IT’S looking Marvellous. This is the first sneak peek inside Disneyland Paris’ superhero-themed hotel makeover. The lobby of Hotel New York boasts just some of the many Marvel artworks that will feature throughout the fantastic four-star stopover.
The newly released photo reveals progress on the lobby interior of the hotel, which is inspired by a New York art gallery, a tribute to the city that was the birthplace of the Marvel superheroes and many of the artists who created them.
Here’s how the lobby will look when finished, courtesy of CGI.
The hotel will have one of the largest collections of Marvel artwork anywhere in the world, with more than 300 items on display, including exclusive and never-before-seen pieces, in collaboration with more than 95 artists from Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios.
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, its new superhero identity, will, say Disney bosses, “offer contemporary comfort and personalised services while celebrating New York’s culture and vibrant energy.”
But it’s not the only new kid on the Disneyland Paris block. Avengers Campus will include new attractions including an Iron Man rollercoaster, repurposed and reskinned from its Rock’n’Roller Coaster with Aerosmith origin.
CGI artwork shows how it will look in all its glory.
There’ll be a Spider-Man ride – replacing the Armageddon experience – a Hank Pym lab, a new eatery and meet and greet opportunities.
There’s exciting news for Lightning McQueen fans too. The former Studio Backlot tour, with its breaking water tank and flaming fuel tanker is being re-themed as Cars Route 66 Road Trip.
You can already see the Dinoco logo up on the tank.
And when it eventually opens to the public, fans will see the HGV transformed into a Dinoco tanker, too.
News of progress was shared at At IAAPA’s Virtual Education Conference by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro.
In addition, Disneyland Paris’ transformation of the guest experience continues with new digital features and enhancements being rolled out in the Disneyland Paris App.
One of the latest features includes a new online hotel check-in service that will accelerate the time guests spend at the front desk during check-in allowing them to get to the magic faster.
Other enhancements include the recent launch of Standby Pass, a complimentary service which enables guests to book a timeslot to enter the physical queue line of an attraction via the App, then return to the queue line at a designated time during certain periods of the day.
The app will also now offer a dining reservation service.