10 Marvel-ous Things to Do at Disneyland’s Avengers Campus
Since opening to guests on June 4, 2021, Avengers Campus at Disneyland’s California Adventure Park has drawn supersized crowds, with mighty-long lines to match. And let us just say, it is worth it. From the thrilling Avengers Campus rides and heroic entertainment to gigantic, family-sized dishes at the Pym Test Kitchen, you’re sure to leave feeling like a superhero.
To dig into the nitty-gritty of this awesome Marvel Land, check out our Disneyland Avengers Campus guide. Otherwise, stick around for ten awesome ways to live out your superhero dreams at Avengers Campus Disneyland – no JARVIS or FRIDAY necessary. Now, Avengers, assemble!
10 Things to Do for a Super-Fun Time at Avengers Campus Disneyland
As the story behind the land goes, the Avengers’ Disneyland outpost isn’t simply a theme park or home base for Earth’s greatest heroes. It’s also a recruitment center, where wannabe-Avengers can learn the world-saving ropes from the likes of Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
And best of all, since the Avengers Campus is part of the multiverse, you’ll get to see characters from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including ones who seemingly bit the dust. (Hey there, Black Widow!)
Sounds pretty great, right? As you can probably imagine, the lines for Avengers Campus attractions can get incredibly long, and even dining at Pym Test Kitchen can be a hassle if you don’t plan your meal accordingly.
If you’d like to accomplish everything on this list and still have time to enjoy everything else around California Adventure, you may want to consider paying for Disneyland line-skipping offerings like Disney Genie+ and the Lightning Lanes.
Of course, since the Guardians of the Galaxy ride is part of Genie+ and the Web Slingers ride an Individual Lightning Lane Attraction, jumping to the front of the line for both can be a costly endeavor, especially if you’re traveling as a family. So, if both options aren’t in your travel budget, be sure to use the freeDisney Genie itinerary-planning tool to take advantage of the shortest lines possible.
Now, without any further ado, let’s get down to business.
1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Easter Eggs from Disney, Pixar & the Marvel Cinematic Universe
One thing is for certain: Disney loves a good Easter egg. So, it’s no surprise that you’ll find a mishmash of hidden magic sprinkled throughout Avengers Campus like pixie dust. A lamp on Peter Parker’s desk in his WEB office looks a whole lot like the iconic Pixar lamp, while some mutated Spider-Bots appear to be wielding lightsabers.
Finding parking near Avengers Headquarters can be tricky with so many superheroes coming and going. So, keep an eye out for reserved spots for E. Jarvis and H. Stark.
While you’re over by the Guardians of the Galaxy ride, spend some time looking down rather than up. See that colorful ooze everywhere? That’s all thanks to The Collector’s inconvenient parking spot, which warped the ground it stands on after encountering the alien technology. If you look closely, you may even spy a Hidden Mickey or two.
2. Watch The Amazing Spider-Man Swing Over the Marvel Land Rooftops
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is beloved around the world and across generations for his boy-next-door approachability, spiderweb-flinging skills, aerial acrobatics and overall awesomeness. Luckily, all of those things are on display during The Amazing Spider-Man! Show.
Held on the rooftops of WEB (the Worldwide Engineering Brigade, a learning laboratory funded by Mr. Stark for bright minds like Peter Parker), the boy wonder takes to the skies to defend the institute from evildoers. After all, as Uncle Ben once said, “with great power comes great responsibility.”
This exciting show is a must whether you’re a Spider-Man superfan or not, thanks to an impressive bit of Imagineering that’s worthy of its WEB setting: a truly incredible “Stuntronics” animatronic which serves as Spidey’s robotic stunt double. The show is held several times throughout the day, making it easy to squeeze into your schedule. However, it’s so impressive that you may be tempted to stand and watch a second time.
3. Then Sling Some Web & Save the Day on WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure
You watched Spider-Man save the day; now, it’s your turn to help him out. At WEB, Peter Parker and his team have been hard at work perfecting his Spider-Bots. Unfortunately, although they’re scheduled for their big reveal, they’ve still got a few bugs to work out.
As Peter tries to give his presentation, his pesky Spider-Bot won’t cooperate, accidentally replicating itself until there’s a veritable Spider-Bot army. Of course, chaos ensues.
With so many Spider-Bots wreaking havoc around the WEB Open House, Spider-Man is having trouble wrangling them all, leaving the rest of Avengers Campus at risk of being overrun. That’s where you and your fellow recruits come in.
Thanks to the help of your WEB Slinger vehicle, you’ll spin a net to help trap the marauding Spider-Bots in an exhilarating ride that can only be described as Toy Story Mania on steroids. So, get ready for an arm workout.
To top it all off, since there’s no height requirement, WEB SLINGERS is a great ride for guests of all ages. Finally, end your visit to the WEB Open House by bringing home a Spider-Bot sidekick of your very own (minus that glitchy replicate mode).
4. Help the Guardians Escape Certain Doom on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Is it just us or do the Guardians of the Galaxy have some of the worst luck in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? This time, everyone’s favorite ragtag gang of intergalactic misfits is trapped in the clutches of The Collector, and he’s hoping to keep them…forever.
Luckily for them – and let’s be honest, stupidly of him – The Collector decided to park his precious collection right next to the Avengers Campus and, strangely, begin offering private tours. (You know what they say. If the humidity doesn’t kill you, the hubris will.)
