The Animatronic Spider-Man at Disneyland's New Avengers Campus Is Just So Wild to Watch
The Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure Park is finally opening to the public on 4 June, and we already got our first glimpse at one of the new land's coolest features: the animatronic Spider-Man. During a media preview event earlier this week, Disneyland unveiled an incredibly high-tech and hyperrealistic Spider-Man robot that soars more than 50 feet above the Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure attraction, and it's truly nuts to watch. The stunt-double animatronic — or struntronic, for short — hurdles through the air completely untethered and does a flip before safely landing on a hidden net. (You can learn more about the science behind the futuristic flying robot here, if you so please.)
Now, it's worth mentioning that not every Spider-Man figure you see at the Avengers Campus is animatronic. Both before and after the robot's big flip takes place, a person wearing the same exact Spidey costume does a few stunts outside of the Web Slingers ride and comes down to ground level to greet park visitors. That one is, in fact, a real, breathing human and not the same hunk of superhero metal flipping through the skies. Read ahead to see photos and videos of both Spider-Man figures in action to satisfy your curiosity until you can make a voyage to the Avengers Campus IRL.