Disneyland has recently introduced its newest land at Disney’s California Adventure. Avengers Campus features some of the most popular Marvel characters and superheroes in recent years in an immersive land offering attractions, food, and entertainment.
Because it’s so popular, you’ll want to be prepared in advance for your Avengers Campus visit. Read our guide to Avengers Campus to learn what to expect and how to plan your trip.
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Guide to the Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Adventure at Disneyland
Avengers Campus is located in Disneyland at Disney’s California Adventure. To access the land, you’ll need valid park admission and a park reservation – or a park reservation to Disneyland Park with the park hopper option on your ticket. It’s best to purchase your tickets well in advance so you can secure the park reservation ASAP. Another Avengers Campus recently opened at Disneyland Paris (at Walt Disney Studios Park), with one also planned for Hong Kong Disneyland theme park.
To access showtimes, character greeting opportunities, Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane, and mobile ordering, you’ll need to have the Disneyland app loaded on your phone. You’ll want to make sure that you have your tickets loaded into your account before you go so that you’ll be ready to enjoy the parks. I also recommend carrying around a fully charged portable charger for your phone because you won’t want to run out of battery power.
Attractions at Avengers Campus
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: BREAKOUT!
This well-loved attraction is at the very end of Avengers Campus. It was located in the parks before Avengers Campus was built – originally as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. In 2017, the building and ride mechanics stayed, but the theme was changed from a Twilight Zone theme to a Guardians of the Galaxy theme. Even though the Guardians of the Galaxy aren’t technically Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: BREAKOUT! is part of Avengers Campus.
The ride offers both a standby line and a lightning lane. If you’ve purchased the Genie+ upgrade, you can save time by reserving lightning lane admission. Once you enter the main building, you’ll be directed to a preshow where you’ll learn that Taneleer Tivan has “collected” the Guardians of the Galaxy and are eager to showcase them to his guests. Rocket Raccoon, however, has a plan that he’ll let you in on as you watch the preshow.
The actual ride takes place in the elevator vehicle, and once it gets started, you won’t know if you are going up or down. This ride (and its counterpart at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror) has always been one of my favorites. It’s such a unique feeling – a little scary but a lot of fun.
Guests must be at least 40 inches to ride. The movement can be a little scary, but the actual theme of this one isn’t frightening.
WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure
Brand-new with the opening of Avengers Campus is WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. In this new attraction, you’ll start with an open house tour of the WEB Workshop, hosted by Peter Parker himself. When the Spider-Bots start replicating out of control, you’ll be asked to board a WEB slinger ride vehicle to help Spiderman battle them.
While this ride is similar in theory to Toy Story Midway Mania, you’ll utilize your hands as web slingers to fight the bots. The ride vehicle fits four across and it glides around the building. It’s a lot of fun, and after one round of battling the bots and competing against your family/friends, you’ll want to immediately ride again.
WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure offers an individual lightning lane, a standby lane, and a single rider line. At this time, you can’t use Genie+ on it – so if you want to use the lightning lane, you’ll have to purchase an individual lightning lane. Prices for this vary, depending on demand for the day. You can purchase them as soon as you enter the park for the day.
The single rider line is a nice option to (usually) have a shorter wait. However, you won’t be riding (and therefore competing) with people that you know. While this ride initially opened utilizing the virtual queue, this is no longer the case.
Dining at Avengers Campus
There aren’t any table service restaurants available at Avengers Campus, but there are still are some dining options with an Avengers twist. On our last day at Disneyland, we decided to get lunch and some drinks at Pym Test Kitchen and Pym Testing Lab.
Pym Test Kitchen and Pym Testing Lab
You can get food and beverages at the Pym Test Kitchen and Pym Testing Lab. The Pym Testing Lab is an outdoor bar offering snacks, nonalcoholic drinks, beers, beer cocktails, and regular cocktails. My son loved his Popping Particle Punch, a nonalcoholic, carbonated drink with flavor bursts (similar to Pop Rocks). You can also purchase a separate Pym particle capsule to light up your drink with either red or blue.
