Last Night, Disney California Adventure (Anaheim, CA) hosted a special online event to celebrate the opening of their new Avengers Campus theme zone. The zone includes WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, a brand new dark ride. The interactive dark ride is a first for Disney parks worldwide and marks the introduction of Spider-Man to a Disney theme park.
In WEB Slingers, guests are invited into the workshop of WEB (Worldwide Engineering Brigade). Here they meet Peter Parker / Spider-Man, who tells riders about the new Spider-Bots that were invented at WEB. Unfortunately, the bots are out of control and riders are asked to help catching them. Riders board special WEB Slinger vehicles and are allowed to throw webs, just like Spider-Man does. A special interactive system registers body movement and enables riders to throw webs by extending their arms and flicking their wrist.
According to Scot Drake, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, WEB Slingers is the ultimate wish fulfillment. “Everyone, since they’ve been six years old, has wanted to sling webs like Spider-Man, and now, we’re delivering on that promise,” he said. The ride features actor Tom Holland as Spider-Man.
Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure is located in the new Avengers Campus theme zone. This zone replaced the former A Bugs Land and was originally set to open in 2020, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Eventually the zone officially opened last night, though regular visitors need to wait until tomorrow (4th of June) to experience the new rides. Some parts of the area, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout! tower ride, had already opened in 2017.
A similar ride to Web Slingers is being built in Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Resort Paris (France). Disney has not officially set an opening date for the Paris version yet.