AVENGERS are assembling again – and Nick Fury’s quinjet has just touched down in Paris to begin the next Marvel adventure for tourists and fans worldwide.
The iconic aircraft flown by Fury’s agents of SHIELD and occasional Avengers such as Captain America and Black Widow landed in Marne-la-Vallée this week. At Disneyland Paris, to be precise.
It’s the latest step toward the opening of the Avengers Campus at the Walt Disney Studios Park this summer, which was confirmed earlier this week during the park’s 30th anniversary reveal.
A remarkably lifelike, and life-sized, model of the MCU quinjet – created with the help of boffins in the UK – was flown into place to sit atop the new attraction.
“The next phase of the Avengers initiative began with the arrival of the Avengers’ signature aircraft, the Quinjet, to Disneyland Paris,” says Scot Drake, Creative Executive, Marvel Global Portfolio.
“We are now one step closer to the opening of our new Avengers Campus here.”
There is already an Avengers Campus at Disneyland California, which you can read about here, and the Paris version is expected to feature a similar mix of rides, attractions, meet and greet experiences and themed food.
“Disneyland Paris guests will be able to meet and interact with superheroes in newly immersive ways, as the Avengers and their allies recruit new heroes to join them,” writes Scot in the Disney Parks Blog.
“And with the Quinjet now sitting atop the Campus’ central hub, this new heroic location is closer than ever to becoming real.”
The quinjet has been conceived and crafted by Disney Imagineers alongside the experts at UK Loco, whose workshops in Evesham, Worcestershire have already helped hone attractions such as Toy Story Playland, Crush’s Coaster and Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy.
“When we came to meet UK Loco in Evesham, after many Zoom meetings, we were immediately convinced by the team’s technical expertise, their eye for details and above all, the capacity to think out of the box and find innovative solutions,” says Scot.
“Seeing the Quinjet come to life from an idea in a brainstorm, to a sketch on the wall, then a virtual design model, and finally to the iconic centerpiece it is today, is an incredibly moving experience, and it inspires us all to continue delivering our best.”
For more information about Disneyland Paris and the 30th Anniversary celebrations visit www.disneylandparis.com