Guide to Disney California Adventure Summer of Heroes


If you are big fans of Marvel Avengers, head over to Disney California Adventure to “Hero Up” and experience a “Summer of Heroes”! There is a whole area dedicated to the mighty Super Heroes, and you will want to try it all – new ride, photo ops, dance off, Avengers Training and more! If you need a snack, munch on some Groot bread or stop in and try one of their other themed eats in Hollywood Land! Enjoy these experiences through September 10, 2017.

Disneyland App

First things first, download the Disneyland App! It has everything you’ll need from park hours, wait times, GPS-enabled maps, locate restrooms, ride descriptions, access and share photos from the PhotoPass, locate characters, check restaurant menus from both parks including 3 Disneyland Resort hotels and Downtown Disney District, make or cancel reservations, check FASTPASS return times (subject to availability), and you can even purchase tickets right from the app which will save you time in line and are paperless! Wow, that’s a lot!

Heroic Encounters

Do you collect autographs or do you just love meeting the Heroes? Photo opportunities are available with Captain America, Spiderman, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Groot. Check the app to see who’s available and where because they rotate them out. For example, I just checked the app from home and saw that the encounters right this minute is Hawkeye, Captain America, and Gamora. Awesome!

New Ride! Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Help Rocket with his mission to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from The Collector’s fortress. I “Broke Out!” While others were high-fiving each other, I was busy trying not to scare the children with my screaming. It helps to keep your hands up instead of hanging on to dear life.

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance Off

Bust a move with Star-Lord, Gamora and Groot over there in front of the new fortress. Star-Lord is a crack-up as usual, and when he takes out his boom box in front of his woman, you know what’s up. Move to the front if you want to participate. Watch a short clip below!

Avengers Training Initiative

This summer Black Widow and Hawkeye are recruiting young Avengers as the future generation to save the world. Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to enlist at the kiosk outside Stage 17 in Hollywood Backlot Stage. Pre-registration is required. Availability is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis so you’ll want to check early for this experience. Parents of the trainees can observe from the first three rows. If your children are not in the show, it’s still a great way to get off your feet for a short while. The children are adorable.

Hero Action Center

What do you have in common with your favorite Super Heroes? Stop in to take the quiz, learn more about the world of Super Heroes, pick up a collectible comic book, snap photos in front of a backdrop, and make your pledge on social media and be on your way to become a real-life Super Hero.

Themed Food

The “Summer of Heroes” have taken over Hollywood Land! Here’s where you can find them. Hint: Menus and locations are also available on the Disneyland App with descriptions!

  • Award Wieners: Summer of Heroes Desserts like Angry Little Pudding Cup and Quiver of Funnel Cake Fries
  • Schmoozies: Gamma Sized Doughnut, Spider Bite Cinnamon Spiced Doughnut Donuts, Friendly Neighborhood Macarons filled with Vanilla Ice Cream, Smoothies and Refreshers like Strawberry Banana Breakout, Mango Mayhem, Rocket Fuel, Infinity-Ade and Terra-Berry
  • Fairfax Market Place: “I Am Bread” Groot shaped sourdough bread and Baby Groot Sipper. (The jalapeno Groot bread is over by the Cosmic Canteen)
  • Knowhere Eats (Tacos and Nachos): The Most Dangerous Tacos in the Galaxy (Beef Barbacoa Tacos), Space Outpost Tacos (Chicken Street Tacos), Obviously Nachos (Loaded Chicken Nachos), and Cosmic Cocktails like Solar Flare Margarita, Hot Flare Margarita, and Mythic Michelada.
  • Studio Catering Co Food Truck: Super Hero-Sized Sub, Promising Future Falafel Pita, Savory Strength Falafel Pita, Multiverse Parfait, The Milano, Cherry Necroblaster
  • Bifrosties Shave Ice: Spider Venom, Smash Ice, Ice Reactor, I Am Shave Ice, Whistle Blue, and Spinal Fluid.
  • Cosmic Canteen: “I Am Bread” Jalapeno-Cheese Groot Bread, Cosmic Cocktails like Be Brave, Be Blue, Singulari-Tea, Lemon Lightning, Blasted Lemonades and more!

Disney Junior Dance Party

Located at the entrance of Hollywood Land, Disney Junior has an all new, high-energy dance party with a live concert experience. They will have your Littles singing, dancing, and moving their bodies Plus the show will have appearances from their favorite Disney Junior characters. Check the time guide for show times!

Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park are located at 1313 Disneyland Dr in Anaheim, California. For more information please call (714) 781-4565 or visit their website at

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