Will theme park goers soon be able to hang out with Marvel characters at Walt Disney World?
Marvel fans amongst us seeking a comic fix on a theme park holiday automatically know where to go to hang out with the likes of Spider-Man and Wolverine. We head to Islands of Adventure’s Marvel Superhero Land and brush shoulders with the many Marvel characters that have found their home here. We brave spine tingling comic inspired rides like The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Dr Dooms Fearfall and walk through the island surrounded by Marvel facades and comic movie music.
We would never think of purchasing Disney tickets
to gain a Marvel Superhero experience, but it could be that this is due to change. In 2009 the Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment Inc, however thus far the presence of the Marvel characters doesn’t go much beyond some Marvel merchandise on sale in a Disney park’s souvenir shops. “It’s our hope that in a few places around the world, Marvel characters will appear either in attractions or lands or in some form to provide entertainment, like our Disney characters do," said the Walt Disney Company’s President and CEO Bob Iger.
Although nothing concrete has been confirmed just yet, Iger revealed that Disney have been working on concepts to integrate the Marvel characters into the Disney experience.