Adjacent to the lab is the Pym Test Kitchen, a quick service restaurant. It was really crowded during our visit, so we decided to eat a little earlier than the traditional lunchtime. There are tables located around the kitchen and the lab, as well as overflow seating. Despite that, it can still be challenging to find a seat during the peak lunch hour.
My son really enjoyed his lunch – a PB3 Superb Sandwich, featuring PB3, jelly, banana, and candied bacon, with tater tots and a tiny banana smoothie. I opted for the Pym-ini Sandwich, and while it was small, it was the perfect size for a lunch. The menu also features an Impossible™ entree, great for a vegetarian.
Although we didn’t order it, we did see many guests eating the Quantum Pretzel. It looked like a great snack that the whole family can share.
We utilized mobile ordering for both. It’s the perfect way to skip the lines. We found a place in the shade to sit and waited to be alerted that our orders were ready.
Other dining options
There are other casual dining options located around Avengers Campus. These include two different Shawarma Palace kiosks, as well as the Terran Treats food cart, offering churro raspberry swirls and a cream puff with raspberry cheesecake.
Entertainment at Avengers Campus
The big highlight of the Avengers Campus is the Amazing Spider-Man Stunt Show, which takes place right over one of the buildings on campus. Showtimes are displayed in your Disneyland app, and cast members will guide you to the areas where you can stand to watch.
The Amazing Spider-Man show features a robotic, life-life Spiderman, who showcases the various stunts the suit can perform. It’s a quick show, but definitely worth seeing.
There’s also Doctor Strange’s Ancient Sanctum area, featuring the Orb of Cagliostro. Showtimes featuring Dr. Strange can be found in the Disneyland app.
Avengers Campus also features character meet and greets. Characters include:
- Iron Man
- Mighty Thor
- Scarlet Witch
- Black Panther
- Captain Marvel
- Black Widow
- Doctor Strange
- The Wasp
- The Guardians of the Galaxy
- Captain America
We saw characters both on the ground at Avengers Campus in a traditional meet and greet, as well as on the balcony of Avengers Headquarters, looking down at the crowd.
Shopping at Avengers Campus
Of course, you won’t want to leave Avengers Campus without a souvenir of your visit. There are several kiosks and shops featuring Avengers-themed merchandise. The Collector’s Warehouse and WEB Suppliers are the two main stores, but there are also merchandise kiosks.
Popular souvenirs during our visit seemed to be the WEB (Worldwide Engineering Brigade) t-shirts and the robotic Spider-Bots. Those would be a great gift for any Marvel fan.
Tips for Visiting Avengers Campus
We saw lots of crowds at Avengers Campus during our July visit, but we were able to do everything that we wanted. There are a few things you can do to maximize your visit.
First, you’ll want to make sure you have the app up to date on your phone. That will provide you with the most up-to-date information regarding times and locations, as well as allow you access to the Disney Genie, Genie+, and mobile ordering. If you are planning to use Genie+, you’ll need to purchase it after you scan your ticket for the day.
The easiest way to ride WEB SLINGERS without a long wait is to purchase an individual lightning lane. However, arriving first thing in the morning is another option – we found that the standby lines never really got unbearable. The single rider line is also an option but you won’t be able to compete against your own friends/family.
Mission: BREAKOUT! offers a lightning lane that can be reserved through Genie+. This is the most efficient way to ride, although you can also wait in the standby line. While there are other, more popular rides at Disney’s California Adventure, this one does still attract many riders. So, earlier can be best for limiting crowds.
Arriving at rope drop? You’ll find that most guests are either headed to Avengers Campus or to Cars Land. Despite that, you can still save time in queues by arriving at the park opening.
If you are interested in eating a quick service meal at Pym Test Kitchen or want to get a drink at Pym Testing Lab, you can save time by utilizing mobile ordering. Seats can be at a premium – we found that getting lunch early was a great way to avoid the crowds at lunch.
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