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VIDEO: Marvel’s Doctor Strange character experience officially opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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It’s only the first day in theaters, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange is already the thrilling audiences and critics alike. The movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch centers around a surgeon who stumbles into learning the mystical arts and uses them to fight the powers of evil.

Now, guests will be able to meet the good doctor and experience some mysticism of their own at Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting today — and we have a full video for you. Check it out below:

The meet-and-greet location is at the end of Pixar Place. Those who have seen the movie will recognize some familiar landmarks. And for those who haven’t, we got you covered:

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Tom Corless of WDW News Today spoke with WFTV Channel 9 about the shared contracts between Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World. It is absolutely worth noting that Universal and Marvel have been partners since 1994 — a large point of curiosity with fans of the Orlando parks was how the rivaling theme park juggernauts would share the Marvel property:

“It’s such a weird contract. It’s so weird for one theme park company to buy an IP used at another theme park company, and then fight over it. That’s never happened.”

In short, Universal owns the rights to Marvel characters east of the Mississippi and from that deal, came the Marvel rides at Universal. Now, Disney is using “Doctor Strange” and the “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters through a loophole in the contract.

“They’re not allowed to print it on times or any material like that, or market it, or put the word, Marvel. But Dr. Strange, the character, is fine to appear in the park,” Corless said.

Here are some images of the experience:

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So what do you think of you and your family being able to check out Doctor Strange in person at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Let me know in the comments below and stick with Inside the Magic for all things fun and awesome!

7 Comments

  1. Alina

    Oh my heart! ❤️
    Day has been made. This is fantastic news! Thank you for sharing the details!

  2. Cole

    How long is he supposed to appear in the park?
    I’m going close to Christmas.

  3. EricJ

    Marvel at IOA isn’t “weird”–In 1994, no one could IMAGINE the idea that you could make actual Marvel Comics movies.
    The Curse wouldn’t be broken for another six years, and seeing the print-iconography at the parks as you went on the Spiderman Ride was as good as it got. :)
    (Uni had their chance to make movies, but it’s -because- of “Hulk” that we have Marvel Studios today.)

  4. Nat

    Kind of disappointed it’s a show like PirateTutorial so it’s not a meet and greet for everyone to get pictures– just the kids he picks. Sad there are no Disney Marvel opportunities for adult fans who can’t get to Disneyland.

  5. Cassie

    While I’m not at all a fan of Doctor Stranger, but this gives me hope that Walt Disney World will finally be able to show some love to the Marvel characters that Disney has the full rights to. WDW has paid no attention to the Guardians (although Star-Lord and Gamora did appear once) or Ant-Man, but hopefully this experience will open it up to those characters to finally be able to meet and greet. Crossing my fingers that that in the future we’ll also be able to see Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

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