When Avengers Campus opens in Disney California Adventure guests will be able to learn the mystic arts from Doctor Strange. You’ll feel like time will stop when you come face to face with Doctor Strange and he demonstrates his mystical abilities.
The C.A.M.P.U.S. (Centralized Assembly Mobilized to Prepare, Unite and Safeguard) is where heroes from across time and space assemble to train new recruits. Avengers Campus is a version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where Thanos’ snap never happened. If you are less familiar with the concept of the multiverse, explored in Avengers: Endgame, answers lie within The Sanctum.
“That’s part of the reason why we have our Sanctum area, and there’s a whole rich sort of backstory that. Honestly, the backstory, a lot of it was to help inform mainly our designers so they knew what they were designing towards,” said Walt Disney Imagineering staff writer and Avengers Campus story lead Jillian Pagan. “But Dan [Fields, Executive Creative Director, Disney Parks Live Entertainment] will carry that forward in his entertainment activations with Doctor Strange.”
Doctor Strange will teach recruits the secrets of the mystic arts and bring the outdoor area to life through demonstrations of powerful spells, which in turn cause the area to glow with majestic colors and mystic energy. The land will also host a portal opening up time and space like the portals conjured by Doctor Strange in his own movie as well as Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers Campus is inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe but is not canon. The new land was scheduled to open on July 18, 2020, but due to the recent park closures construction has been put on hold.
Stay tuned for more info about this exciting new land!