Seeing as we can’t get most of the Marvel characters in Walt Disney World, Disney is putting the Marvel brand to use in international parks, and more of that was made evident this weekend at D23 Expo Japan. Disney announced that Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster is transforming to Marvel in Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris.
Changing the Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith to a Marvel themed attraction makes perfect sense with recent moves. We know that the Walt Disney Company purchased all the shares of the Disneyland Paris Resort, and they’ve committed a $2.4 Billion investment to the parks and resorts there, including: The Art of Marvel Hotel, and a New Blockbuster attraction for Disneyland Paris.
In this new Marvel Rollercoaster, Iron Man will team up with the Avengers on a new high-speed adventure. I’m guessing pretty much the whole ride system will stay in tact, and it will only be the theming throughout that changes, but we’ll wait for more information. I really like this change and I’m happy to see more Marvel characters make it into the parks somewhere in the world. This sounds totally different than the rumored Captain America Coaster that’s supposedly coming to Disney California Adventure at some point, but it’ll be interesting to see how it’s developed.
I also don’t think the Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith in Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get changed anytime soon. 1. because they can’t use Marvel characters in WDW and I don’t think they have a good replacement for Aerosmith at the moment and 2. they can’t afford to close down any more attractions in Hollywood Studios at least till the end of 2019 when Galaxy’s Edge opens up.
Stay tuned for more…
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