Hot on the heels of the release of Avengers: Endgame, as well as the trailer for Spiderman: Far From Home, Disney parks have announced that the first phase of their Marvel themed lands will be opening sooner than originally anticipated.
As in, next year!
As if they weren't busy enough with the upcoming opening of Star Wars Land aka Galaxy's Edge, Disney is already looking ahead to it's next park expansion!
At the Disneyland Resort, it will be taking over the old A Bug's Land area in California Adventure, which the back side of conveniently opens/ends at the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! ride. (RIP The Tower.) At the Disneyland Paris Resort it will be housed in their Walt Disney Studios park.
Construction walls have been up for a while (cleverly emblazoned with the Stark Industries logo to fit the theme) but other than everything being torn down and taken away, not much is visible.
Not a ton of details have been released, but we do know that the major attraction for this land will be Spiderman themed.
Which speaking of....
The blue prints for the ride also leaked! These are (technically)for the ride that will be opening at Disneyland Paris but leakers have confirmed that it is the exact same model that will be used for the Disneyland iteration:
We also finally got a better ride description! Sounds like it's gonna be very similar to the Toy Story Midway Mania ride
Actually this source came through with even more details about the land!:
The article's point out that the ride more than likely won't be up and running when the land first opens. That now seems to be how they plan on doing things going forward (the whole "Phase 1, 2, 3, etc" talk) as the case will be similar for Star Wars Land/Galaxy's Edge (at opening only 1 of the 2 attractions will be up and running. The second one will be opening in September.)
No exact date has been set yet, but OP's theory (based on a life spent at Disneyland) is that it will most likely open roughly for Memorial Weekend as that is the start of the Summer at the parks which would mean it would open almost exactly a year after Star Wars Land. Other options could be July~ish for Disneyland's birthday, or maybe September~ish to tide people over until Christmastime. But who can never be sure!
Personal Note: I'm actually kinda surprised. I walk by this area frequently and it doesn't seem like much more than tearing down has been done, but it's pretty hard to see anything there anyways, there isn't anywhere in the parks high enough to get a view behind the walls. It will be interesting to see once the construction shifts from SWL to this!
Second Personal Note: I really hope they get Tom to do all of the Spidey voice over stuff for the ride/park!
Third Personal Note: For the love of the Gods PLEASE bring back the Asgardian throne room photo op!!! It was so awesome and oppulent!