I know I'm going to get a lot of heat for this, but hear me out. I've been thinking about an idea for a Marvel theme park and I hear this is the place to do it. I don't spend all my time thinking about it so it's not as perfect as some of the other ideas on here but hopefully everyone will be open to it.
MARVEL SUPERHERO THEME PARK
will be located in the strawberry fields and part of the Disneyland Resort as a third gate. There would be attractions here for everyone, but it would be a place for more thrilling attractions, like what Tokyo DisneySea is to Tokyo Disneyland. No, it wouldn't be comparable to Knott's because it would feature Disney-style theming, which even thrill junkies appreciate. Anyways, the park:
X Academy from X-Men would serve as the entrance to the park. The campus would include a restaurant and shop, and three rides would be located on the 'grounds' of the school. CEREBRO would be a simulator ride themed to Professor X using the mind to find the missing students. This would be the major attraction here. Then, two kids flat rides, Gambit (like tea-cups with a flashy flare) and Ice Surfers (a themed spinner) would be located outside. Also, a live show based on the film First Class, would be held adjacent to the campus building where the restaurant and store is.
From the X-Academy area you end up at an intersection where you can go left or right (straight ahead is the lagoon that sits in the middle of the park, offering a setup similar to that of EPCOT where X-Academy is Future World and the other areas are like World Showcase). To the left is
Here, you can enter a recreation of the Daily Bugle (from the movies, modeled after the Flatiron Building) and get in line for 'The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man'. The ride is similar to the Harry Potter ride at Islands of Adventure--it utilizes robotic arm technology with animatronics and projections to make the illusion that you're flying with Spidey. The storyline is that Doc Ock and a band of villains have escaped a prison using Octavius' newest weapon. Guests are shipped out of the Daily Bugle via Oscorp's latest shipment transports (the robotic arms). BUT, Octavius has hacked the system and is controlling the transports, so that before Spider-Man can save you, you're pitted against The Sandman, Vulture, and the Shocker, and finally, a climatic battle between Doc Ock and Spidey himself, using the Harry Potter technology.
Other rides include a DareDevil ride, which is a glorified Top Spin located in the dark, with multisensory experiences to simulate a DareDevil fight; a Giant Frisbee themed to Captain America's shield (this is all I had to work with because when I came up with it, Captain America wasn't as popular as he became a couple weeks ago), with the line in a WWII museum that incorporates the supersoldier program into the exhibits; a Fantastic Four roller coaster that launches guests upward through a tunnel (a 'particle accelerator') that allows riders to imitate the powers of the Fantastic Four--really, different sections of track are colored to different FF team members to match this theme--it would feature one loop, and a layout somewhat similar to Screamin, but of course not identical because Screamin would be right down the road; also, this area features an interactive 3-D ride in which guests blast away doombots.
The lands' layout would be surrounding the large Spider-Man showbuilding, which would be decorated with New York building facades on the outside to simulate the streets of New York. Also, a battle between Captain America and Red Skull (or any others) would take place along the rooftops of the city as a new form of streetmosphere. Other landmarks in this land would include the Baxter Building from FF, a steakhouse with concept art of Marvel Superheroes decorating the walls, and the pizza joint that Peter Parker first worked at.
This cheesy carnival-themed area would feature games and fair snacks. The main ride would be Ghost Ride, a motorbike launched roller coaster that would tell the story of GhostRider. One segment of the ride would be a jump in his show--next, his transformation, and finally, a high speed chase through San Venganza (each section seperated by a separate launch).
This jungle area would be themed to Namor the Sub-Mariner, and have hydro-generators and such scattered throughout the jungle. A water roller-coaster that begins as a dark ride through Namor's collapsing city of Atlantis to his emergence in the outside world would serve as the main attraction. This and Blaze Carnival would be the two smallest areas.
This beach-side area at the north end of the park would have west-coast based heroes. An indoor stunt show that simulates the Hulk coming to tear up an army base headed by the evil General Thunderbolt Ross would be achieved through hologram technology synched to live action stunts to make the Hulk look real. Two kids' rides, Wasp (a Musik Express-type ride) and Ant Blast (a Huss Monster that would have shrinking gun shooting effects) would be based on lesser-known West Coast Avengers. The big ride here would be the Mark VI, a flying roller coaster that puts riders in Iron Man's latest suit (the ride vehicles) and fly them around a testing ground located in his yard (the queue would wrap around this area and then into Tony Stark's house) to test his latest Iron Man suit. Additionally, a sit-down restaurant themed to the Avengers mansion would overlook the beach.
A sub-land of the West Coast would be Asgaard, the godly home of Thor. Since he landed in New Mexico, a Mexican counter service would act as the buffer between the West Coast and this area. The land would feature larger-than-life architecture and heavenly buildings. The big draw would be a massive B&M hyper-twister coaster that has a 230 foot near-vertical drop, several overbanked curves and helices, and camelback hills (I have all the layouts worked out, they're just hard to describe). The idea would be that the coaster simulates Thor's powers after descending from the heavens.
This land would come after the Coast West and be set in the Everglades. A pier surrounded by water would hold the Punisher wooden roller coaster, with a basic Coney Island cyclone-style layout with an extra helix that deviates from the general footprint and passes by an exploding oil rig, as part of the Punisher's battle for vengeance. Further down would be an interactive show themed to Howard the Duck, in which he hosts a talk show and hosts numerous superheroes and has them chat with the audience (think a randomized Turtle Talk--only instead of Crush you would get Howard and Spider-Man, or Howard with Reed Richards, or...)
This area marks the end of the circle (you could get here first if you turned left at the lagoon). Here would be an ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter-style show themed to Venom getting loose in Oscorp Labs. A unique flat ride that flips riders up into the air and around a central axis (I'm basing this ride system off of a ride in Canada's Wonderland, just know that it's unique lol) themed to Dr Doom's latest diabolical device would reside here. Also, a heavily themed magnetron themed to Magneto's latest weapon would be at the end of an elaborate queue through the lair of the Brotherhood of Mutants.
A possible phase 2 ride could be an indoor version of the never-built Hersheypark roller coaster that was built like a wild mouse on its side (with turns actually being drops if that makes sense) that would be themed to a hostage situation in which riders were in elevators that were abducted by the Green Goblin who kept dropping them until he finally let them fall 100 feet straight down in an outside element that would be visually stunning.
Anyways, sorry that took so long but that's the very bare bones of my idea. Trust me, every detail is worked out in this little place I have but for now, I will spare you the details. Soooo, what do you think?