Spider-Man will fly high above Disneyland Resort's new Avengers Campus in California when it starts welcoming the public, tumbling through the air as guests below meet Iron Man, Black Panther and other Marvel superheroes.
The Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim is the Walt Disney Co's latest redesign of its popular theme parks, which were closed for extended periods during the coronavirus pandemic.
Highlights include an aerial Spider-Man robot that performs somersaults while flying 18 metres in the air. A human dressed as Spider-Man will greet visitors at ground level.
Guests can also ride a Spider-Man attraction called Web Slingers, where they team with the character to battle out-of-control Spider-Bots.
Physical sets and virtual environments will blend to make visitors feel as if they are slinging their own webs, designers say.
Fan favourites from Disney's blockbuster Marvel movies, from Black Widow to Captain America and Ant-Man, also will roam the area and interact with guests.
"It's the first time we are celebrating all of these heroes and bringing them together in one place," said John Mauro, portfolio executive producer at Walt Disney Imagineering.
The Disneyland Resort, which includes the original Disneyland and adjacent California Adventure, reopened to the public on April 30 after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic.
The Avengers campus, which opens to the public on Friday, had originally been set to open in July 2020.
As part of ongoing safety measures, Disneyland is accepting guests only from California until June 15, when it will start allowing visitors from other states.
Guests are currently required to wear face masks.
Australian Associated Press