​Disneyland Paris Unveils First Look At New Marvel Themed Area

Disneyland Paris has teased a new image of what we can expect from the new Marvel-themed area at the Walt Disney Studios Park when it opens next year.

For the recently-announced area, the resort will be bringing some of our favourite Marvel icons to life as part of a €2 billion (£1.7bn), multi-year expansion plan, which Chief Executive Robert Iger revealed earlier this year.

"We're very excited about the future of Disneyland Paris and continue to invest in its long-term success," said Iger.

"The resort is already the leading tourist destination in Europe, and the transformative expansion we announced today will add even more of our beloved characters and unparalleled storytelling to create new lands, attractions and entertainment that further elevate the guest experience and drive new opportunities for tourism in this dynamic region."

We see you, Spidey! Credit: Disney
We see you, Spidey! Credit: Disney

A post on the Disneyland Paris News site said the area will mark the 'first step in the transformation of Walt Disney Studios Park, and will include a roller coaster and a live stage production.

"One of the park's areas will be completely transformed, giving the Marvel Super Heroes a permanent presence at Disneyland Paris," the post explained.

"With legendary storytelling, even more action and adventure using innovative technology, and both indoor and outdoor shows and entertainment, this authentic experience will cement Walt Disney Studios Park as a must-do for all guests."

Along with the Marvel area, which will be feature superheroes such as Spider-Man and the Hulk, the park will also get new areas based on Disney's animated film Frozen and Star Wars.

The post continued: "With three new areas based on Marvel, Frozen and Star Wars, along with multiple new attractions and live entertainment experiences, this ambitious development will bring to life some of the world-renowned stories and iconic characters of these popular franchises."

Outside of France, Disney's Hotel New York will also be reimagined as Disney's Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel in 2020, becoming the first Disney hotel to 'showcase and celebrate the history and new exciting ways to explore the visual world of Marvel'.

Looks like our obsession with all things Marvel will only continue to grow bigger and bigger - especially with the forthcoming Avengers: Endgame flick, which FINALLY dropped its trailer the other day. Oh, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is due to be released on 5 July 2019. Don't ever stop spoiling us, Marvel...

Featured Image Credit: Disney

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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