers Campus. Specifically, footage of Rise of the Resistance and the Spider-Man stuntronic were huge on social media and generated a lot of new interest from young people who aren't your typical Disney park visitors. Everything I've said is all anecdotal of course so take it with a grain of salt.
 

CaptinEO

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I think you are spot on with this. Disney is trying to broaden the audience, and it seems to be working to some degree. I am 21, and I can personally think of people my age who never had even a passing interest in going to a Disney park until they saw Galaxy's Edge or Avengers Campus. Specifically, footage of Rise of the Resistance and the Spider-Man stuntronic were huge on social media and generated a lot of new interest from young people who aren't your typical Disney park visitors. Everything I've said is all anecdotal of course so take it with a grain of salt.
Good point and I am not saying Disney is wrong for doing this. Family demographics are only worth so much vs younger crowd with some disposable income.
 

Mousertainment

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I think the question here is whether Marvel (and Avengers campus in particular) has the ability to reach the magical level of "timelessness" that we associate with other Disney IP's.
The Sanctum at night with the glowing lights that change colors, the music playing all around, and the Orb of Cagliostro sparkling nearby are as top notch examples of Imagineering beauty as anything in the Resort. If I saw that area as a kid, I'd be awestruck (and probably looking for fairies or wizards to appear there).

You don't have to know anything about Marvel, the Avengers, Doctor Strange or multiverses to find that small corner absolutely enchanting. I will gladly argue that that corner of the Campus and Cars Land (day or night) are the two places in DCA that are as high quality placemaking as anything at DL in their presentation.

I have sat in the Sanctum at night just looking up at the lights and smiling with pleasure at the beauty of it all. (Cars Land, too, for that matter. That place is just joyous.)

I also think the Quinjet looks damn cool day or night.

As for the rest of the Campus, I won't try to defend it as magical or timeless, but it definitely looks better at night. :)

But I'd've certainly rather had Asgard as the land and the Sanctum as the Tower even if it didn't make sense in "California". I still miss the Asgard throne room visit from Super Hero HQ in Tomorrowland!
 

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