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Disney is getting ready to work on another huge theme park extension, this time centering around all things Marvel Comics, The Los Angeles Times has confirmed. The superhero-centric park will open in California; the official name and opening date are expected to drop during Disney’s D23 convention this August.

According to the report, a bunch of construction permits have been approved, currently allowing upwards of $14 million to be spent on building the superhero site. This is expected to include a 2,071 square foot merch outlet, a microbrewery, character meet-and-greet area, and more.

Not much is known yet about what attractions the Marvel park will feature, though rumors suggest one ride will let visitors help Spider-Man in fighting evil villains.

New Marvel attractions are also planned to open at Disney Land Hong Kong in 2023, Paris in 2020, and in Florida’s Epcot Park in 2021.

The move comes hot off the heels of Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge expansion, which launched earlier this year. Take a peek inside that park here.

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