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Park Life: Disney delays Avengers Campus and Disneyland considers temperature checks

Plus: What is the post-coronavirus future for theme parks?

When will Avengers Campus open at Disney California Adventure? Will Disneyland check visitors’ temperatures before letting them into the park? Will work on the Frontierland gate alter the iconic Disneyland entrance? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter.

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Avengers Campus

Disney delays the grand opening for the new Avengers Campus due to the continuing coronavirus closure of Disney California Adventure.

A lock hangs on the center gate between the turnstiles at the entrance to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, Mar 16, 2020. The entire Disneyland Resort is shutting down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Temperature Checks

Disneyland could check temperatures at security checkpoints in order to meet health guidelines and make visitors feel safe in the post-COVID-19 era.

The entrance to Frontierland was designed to appear like a rustic fort on America’s frontier. (File photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Frontierland Gate

Disneyland plans a $200,000 renovation of the Frontierland entrance after the park reopens following the current coronavirus closure.

Disneyland visitors ride, “it’s a small world” in Fantasyland in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.(Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Disney Furloughs

Disneyland reaches agreements with 10 unions on a temporary furlough triggered by the continuing coronavirus closures of the park.

Disney announced that its new Avengers Campus themed land at Disney California Adventure would open on July 18 just a day before it announced the closure of its parks. With construction halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems unlikely the new land will open on time. (Courtesy of Disneyland Resort)

What’s Next

Theme park columnist Robert Niles looks at what theme parks will look like once they reopen and the lasting impact the COVID-19 pandemic could have on the industry.