Theme Park Bits: New Spider-Man Ride Details, An ‘Awesome’ Epcot Movie, And More

/Film | 3/24/2019 | Josh Spiegel
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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

Details of the new Spider-Man attraction heading to Disney California Adventure are available.

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Epcot is bringing a brand-new film to its park.

The PeopleMover at Disney World is the source of a new lawsuit.

And more!

As reported at Slashfilm and at other locations, there’s some exciting new information available about the upcoming Spider-Man attraction coming to both Disney California Adventure in Anaheim and Walt Disney Studios in Disneyland Paris. The concept art above details a new Spider-Man suit that will be seen in the new attraction, the details of which are still somewhat vague. From speculation here and elsewhere, it sounds like the attraction may use technology similar to that of Toy Story Midway Mania, the 3D attraction where you use a device to “shoot” 3D items in carnival games. Except this time, you might be shooting some webs, just like your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Hopefully there’ll be more to the ride — bringing Spidey to Disney with technology that’s over a decade old might be a slight letdown.

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Here’s something pretty intriguing, courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog. The Land pavilion at Epcot is getting an awesome new arrival, in the form of a new movie entitled Awesome Planet. Though the details in the link here are sparse, Awesome Planet will likely be taking the place of the recently shuttered Lion King-themed environmental film Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable. The new film will boast in-theater effects, nature photography and space effects courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic, and sounds like an incredible upgrade on the previous tenant. If nothing else,...
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