Welcome to the MiceChat Extra: Marvel News where we take a look at some of the Marvel developments at the Disneyland Resort. We have a couple bits of news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some great kids costumes and the latest news on construction of Guardians Of The Galaxy attraction taking over the Tower Of Terror. Jarvis, let’s light it up…

News From The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Doctor Strange Preview Coming To Disney California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Starting October 7, guests at Disney’s California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios can see a special preview of the next Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. It will play in the Sunset Showcase at DCA and the One Man’s Dream attraction at DHS prior to the film’s opening November 4. For those unfamiliar with Doctor Strange, here’s a brief synopsis and the latest trailer.

“Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.”

And, on a spoilerish side note, those who are following the progress of the Infinity Stones leading up to the Avengers: Infinity War coming in 2018, you really want to see what pops up in this story.

Upcoming Marvel Movies

With Doctor Strange coming our way in November, what’s next in the MCU? Here’s what to expect at the movies in the coming year.

November 4, 2016 – Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
July 7, 2017 – Spider-Man: Homecoming
November 3, 2017 – Thor: Ragnarok
February 16, 2018 – Black Panther

All of this leads up to the next Avengers outing in May 2018. Yippie!!!!!

Marvel Merchandise At Disneyland

The main hub for Marvel Merchandise at the Disneyland Resort is Gone Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. in Disney’s California Adventure. This store shares its Marvel space with Star Wars, but has a tremendous selection of Marvel adult clothing, souvenirs and best of all, kids costumes. Here’s a quick look inside:

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Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout Construction

The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror attraction in DCA is closing in January to become the Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout next summer. While one of the most popular rides in DCA continues to pack in the crowds, changes are already beginning on the exterior.

But first, let’s go back a couple months and look at the announcement for the GOG.

And here’s the official description from the Disney Parks Blog:

“Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.”

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Here’s some recent photos of the Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror, just before some high profile changes:

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Changes came unexpectedly when the sign was removed without notice over night last week.

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And then this week, the balcony that supported the sign was also removed along with the dome on the roof.

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We are starting to see scaffolding being assembled on the east side of the building.

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Imagineering is wasting no time on this project. It’s evolving quickly and we will be here to cover all the latest developments. Thanks for stopping by.

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