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‘Avengers Campus’ Paris Gets New Names for Land & Exclusive Restaurant

Disneyland Paris continues to work on its version of Avengers Campus, located at their second gate: Walt Disney Studios Park. While Disney is yet to confirm an opening date, it has been speculated that it may be at the end of June.

Construction seems to be at its tail-end, with the final round of theming being added to the exterior of WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure and area music tests being heard in the area.

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The area will essentially be a replica of the Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure; however, it will have some unique elements, including a rollercoaster (rethemed from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Avec Aerosmith) and a large restaurant, which, thanks to DLPReport, we now know the name of.

Blockbuster Café opened with Walt Disney Studios Park in 2002 in the Backlot area of the park. As with the rest of the Backlot area, Blockbuster Café has closed and is receiving a more-than-needed update and rethemed to fit the new Avengers theme.

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DLPReport recently noticed that the former Blockbuster Café has finally gotten its exterior update, revealing its name: Stark Factory.

The name fits the concept artwork from last year, which shows that the restaurant will have a very industrial aesthetic.

A concept rendering of the former Blockbuster Cafe featuring the Hulk Buster suit on display. Source: GangSequoia

As for the land itself, it seems Disneyland Paris isn’t held under the same contractual obligations the Disney Parks in the United States and Japan must follow. Due to a previous deal with Universal Parks & Resorts made before Disney bought Marvel Entertainment, Universal Studios owns the theme park license to most Marvel characters east of the Mississippi River and Japan, as well as exclusive use of the Marvel name.

Thanks to the convenience of being located in France, Disneyland Paris is free to include Marvel in the name of their Avengers land, allowing it to be named: MARVEL Avengers Campus, as confirmed by a staff recruitment post.

Walt Disney Studios Park has also started construction on its next phase in its €2 billion expansion with The Kingdom of Arendelle, the studios lake and its accompanying promenade.