Disney receives permit for $14m Marvel land at Disneyland Resort

Tony Stark and Stark Industries are coming to Disneyland as City of Anaheim provides construction permits

Marvel land will be built at Disneyland.
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Marvel land will be built at Disneyland.

Los Angeles-headquartered Walt Disney Co has reportedly obtained permits from City of Anaheim for the expansion of a Marvel comics- and characters-themed park dubbed 'Marvel Land' by some media outlets, with the Disneyland Resort set to grow the entertainment area featuring a Spider-Man-themed fixture at its California Adventure Park.

An Los Angeles Times report revealed that the City of Anaheim has approved the construction of a retail outlet and a character-themed meet-and-greet area, in addition to improvements that will be carried out on behind-the-scenes buildings.

The construction permits assess the value of the work so far at more than $14m, L A Times reported.

A permit was also approved for the construction of a 192.4m2 merchandise outlet, along with three attached canopies within Marvel Land.

According to entertainment website People, Disney officials have not announced a formal name for the Marvel project, but reported that it would "take over part of A Bug’s Land, which closed in September and was an area based on the 1998 movie A Bug’s Life".

People's report added: "Currently, a temporary wall is set up at California Adventure, which displays the words “Stark Industries” – a nod to Iron Man Tony Stark’s fictional business."

In May 2019, Disneyland Resort opened the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, a Star Wars universe-themed area within the Disneyland Park in California. 

The attraction has been constructed at a cost of $1bn on an area spanning 5.7ha.

According to L A Times, Marvel-themed attractions are also planned to be unveiled at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris in 2020, followed by at the Epcot park in Florida in 2021 and at the Hong Kong Disneyland in 2023.

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