Avengers Assemble! Now that the blockbuster twenty-second movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Endgame, has begun shattering box-office records around the world, it’s time to party at Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park with the Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble event held last evening and once more tonight.

The most talked-about moment of the event was undeniably the very first appearance of Iron Man as a meetable character in a U.S. Disney park. As expected, Tony Stark was the hit of the celebration as he emerged to chat with fans and pose for pictures.

Watch Iron Man first-ever appearance at Disneyland Resort:

Beyond the dozens of unique Marvel superhero character meet-and-greet photo ops, Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble offered guests exclusive food & beverage options, never-before-seen merchandise, dance-worthy entertainment around the park, and of course the usual fantastic attractions and atmosphere available year-round at Disney California Adventure.

Watch Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble highlights at Disney California Adventure:

On Buena Vista Street, Mickey Mouse and friends were hanging out in Marvel-inspired garb, while in Hollywood Land, Grizzly Peak, Pacific Wharf, and Paradise Gardens Park, guests could interact with favorite Marvel personalities like Captain America, Black Panther, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Loki, and of course Thor.

Her Universe creator Ashley Eckstein signed merchandise for fans in the Collector’s Warehouse gift shop, and later led an impressive Costume Cavalcade down the Disney California Adventure parade route, before posing for an epic photo in front of Paradise Bay.

One of the most interesting and engaging activities presented for Disneyland After Dark: Heroes Assemble was the “Top Secret S.H.I.E.L.D. Recruitment Mission” scavenger hunt, which took guests around the entire park in search of letters hidden in and around the architecture. Once unscrambled, the letters spelled out a secret code word that gave participants access to a Tony Stark / Iron Man trading card and another cool photo op.

The other must-have treat of the night was the assortment of six new Churro flavors, each themed to one of the Infinity Stones: Reality, Power, Time, Space, Mind, and Soul. Much like the stones in the MCU, the Churros carts were scattered around the various lands at DCA, and guests would have to put in quite an effort walking the park and waiting in line to collect all of them. But if they did… ultimate power awaited!

It’s always fun to get to experience one of the world-famous theme parks at Disneyland Resort in a brand new way, and the Disneyland After Dark after-hours series has provided that thrill numerous times over since it was first launched in early 2018. It also goes without saying that Heroes Assemble was a wonderful way to commemorate the excitement behind Avengers: Endgame finally hitting theaters, and everything to come in the future from Marvel and Disney Parks! For more information about tonight’s event, be sure to visit Disneyland’s official website.

 

Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.

 

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