Talking at the beginning of the now conventional Disney Legends Awards ceremony on the Anaheim confab, the clearly pumped Home of Mouse CEO informed attendees that the simply opened Avengers Campus on the theme park’s California Journey will probably be including a 3rd attraction. “The Marvel group continues to develop its Cinematic Universe, and Avengers Campus goes to develop proper together with it, Chapek stated Friday. “So at this time, I’m excited to announce that the Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Journey goes deeper into the Multiverse,” the pacing CEO added.
“To do this, we’re increasing Avengers Campus—and the guts of this new space will probably be a sensational new attraction,” former Theme Park head Chapek revealed within the first line in-person D23 since 2019. “Friends will battle alongside tremendous heroes and in opposition to villains from anyplace – and there may even be some you aren’t conscious exist, but!”
Mere minutes after the CEO made his announcement, Disney took to social media to supply a glimpse at what could also be approaching the very talked-about attraction that first opened in June 2021 and expanded this previous July.
JUST ANNOUNCED: In the course of the Legends Ceremony at #D23Expo, CEO Bob Chapek shared that Avengers Campus at Disney California Journey is increasing with a 3rd attraction with a brand-new story that can deliver company into battle alongside their favourite Tremendous Heroes. pic.twitter.com/5CBkJTJUHV
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) September 9, 2022
Promising the “greatest, most over-the-top D23 Expo ever,” Chapek additionally teased a Disney+ and extra enlargement right into a metaverse of types.
“We’re imagining a future by which Disney+ isn’t only a streaming service, however a platform for next-generation storytelling that blends the bodily and digital worlds in methods solely Disney can – one the place we are able to personalize and customise your expertise,” he acknowledged. “A future by which sports activities viewing isn’t a passive expertise, however an opportunity to be part of the motion. A future by which our theme parks break by the bodily and technological boundaries of at this time to create experiences that defy expectation and rationalization.”
“Our superb group is difficult at work creating this future,” the CEO concluded.
Although Chapek stayed very a lot within the anticipated hype mode at this time, the manager did allude to a few of cultural battles occurring on the political panorama. Talking on the qualities and values that he believes makes Disney distinctive, Chapek stated the corporate is “an escape to a world that celebrates you for precisely who you’re, and values what makes you distinctive.”
Chapek’s remarks earlier than the gang had been preceded by a video of the bearded CEO joshing exterior the conference heart with Mickey Mouse, and an previous clip from Walt Disney himself, plus some Broadway tunes from Lion King, Frozen and Aladdin.
“I do know I’m preaching to the choir, however Disney actually is the world’s most magical leisure firm with tales and experiences which might be unmatched anyplace else,” Chapek informed the cosplay packed venue of the coffer stuffed firm. “We’re in a league of our personal, and I can’t let you know what an honor it’s to steer this legendary firm at such an thrilling second in its historical past. And that second after all, is our year-long celebration of Disney’s one hundredth anniversary!”
A part of that anniversary wind up was the Disney Legends Awards ceremony happening proper now.
Protecting a variety of Disney owned properties and hits, this 12 months’s Legends
embrace the late nice Chadwick Boseman, Ross, and Frozen stars Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel. Black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis, Gray’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey are additionally among the many honorees, plus Rob’t Coltrin,, Robert Value “Bob” Foster, Don Hahn, Doris Hardoon, and Chris Montan. After honorees posed for selfies with Chapek on-stage this morning, the D23 schedule has plenty of the Legends set for an on-stage dialog later this afternoon.
With huge unveilings promised from the Marvel and Star Wars divisions promised this weekend, D23 runs till September 11.