Disclosure: This post is part of my all expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA provided by Disney. However, typos, misspelled words and opinions are 100% mine.
Summer of Heroes is a special seasonal event going on right now at Disneyland, that allows us all to get our hero on. As part of my D23 Expo trip, I had the opportunity to experience everything that Summer of Heroes at Disney California Adventure has to offer. As the name implies, this season spectacular is filled to capacity with our favorite heroes, excitement, and amazing rides. It’s a MUST DO in California this season. So let’s take a look at all the fun to be had!
Summer of Heroes is a Summer of Fun!
What Disney/Marvel fan wouldn’t love to spend their days immersed in the Marvel Universe as brought to them by Disney? No one. Disney has brought the hero action in a big way, and it shows in everything I experienced.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Although many were sad to see Tower of Terror leave the Park, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! more than makes up for the loss. This new experience uses state of the art special effects, has appearances by popular film characters, an amazing soundtrack, and a drop sequences that will have your stomach in your throat – in a good way! For the record, I was too chicken to ride it!
Make your way towards the Collector’s Citadel, as you attempt to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy. Along the way, experience plants and trees from everywhere in the known universe. Eventually, you’ll find a vast collection of interstellar creatures and objects, including the Guardians.
You’ll need to take over a gantry lift to reach the Guardians at the top of the fortress. Along the way, Rocket will join you to help rescue his fellow Guardians. It’s a harrowing ordeal filled with excitement and danger, and it’s all set to Star Lord’s Awesome Mix Tape!
Avengers Training Initiative
Avengers, assemble! In this super fun live show, young recruits (ages 6 to 12) participate in “Avengers training”. Kids are led through a variety of activities by Black Widow and Hawkeye to test their Avengers readiness.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off
Summer of heroes brings us something that any Marvel cinematic universe themed event needs – a Guardians dance off. Star Lord has some great moves, and he and Gamora show off their skills with some great rock classics from his boom box. Let your dance moves rip to legendary rock classics and see how those moves stack up to Star Lord. Later, you’ll see Groot arrive and hang out through the end of the dance off.
I ran into Donald Duck!
It is called the Summer of Heroes, after all. Meet Avengers members like Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Widow, and your friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man!
No, it’s not quinoa and flax. It’s superhero themed food! SO FUN! Throughout Summer of Heroes, you can find superhero themed food everywhere in Hollywood Land. Visit Schmoozies for Gamma and Spider-Man donuts. If you’re looking for something less sweet, head over to Knowhere Eats for some tasty tacos. You can even find Groot shaped bread at Fairfax Market Place! Om nom nom.
While you’re enjoying Summer of Heroes, make it the Summer of Swag, as well. You’ll find a ton of t-shirts, toys, and collectibles at the gift shop. The selection is huge. Some might even say it’s… super.
Summer of Heroes Won’t Be Here Forever
The Summer of Heroes event is only here for a limited time, and with all the amazing events, characters, and food, you won’t want to miss it. If you’re down for some superhero action, be sure you get to Disneyland before September 10, 2017. After that, the Summer of Heroes flies away!