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Forgotten Disney Attraction Likely to Remain Abandoned Until Marvel Takeover

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding, and with it comes the revolution of Disney Parks, better fitting the superhero theme set by Kevin Feige and more. With Avengers Campus expanding, one forgotten Disney attraction might become a new Marvel experience for fans.

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The Disneyland Resort is booming with Avengers Campus after the 2022 D23 Expo shared a sneak peek into the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and more.

With a life-size Professor Hulk making his debut at Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Imagineering finally shining some light on the second Marvel e-ticket attraction coming to the land (with a “King Thanos” cracking open the Multiverse!), it’s evident that the Mouse House is aiming to expand Iron Man and Black Panther past the current boarders of Avengers Campus.

Frozen Live Show at Disney California Adventure

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While DCA is laid victim to a mismatch of theming — given that the “California Adventure” aspect of the Parks’ title is quickly being replaced by intellectual property — every Disney fan and Marvel fan is aware that the Avengers are going to take over the Park adjacent to Disneyland.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the infamous Hyperion Theater located at the end of Sunset Boulevard in Disney California Adventure has kept its doors shuttered while the surrounding land finds a new light. Disney fans know the struggle of Disney Parks ushering in classic live entertainment as the pandemic subsides, especially with a show like Frozen Live.

Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater

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With a lack of announcements regarding the Hyperion Theater and live entertainment at the Disneyland Resort (will Mickey’s Magical Map ever return?), it’s clear that the Mouse House is either regaining the army necessary to put on the production or aiming to repurpose the building.

Pointing towards the D23 Expo Lucasfilm/Marvel panel with Kevin Feige, every Marvel fan was stunned to see that the Rogers: The Musical is actually real. Not only was the show fabricated for the Hawkeye streaming series, but brought to life for a live audience in Anaheim, California.

Could Rogers: The Musical be a permanent addition to Disney California Adventure?

Rogers: The Musical in 'Hawkeye

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While not every Disney Parks fan might not be on board with a Rogers: The Musical replacing Frozen Live (which replaced the beloved Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular), it’s clear that Walt Disney Imagineering is aiming to grow Avengers Campus and begin bleeding into the current Hollywood Boulevard district (featuring Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, Award Wieners, Animation Academy, and more).

Nonetheless, with Rogers: The Musical taking a comedic twist on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this Broadway show could be the perfect satire that introduces more audiences to the Marvel collection.

Hawkeye Rogers: The Musical

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Though the Frozen franchise is still incredibly relevant, and a growing number of fans are calling for a Frozen 3, the future of Disney California Adventure might very well be Marvel.

For all fans know, Disney could be already cooking up the next great live performance for the Hyperion Theater. Or, perhaps they’re keeping the show building vacant to continue the extended dining area for Pym’s Test Kitchen to inhabit the Hyperion’s queueing area.

Quinjet at Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure

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With an Avengers-themed live show at the Parks, hypothetically speaking, Guests could encounter a new twist on the Marvel Universe like never before.

Taking the comedic elements from previous entertainment offerings, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes could be picked apart on stage while they fight Loki and intergalactic crime in song. Giving off-the-cuff remarks and sly jokes to the likes of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner would excite Marvel fans.

Avengers Campus Entrance at Disney California Adventure

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Given that Marvel Studios made Rogers: The Musical an actual production very well, it’s clear that pulling off a Marvel-themed live show retelling the events of Avengers (2012) or even a recap of Phase One through Phase Three would bring new light to California Adventure.

Depending on the success of this new entertainment option, the Walt Disney World Resort could begin looking into adding Rogers: The Musical to one of their four theme parks (considering that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind doesn’t disqualify East Coast Marvel additions).

Spider-Man at Avengers Campus

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While no news regarding the future of the Hyperion Theater and Frozen Live has made any headway on the future of Disney California Adventure, fans shouldn’t entirely check a Marvel-themed show off the list as the MCU only grows larger with each new feature film.

The Marvel Universe is becoming much more than iconic characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson).

Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man Avenger is leading the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Kate Bishop, Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more — especially with his next Spider-Man trilogy that’s currently in the works.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s and may not reflect the sentiments of Disney Fanatic as a whole.

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