Exciting news, Marvel fans! The thrilling universe of your favorite superheroes is making its way to Tokyo Disneyland. After nearly 15 years since Disney’s acquisition of Marvel, the magic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will finally shine at Tokyo Disneyland, starting with a brand-new nighttime spectacular. Mark your calendars for September 20, 2024, when “Reach for the Stars” debuts at Tokyo Disneyland, promising a spellbinding show that blends the charm of Disney, Pixar, and the heroic exploits of Marvel characters.

This highly anticipated projection show will illuminate the night with beloved characters such as Woody, Buzz, Baymax, Hercules, and Tinker Bell. But the real thrill lies in the inclusion of Marvel heroes Iron Man and Captain Marvel, spotlighted in this dazzling spectacle. “Reach for the Stars” is set to transport guests into a world where dreams and heroics reach new heights, encapsulating the boundless possibilities that the Disney and Marvel collaboration offers.

This inaugural step for Marvel at Tokyo Disneyland is part of a bigger picture. By winter 2025, the classic “it’s a small world” attraction will transform into “it’s a small world with Groot.” This reimagined ride will feature the whimsical Mary Blair-style dolls portraying some of Marvel’s most iconic characters, bringing a fresh Marvel twist to a beloved Disney tradition.

Historically, Marvel had a slow journey into Disney parks, with the first attraction being the Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017. But since then, Disney’s portfolio of Marvel-themed attractions has grown significantly, with highlights like Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! and Avengers Campus at California Adventure, among others. However, until recently, Universal Studios Japan held the Japanese theme park rights to Marvel characters. Their agreement ended in January 2024, paving the way for Tokyo Disney Resort to venture into Marvel territory.

As Tokyo Disneyland begins this Marvelous journey, we invite you to share your excitement and thoughts. What Marvel attractions are on your wish list for Tokyo Disney Resort? Let us know in the comments below and join the conversation. Share this story with your fellow Disney and Marvel enthusiasts and let’s geek out together over what’s next for our superheroes at the happiest place on earth!

(Sources: [Inside the Magic](https://insidethemagic.net/2024/06/disney-marvel-theme-park-announcement-cj1/), [Tokyo Disney Resort](https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/newnightshow/))