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Disneyland Opens Avengers Theme Park, Plane Lands on 101


June 10, 2021

Disneyland Opens Avengers Theme Park

As Covid retreats, Disney is advancing with the world's very first Avenger's theme park.

The Avengers Campus will open on June 4 at Disney California Adventure Park. "In just a few days, you'll be invited to team up with the Avengers and their allies to live out your Super Hero dreams as Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park!" Said Disneyland in a press release.

The avengers campus was dedicated and opened for a press preview, in a ceremony that included Ironman captain America, Spider-Man, actors and Director Jon Favreau.

Avengers Campus stretches over six acres in California Adventure Park, which was opened in 2001 on the grounds of a former Disneyland parking lot.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park reopened on April 30th. The first guests cheering, clapping and waving as they came through the gates. The Anaheim parks were originally only open to California residents at limited capacity for now. But on June 15th, they will reopen to tourists on a limited basis.

The new attraction will feature a Spiderman ride, the latest in 3-D holographic imagery, and high quality animatronics. The "Web Slingers" ride allows you to battle villains as Spidy yourself. Food venders will sell Avengers themed fare.

The opening was moved up from an original opening date of July 18, 2021, as the Covid pandemic retreated locally.

Plane Lands on 101 Freeway

A Cessna that made an emergency landing on the 101 Freeway in the Agoura Hills area Monday experienced a loss of oil pressure, an Orange County flight school said Tuesday.

The aircraft, a Cessna 172, was on a training flight from Camarillo to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana at the time of the incident, OC Flight Lessons said in a statement to KTLA.

The academy did not expand on how or why the plane experienced a loss of oil pressure, but said it is fully cooperating with the FAA’s investigation.

The flight instructor and pilot in command was identified by the academy as Capt. Trevor Peterson, who is also a U.S. Marine. He was able to take over for the training pilot to land the plane safely, Officer Craig Martin of the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

The student pilot on board was identified by the flight school only as Brian C. No injuries were reported.

The small, single-engine plane landed on the southbound 101 Freeway, just north of Lindero Canyon Road on Monday evening.

Eleven-year-old Tristan Nelson was in the car when he saw the small plane coming down.

“The plane started to come down and I thought it was going to crash,” he said. “But then it stopped and it landed pretty smoothly.”

The landing temporarily prompted the closure of the southbound 101 Freeway at the Reyes Adobe offramp. The plane was eventually pushed off the freeway at Reyes Adobe Road.


Reader Comments(1)

sumpthiscom writes:

Maybe it is not the engines that are at fault. Maybe it is flawed fuel tanks that do not provide for the positive detection of water in the fuel tanks during the preflight. How often do pilots actually witness evidence of water in their sump cup during preflight? General aviation fuel tanks are flawed, the preflight procedure is flawed and the FAA and NTSB are flawed for doing nothing for decades.


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