According to a recent post on Disney’s official blog, Marvel’s Doctor Strange will soon be teleporting to the California Adventure theme park in Anaheim.
This announcement comes shortly after Disneyland execs announced they will be tearing down the “A Bug’s Land” in California Adventure to make way for a new area filled with Marvel rides. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, guests will most likely meet the doctor/mystic/caped-crusader in this section of the park.
Comic book icons Stan Lee and Steve Ditko invented Doctor Strange in the 1960s, but it wasn’t until Disney released its 2016 film Doctor Strange that the character reached a broader audience. In the film version, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the title role. While it was in theatres, Doctor Strange netted an impressive $232,641,920 in US ticket sales.
The appearance of Doctor Strange is just another in the long line of Marvel additions to Disney theme parks. Crews at both Paris’s Walt Disney Studios and Hong Kong Disneyland are also working on Marvel areas. Imagineers are also creating a thrilling roller coaster based on Guardians of the Galaxy at Epcot in Orlando.
While California Adventure’s Marvel land won’t be completed until the 2020s, California Adventure will unveil its new Pixar Pier this summer. Formerly called Paradise Pier, the Pixar Pier area will have attractions based on films like Toy Story and The Incredibles. Renovations to Paradise Pier and a few other attractions at California Adventure have cost the Walt Disney Company an estimated $1.1 billion thus far.