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The Spider Bite Donut at California Adventure (photo by Yvonne Condes)

If your kids love Marvel superheroes, than you’ll want to head to Disney California Adventure for Summer of Heroes. My boys and I had the best time last week meeting Spiderman, watching Black Widow kick butt, and seeing Star Lord dance. And I, personally, had the best time breaking my diet by eating this amazing Spider Bite Croissant Donut.

The Spider Bite Donut at California Adventure

We were guests of Disneyland to experience Summer of Heroes and for some reason I thought it was a good idea to go from eating the above donut to the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride. Mission Breakout is the most fun ride in all of California Adventure in my opinion, but it’s a scary ride that shoots you up in the air and suddenly drops you – over and over again! It happens while you’re listening to awesome music from the Guardians movie including Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” and watching the cast of the movie talk you through your adventure. But still, it was terrifying and I was worried I would lose my donut. I did not and I would recommend not eating a donut right before the ride if you’re at all worried about such things. My boys, on the other hand, had a blast!

Here’s the video I did of going on the ride for the first time.

After the ride we went over to watch the Avengers Training Initiative show with Black Widow and Hawkeye. Kids can sign up to learn how to fight alongside the Avengers. It was adorable watching the kids up on stage and also fun watching Black Widow fight Hydra villain Arnim Zola.

Black Widow in Avengers Training Initiative at California Adventure

After that we went back to the front of the Mission Breakout ride to see the Guardians’ Awesome Dance Off with Star Lord and Gamora. It was pretty cute.

Star Lord took people from the audience to teach them how to dance to the Jackson’s “ABC” and Peaches and Herb’s “Shake Your Groove Thing.”

All of that dancing will make you hungry for more of the superhero food that you’ll find in Hollywood Land. We had The Most Dangerous Tacos in the Galaxy from Knowhere Eats in California Adventure’s Hollywood Land, which are barbacoa tacos with spicy salsa and pickled red onions. My boys had the plain tacos on the side and I had the salsa covered taco in the middle. Everyone was happy!

Summer of Heroes was a lot of fun, but there’s so much more to enjoy this summer at Disneyland and California Adventure. To learn more about what’s going on, read my post with 8 Reasons to Visit Disneyland and California Adventure This Summer.

And to learn more about Summer of Heroes, check out my video!

Disclosure: My family and I  were guests of Disneyland for the day. We received entrance to both parks and meals. All opinions are my own. 


Yvonne Condes (789 Posts)

Yvonne Condes is the Editor and Co-Founder of She is a Los Angeles Mom of 2, former newspaper reporter, and occasional marathoner. Also find her at her personal Latina blog and instagram at @YvonneInLA and @MomsLA.

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