Ever since DisneyÂ acquired Marvel, people have been wondering when they would leverage the Marvel characters in their theme parks. Well if news out of Europe is to believed, such a thing is in the planning stages…for the Disneyland Paris Resort. Disney’s currently working on expanding their second park there, but they are planning a superhero park towards the end of the decade, from the Telegraph in the UK:
Philippe Gas, the chief executive of Euro Disney, said one idea for a third park is â€œa superheroes parkâ€ following the acquisition of Marvel by Disney â€“ although the construction of a third park is a long-term vision. Mr Gas said there is a possibility that a decision to build a third park could come as late as 2020, although it may come earlier if planned work on the Disney Studios park is completed.
Universal already has a Marvel “island” in Islands of Adventure in Florida (and the Hulk coaster is seriously awesome), so who knows what kind of ideas Disney could come up with for a Marvel themepark.