Disney teases Spider-Man acrobatic animatronic coming to Disneyland's Avengers Campus
Spidey can flip through the air, with the Marvel-themed area coming to Disneyland California in summer 2020.
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has revealed a video of its new-age acrobatic animatronics, with a slow mo video of Spidey flipping through the air with the caption: "Spider-Man as you've never seen him before!" It's a preview of the Spider-Man attraction coming to the Avengers Campus area of the Disneyland Resort later this year.
"Spider-Man will soon swing into action above Avengers Campus opening this summer at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland," Disney tweeted Thursday.
The robots previously tested had accelerometers, gyroscopes and laser range-finding data to perform their stunts. Disney researchers have also been training neural networks to control the acrobat animatronics' legs.
The attraction will be joining the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout ride, which was built by re-theming the old Tower of Terror. Guardians was launched two years ago, in May 2017. The remainder of the Marvel-themed area is being built in the old A Bug's Land next to the Guardians ride, in the area adjacent to Cars Land.
At Hong Kong Disneyland, the Marvel-themed area will be coming as part of a "multi-year expansion." It already features an Ant-man and The Wasp: Nano Battle attraction that opened in March 2019, where you face off against Hydra Swarm-bots. It's also got the Iron Man Experience, which launched in 2017 as a Marvel version of Star Tours where you get to battle Hydra.
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