Fortunately, that rascally Rocket the Racoon is too squirrely for The Collector’s cage and he’s enlisting you to help bust the other Guardians out too. Once home to the Tower of Terror, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is one heckuva ride, though definitely not as kid-friendly or crazy-popular as Web Slingers, Disneyland California Adventure Park’s busiest ride. Best of all, it also benefits from one killer soundtrack, courtesy of Star-Lord.
5. Then Party with Them After at the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!
A jailbreak like that deserves a celebration. While the rest of the crew are off doing something else, Star-Lord and Gamora are chasing the stress of near-eternal imprisonment away with the help of a little dance-off.
Located across from Terran Treats, the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! is held several times during the day. If the timing is right, it’s especially fun right after you take the plunge and save the Guardians, since it kind of feels like you’re toasting the success of the mission with them.
And while it’s kids who will really get a kick out of grooving with Star-Lord and Gamora, adults will love tapping their toes to a mixtape of rock classics on Peter Quill’s boom box too.
6. Learn the Ways of Wakanda from General Okoye & the Dora Milaje Warriors
Strong, female role models for the win! Whether you are fans of Black Panther, have young daughters or are simply looking for a little girl power, another must-see show when visiting Avengers Campus is Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje.
From the moment they set foot on Avengers Campus for their show, twirling their spears with the fierce General Okoye in the lead, the Dora Milaje are the definition of Black Girl Magic. Sent by Black Panther to train Avengers Campus recruits to become warrior allies of Wakanda, the show is an empowering, and often heart-warming, interactive experience.
If you have a little one, they may even get singled out to participate, so be sure to take some time out to watch it if you’ve got a kiddo craving that kind of attention. Lasting around 12 minutes with several showtimes each day, Warriors of Wakanda is a welcome break.
7. Unlock the Secrets of the Ancient Sanctum During Doctor Strange: Mysteries of the Mystic Arts
While the Ancient Sanctum was once hidden from the public under the protection of cloaking spells and enchantments, Tony Stark has invited Doctor Strange to use its mysterious properties to instruct recruits in the mystic arts. After making his grand entrance through a magical portal, Doctor Strange will bring the enigmatic ruins to life. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see a surprise superhero or villain make a special appearance.
Class isn’t always in session, but you can still go explore the Sanctum even when Doctor Strange isn’t there. We like to use the area for fun photo backdrops, especially a neat little optical illusion near the Orb of Cagliostro that looks like the floor is sinking.
Should you have enough time, be sure to swing by at night since that’s when the Orb is most active. With the Sanctum pulsating with energy, it’s a downright magical time to visit.
8. See Your Favorite Marvel Superheroes Defend Avengers Headquarters from Evil
A superhero utopia like Avengers Campus has to be well defended, right? Well, apparently the threat of a rumble with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes isn’t enough to dissuade villains from trying to attack Avengers Headquarters multiple times every day.
Between 9 AM and 8 PM, stop by Avengers Headquarters to catch a glimpse of some of your favorites – such as Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Thor, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, The Wasp and The Guardians of the Galaxy – as they battle it out from the rooftops.
It’s so fun watching the action from below that you almost wish you could watch the Quinjet take off in hot pursuit. When they aren’t battling it out, be sure to take some time to meet them and pose for pictures.
9. Sample Supersized Eats at Pym Test Kitchen
Learning how to save the world is hard work. Satisfy your quantum-sized hunger with some epic eats to match. Helmed by Ant-Man and The Wasp, research chefs at Pym Test Kitchen harness Pym Particles’ groundbreaking shrink-and-grow tech to cook up everything from gigantic entrées that are big enough to share to itty-bitty, kid-friendly bites.
This quick-service restaurant is a whimsical place for Avengers Campus foods all day long, especially for kids. Familiar flavors are served up in fun, unexpected ways (think warm pretzels and chicken sandwiches as big as a plate and PB&J as a drink) while oversized cans of soda and bottles of ketchup and mustard make for cheeky décor.
Keep in mind that Pym Test Kitchen can get really busy during popular dining times. So, plan to eat over slower periods and utilize mobile dining to keep your wait time short. And for those looking for something a bit more grown up, stop into the Pym Tasting Lab, a creative bar concocting boozy beer cocktails, fruity mixed drinks and more.
10. End Your Day of Theme Park Adventures Like the Avengers: With Shawarma
A long day spent fighting the theme-park crowds and standing in line can be exhausting. So, make like Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and tuck into something tasty from the Shawarma Palace. Originally discovered by the team on the streets of New York City, this west coast outpost was specially invited to set up shop by the Avengers themselves.
Go for Tony Stark’s favorite crimefighting food – savory, spiced chicken cloaked in a cooling yogurt drizzle – or do the plant-based falafel instead. Shawarma Palace is so popular with recruits that this Avengers Campus foods spot even has a smaller, second location across from the Hyperion Theater.
Well, recruits, those are our top tips for living like a superhero at the Disney Avengers Campus. For a relatively small land, there’s still a lot to see and do here, and it will take up a considerable amount of your day if you’re looking for the full Avengers experience. However, it’s certainly well worth it for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Have you been to the Avengers Campus yet? Which Avengers Campus foods and attractions do you think are musts? What kind of ride would you like to see added to this Marvel Land next? Let us know in the comments!