Celebrate 80 Years of Super Heroes at Disney California Adventure

The Disneyland Resort is all geared up to celebrate 80 years of Super Heroes this summer! With August 31 marking the official 80th anniversary of Marvel, Disneyland is going all out to celebrate some of the greatest heroes in the multiverse.

80 years of Super Heroes at Disney California Adventure Park

80 years of Super Heroes at Disney California Adventure Park

What’s happening:

  • For the past eight decades, Marvel fans around the world have enjoyed the story arcs and crazy antics of dozens of super heroes.
  • In honor of these incredible decades, the Disney Parks Blog has revealed how Disneyland Resort is celebrating our favorite heroes.
  • As part of the 80 Years of Super Heroes celebration, fans visiting Disney California Adventure can enjoy specially curated commemorative food and merchandise, as well as entertainment and experiences.
  • Plus, the park is already filled with other exciting offering including:

80 years of Super Heroes at Disney California Adventure Park

80 years of Super Heroes at Disney California Adventure Park

80 Years of Super Heroes

Here are 8 great ways guests visiting Disney California Adventure this month can celebrate 80 Years of Super Heroes:

  • Join Rocket on a mission – Hop aboard the Collector’s gantry lift on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Guests help rescue Rocket’s fellow Guardians all while jamming out to Star-Lord’s classic mixtapes. It’ll drop kick you out of this universe!
    • AP Bonus: Annual Passholders can enjoy an extra hour at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! after park closing, beginning August 25 to August 31.
    • Plus, take home a special lithograph!
    • One per passholder while supplies last.
    • Blockout dates apply.
  • Power-up your plate – Heroism can make anyone hungry and thirsty!
    • The Fanta Orange Freeze with Blue Cream is returning to the Studio Catering Co. And keep your eyes peeled for an exciting way to experience everything this truck has to offer!
    • The Be Brave, Be Blue cocktail, with Vodka* and Blue Raspberry Lemonade will be offered at the  Hollywood Lounge along with fresh-baked sourdough Groot-shaped bread.
    • At Award Wieners, guests can indulge in Super Hero-inspired, cinnamon-sugar dusted Funnel Cake Fries with Maple Glaze, Crumbled Bacon and Chocolate Cookie Crumbles.
    • These specialty items will be available August 23 through September 2.

  • Encounter Super Heroes – Experience a heroic encounter with legendary Super Heroes like:
  • Grab a piece of the action – Guests can rock some Super Hero style by visiting The Collector’s Warehouse. Fun commemorative tees and headwear, as well as other Super Hero-themed merchandise is all available now.

  • Suit up and smile – Mickey Mouse and pals are also getting into the action! From August 9 to September 2, be on the lookout for some favorite Disney characters cosplaying as Super Heroes.
  • Be sure to sport your Super Hero-best** for the day!

  • Put your fearless “face” forward – Stop by one of the face painting stations for a courageous make-over. Guests of all ages can select from a variety of different fierce designs.
  • Strike an epic pose – Step (quite literally) into an “Avengers Assemble!” comic book and flex those smiles. In this oversized photo backdrop, guests will be one of the Super Heroes! This epic photo location will be available through September 2.

  • Activate your inner artist – Receive step-by-step instructions from a Disney artist on how to draw Super Heroes! Drawing classes will take place at Animation Academy during select times on August 10, 17, 24, 30, 31 and September 1. To add to the fun, you can take home your sketch as a souvenir!

Happy Anniversary!:

  • Guests happening to visiting Disney California Adventure park for the actual 80th anniversary on August 31, will be treated to a commemorative button upon entry into the theme park, while supplies last.
  • Attractions, entertainment and offerings are subject to availability, restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

*Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol; valid photo ID required.

**Park costume guidelines apply.

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