Disney California Adventure to Celebrate Marvel’s 80th with Special Eats, Drinks, Photo Ops, Merchandise, and More!

Marvel is celebrating their 80th anniversary on August 31, and now you can join in on the fun in Disneyland‘s California Adventure! You’ll find commemorative merchandise, special food, entertainment and experiences around the park.

Happy 80th Marvel ©Marvel

Check out all the ways you can celebrate 80 years of super heroes in California Adventure.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! with special Annual Passholder Bonus

Help rescue Rocket’s fellow Guardians of the Galaxy all while listening to Star-Lord’s classic mixtapes. Annual Passholders can enjoy an extra hour at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! after park closing, beginning August 25 to August 31. Plus, take home a special lithograph. One per passholder while supplies last. Blockout dates apply.

Special Eats and Drinks

  • Fanta Orange Freeze with Blue Cream is returning to the Studio Catering Co. — keep your eyes open for an exciting way to experience everything this truck has to offer!
  • At Hollywood Lounge you can sip on the Be Brave, Be Blue cocktail, with Vodka* and Blue Raspberry Lemonade.
  • Groot-shaped sourdough bread will be available at the Hollywood Lounge.
  • Award Wieners will serve cinnamon-sugar dusted Funnel Cake Fries with Maple Glaze, Crumbled Bacon and Chocolate Cookie Crumbles.

These specialty items will be available August 23 through September 2.

Happy 80th Marvel ©Disney

Meet and Greet Super Heroes

Meet super heroes like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America and Spider-Man in Hollywood Land throughout the day. You may run into Star-Lord and Gamora on their way to the Milano for the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!

Check out the Commemorative Merchandise

The Collector’s Warehouse will be selling commemorative shirts and hats, as well as other super hero-themed merchandise starting August 9.

Cosplay with Mickey, Minnie and More **

Mickey Mouse and pals are also getting into the action! Starting August 9 to September 2, be on the lookout for some favorite Disney characters cosplaying as super heroes. Be sure to sport your super hero-best** for the day!

Get Your Face Painted as your Favorite Super Hero

Stop by one of the face painting stations for a super hero make-over. Guests of all ages can select from a variety of different of designs including the Hulk and Spider-Man.

Step into a Comic Book

Step (literally) into an “Avengers Assemble!” comic book with this oversized photo backdrop. This photo location will be available August 9 through September 2.

Learn to Draw Super Heroes

Receive step-by-step instructions from a Disney artist on how to draw super heroes! Drawing classes will take place at Animation Academy during select times on August 10, 17, 24, 30, 31 and September 1. To add to the fun, you can take home your sketch as a souvenir!

If you are visiting California Adventure for the actual 80th anniversary on August 31, you will receive a commemorative button upon entry into the theme park, while supplies last.

Attractions, entertainment and offerings are subject to availability, restrictions and change or cancellation without notice.

*Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol; valid photo ID required.

**Park costume guidelines apply.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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