Marvel at DLP

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by WelshPrince, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. WelshPrince

    WelshPrince Earning My Ears

    Jan 29, 2014
    Took this off Dedicated to DLP,

    Our friends over at*DLRP Express*this morning posted news of a rumour that Marvel superhero Spider-Man will have his own photo location in Walt Disney Studios from mid March until mid July. It will be in place of the old Annual Passport office next to the Blockbuster Cafe, which currently has some Iron Man themimg.

    Great news! That was my first impression on hearing this and is still my opinion now. Marvel is a huge brand across the world and the recent acquisition of its characters by The Walt Disney Company opens up a myriad of opportunities, especially in the Parks. With the introduction of the Princess Pavilion and Duffy recently, the focus seems to be on characters for girls. That’s not to say boys don’t like Princesses, but as the father of a young boy, I can assure they are not arguing in the playground over who gets to be Cinderella! Spider-Man on the other hand is hugely popular, as is Iron Man, Hulk and Thor. It’s great to see something that can be marketed towards older boys, of which they seem to concentrate very little of their marketing. It’s not like marvel characters are hjoust for boys though, girls/women love them too – it’s a positive move for everyone.

    Walt Disney Studios is the perfect location, especially given that the second Amazing Spider-Man film comes out this year, though not by Disney. Disney themselves have their own Marvel superhero film*Big Hero 6coming out towards the end of 2014, so superheroes is definitely the right thing for Disneyland Paris to be focusing on. I just hope it’s the start of more Marvel characters coming to Disneyland Paris, maybe even in a Marvel variation of the Princess Pavilion as we discussed on the podcast a few episodes ago, and*DLP Townsquare*suggested too. They could even go very obscure and bring in little known Marvel character Captain France, though probably not!

    Some might say that Marvel characters are not really Disney, even though they are now actually owned by Disney. But if we think that way then that would mean no Star Wars, no Muppets, and no Indiana Jones in the parks. Let us not forget that characters like Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh are not Disney originally, and nor are most of their other film characters and stories. This is a wise move to capitalise on a what is a hugely successful genre of films and comics and has been for decades. Now there will be character meet and greets that everyone in the family can get excited about.

    What will happen in mid July we don’t know. Maybe a new character will take over the photo location or maybe it will close down so all attention can be focused on the new Ratatouille ride. I for one hope the Marvel photo location stays populated for many years to come, and is just the start on the road to a marvel land in Disneyland Paris.

    Great news if true and hopefully there will be more characters appearing in the future.
  2. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

    Feb 20, 2013
    I would expect more and more marvel to start appearing at the foreign parks. Disneyland has had some successful marvel meet and greats and now run Disney has added a marvel avengers half marathon for the end of the year. Of course we all know that marvel can't come to WDW. Marvel will continue to grow in the parks. Also Hong Kong Disney is getting a new iron man ride and I would expect the new Shanghai Disney to receive some marvel things as well once that opens.
  3. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
  4. markster

    markster Earning My Ears

    Feb 9, 2010
    Wish this was true as it's almost just a train away from us! :thumbsup2
  5. Figmentforever24

    Figmentforever24 DIS Veteran

    Feb 25, 2014
    What they really need is a Spider-Man ride like the one at IOA. Could you imagine what a ride like that would do for WDS?!

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