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Marvel’s First Avenger will return next month to Disneyland, just in time for the opening of Captain America: Civil War.
Captain America left the Anaheim, California, resort in October to make room for Spider-Man in Tomorrowland’s newly renovated Super Hero HQ, which houses “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” and “Iron Man Tech Presented by Star Industries.”
However, while Spider-Man is sticking around, Disneyland has announced visitors will say goodbye to Iron Man, Thor and the entire Super Hero HQ on April 2. The following day, Cap will join the wall-crawler for meet-and-greets at Disney’s California Adventure Park.
Although Disneyland hasn’t said why it’s closing the Marvel-themed Super Hero HQ, there are rumors that Star Wars Launch Bay is expanding into that space.
Captain America actually has the distinction of being the first Marvel character to appear at a Disney event: He debuted at the D23 Expo in 2013 before heading back to Disneyland the following spring. Licensing agreements with Universal Orlando predating the 2009 purchase of Marvel prevent the characters from appearing at Disney World.