California Adventure has a new stage musical coming to the Hyperion Theater starting June 30th! Rogers: The Musical will tell the story of Captain America, extending Avengers Campus into Hollywood Land. This new addition is scheduled to last through the end of August. In this post, we’ll cover all of the details about the show including the virtual queue guests will need to enter to see Rogers: The Musical.
Rogers: The Musical at Disney California Adventure park is inspired by the fictional Broadway musical theater sequence featured in the first episode of Hawkeye. Marvel fans clamored for a Broadway style show based off of that sequence. Last year at D23, Disney only added fuel to the fire by doing a live rendition of that sequence for the Expo. Now, a full fledged show is coming to California Adventure.
This new musical project will come to life through the creativity of Disney Live Entertainment in partnership with book writer Hunter Bell and will feature five all-new songs with music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Lennertz and lyrics by Jordan Peterson, Christopher Lennertz and Alex Karukas. Plus, fan-favorites songs “Save The City” from Hawkeye (written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman), and “Star Spangled Man” from the film “Captain America: The First Avenger” (written by Alan Menken and David Zippel).
Because of the expected popularity of Rogers: The Musical, the park will add a virtual queue to see the show. There will be scheduled performances several times per day, Tuesday through Saturday most weeks during its limited-time engagement, June 30-Aug. 31, 2023. You’ll be able to access viewing areas for Rogers: The Musical through a virtual queue system* available only via the Disneyland app.
Here’s a few how-to details on the virtual queue:
- Every day that Rogers: The Musical is performing, distribution for the virtual queue will begin at 10:30 AM Pacific Time for the first 2 showtimes of the day and at 2:00 PM Pacific Time for the remaining afternoon showtimes.
- If a Guest gets into a virtual queue, they will not be able to choose which showtime they would like to have. Instead, they will be automatically given one.
- There is limited capacity for each show. After attempting to join the virtual queue, Guests will be directed to a screen which shows whether or not they are added to the queue.
- Once a Guest joins the virtual queue, they will be called back to the Hyperion Theater when the physical queue is ready to open, approximately 30 to 45 minutes before showtime.
- To access the virtual queue, Guests must have entered Disney California Adventure Park with a one-park ticket or Park Hopper ticket, or Disneyland Park with a Park Hopper ticket.
I’d imagine that the virtual queue will stick around all summer, if not longer. If you’re interested in the show then I’d definitely recommend trying for the virtual queue. There will be some standby spots I’m sure, but they’ll be limited and the virtual queue doesn’t cost you anything. It just makes life easier, aside from the fact that you’ll need very fast fingers to get a spot!
The ‘limited run’ feels like a bit of a misnomer to me. If the show is successful, I have a hard time seeing it only last for 2 months. Maybe Rogers: The Musical will only be shown during high crowd times but I think DCA needs more capacity and the cost of running the show isn’t as great as the benefit it will have on the park. At least, that’s my hope!
Along with all of us peasants that will try to join the virtual queue you may choose to buy a Rogers: The Musical Premium Viewing Experience package from the Studio Catering Co. Truck in Hollywood Land. Available in limited quantities per performance, the package includes a Rogers: The Musical popcorn bucket with kettle corn and choice of bottled beverage, plus access to lounge seating before the show, priority choice of seating in the theater, a souvenir lanyard and access to a unique photo opportunity.
Speaking of food, during the limited-time run of Rogers: The Musical, select locations across Disney California Adventure park will serve patriotic and heroically-themed food and beverages, such as the cherry, vanilla and blue raspberry shake; sausage and pepperoni wrap; and pastrami pretzel dog. Vending carts outside the Hyperion Theater will also offer a Rogers: The Musical popcorn bucket that comes with red, white and blue kettle corn at the time of purchase.
Finally, you can remember your Rogers: The Musical experience with themed offerings available during the show’s special engagement. For a limited time, two Magic Shots from Disney PhotoPass service make you the main character with an opportunity to pose with Captain America’s shield in front of the Hyperion Theater marquee.
The new musical is also commemorated by collectible merch available near the Hyperion Theater, including a T-shirt, magnet and ornament.
I can’t say that I’m the biggest Marvel fan at this point, although I do enjoy some of the films. More than anything, I’m excited to have something back in the Hyperion Theater because it’s been far too long. The show is a fun idea and I’m looking forward to seeing what they have come up with!
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