The Disney California Adventure attraction is awarded in the “Attraction Reimagining” category.

As first announced this past November, when the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) revealed its annual winners, Disney California Adventure ‘s Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! was honored at the Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim, CA on April 7.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! was awarded in the “Attraction Reimagining” category, having become an instant hit among guests that is now the top-rated attraction at Disneyland Resort.

Besides Mission: BREAKOUT!, other popular Super Hero experiences are currently available at Disney California Adventure, including the chance to meet familiar faces like Black Panther and the Dora Milaje, and soon, Doctor Strange.

In addition, it was recently revealed that an entire new Super Hero-themed land is coming to Disney California Adventure in 2020.

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The Master of the Mystic Arts is coming to Disneyland Resort!

Guests will soon have the opportunity to encounter the Master of the Mystic Arts, Doctor Strange, at Disney California Adventure park!

Doctor Strange acts as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and relics to protect the universe. Guests will soon get a glimpse into his magical, mind-bending world when he appears for the first time at the Disneyland Resort.

Doctor Strange travels great distances in an instant by opening portals between dimensions. There’s no telling where and when he might appear, so be sure to stay tuned for more information!

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More epic Super Hero adventures are coming to Disney Parks around the world!

Highly anticipated new experiences at Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland will soon invite guests to become part of a bigger universe filled with epic heroes and adventures, and today we’re sharing a sneak peek! Developed in partnership with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment, these three new areas will champion the next generation of heroes.

At Disneyland Resort, the new Super Hero-themed land will begin recruiting guests in 2020, with even more new experiences to follow. The Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe, furthering the evolution of Disney California Adventure park. This new land will be anchored by the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, in the adjacent space that is currently occupied by “a bug’s land.” “It’s Tough to Be a Bug” closed March 19 to make way for this new heroic experience; the rest of the land will close in late summer.

As part of the transformative multi-year expansion announced for Disneyland Paris, the new Marvel-themed area at Walt Disney Studios Park will include a reimagined attraction where riders will team up with Iron Man and their favorite Avengers on a hyper-kinetic adventure in 2020. This will follow an epic experience launching this summer, when Disneyland Paris hosts Marvel Summer of Super Heroes from June 10 to September 30. Favorite heroes will take the stage for a brand new, live-action super-production featuring cutting-edge special effects and spectacular projections.

Multi-year expansion plans are also underway at Hong Kong Disneyland, including a new themed area that will include an exciting attraction where guests team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp. This new attraction will join the Iron Man Experience, which opened in 2017 and is already the most popular attraction at the resort.

Join your favorite heroes soon for these and more epic adventures at Disney Parks around the world!

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The King of Wakanda and the Dora Milaje are now at the Disneyland Resort!

Now at Disney California Adventure park, guests can welcome the king of Wakanda! For this limited-time experience, Black Panther will arrive in the Hollywood Backlot area of the park flanked by his Royal Guards, the Dora Milaje.

King T’Challa, the Black Panther, of Wakanda, arrives for meet and greets at Disney California Adventure park, accompanied by members of the Dora Milaje – 2/16/18. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Marvel Studios’ record-breaking hit, “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

King T’Challa, the Black Panther, of Wakanda, arrives for meet and greets at Disney California Adventure park, accompanied by members of the Dora Milaje – 2/16/18. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Come encounter Black Panther now, only at Disney California Adventure park, along with more epic Super Hero experiences, including Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance-Off!” and Heroic Encounter: Spider-Man and Captain America.

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With his new movie on the horizon, guests will be able to meet the King of Wakanda.

Early next year, Super Hero fans will explore the isolated and technologically advanced kingdom of Wakanda when Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” opens in theaters February 16, 2018. And for a limited time, Disney California Adventure park guests will have the opportunity to encounter the king of Wakanda himself, Black Panther.

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

We’ll have more information to share soon – including the date for Black Panther’s arrival at Disney California Adventure park. And don’t miss “Black Panther,” in theaters February 16, 2018!

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Inside the Collector’s Fortress at Disney California Adventure Park.

Things are getting spooky at the Disneyland Resort right now thanks to their big Halloween Time experience, and a notable part of that is Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark at Disney California Adventure Park. The new night time version of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! finds the Collector’s fortress in a dire situation, thanks to the escape of all of the creatures he had captured.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark includes a new video that guests are shown as they walk through the Collector’s archive and view some of the valuable items he has acquired. Rather than the normal footage of Taneleer Tivan welcoming you, this version hints at just how ominous the situation is After Dark…

For a look at what to expect, check out the transmission at the top of the page from The Collector’s assistant, Apheta!

Want to see more? You can help Rocket #SaveGroot at Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark each night during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, now through October 31, with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! continuing throughout the season during the day.

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With Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark now open, a fascinating conversation took place.

An impressive group of creative minds – including scientists, explorers and storytellers – gathered together this week at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort for a special event billed as the Disney Parks Blog Galactic Meet-Up.

Panelists Capt. Mike Foreman (retired NASA astronaut), Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith (NASA Astrophysicist), Stephen Wacker (Vice President of Development, TV and New Media, Marvel Entertainment), John Mauro (Regional Executive Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering) and Amy Jupiter (Executive Media Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering) joined moderator and event organizer Erin Glover (Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort) to discuss how science influences storytelling – and how fictional and fantastical stories can inspire scientists and lead to real life breakthroughs.

Check out the video above to see an overview of the event and some of the highlights from the evening, which included character appearances by the likes of Star-Lord and Gamora!

The event came on the heels of the recent debut of the new Halloween-inspired version of the popular Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout attraction called Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, which Mauro and Jupiter had both worked on. The panelists had all gone on the attraction together the night of the event, and as an expert on the subject, Foreman said he did indeed feel zero gravity for a moment during Monsters After Dark, though he laughed that it’s even more fun to spend “a couple of weeks in zero gravity.”

Even at their most fantastical, Smith said she felt stories like the ones Marvel tell, “throw in an element of truth,” and serve as inspiration for real life scientists as herself. Said Wacker, “The foundation of everything we do is built on that grain of hopefulness and wish fulfillment.”

Smith said that at NASA, they like to begin by asking, “What if? What if you could do that?”

Maura noted that at Disney Imagineering as well, “We ask ‘What if’ all the time,” to which Wacker replied, “’What if’ was a Marvel comic!”

The special Halloween Time version of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark can be seen now through October 31st at Disney California Adventure.

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