During a panel of MARVEL personnel at today’s San Diego Comic Con it was announced the the Tower of Terror ride at Disney’s California Adventure park will be renovated and will now be a Guardians of the Galaxy themed ride, “Mission Breakout”.
There have been numerous rumors over the past couple of months that Disney would be bringing Guardians of the Galaxy into the theme parks, but this is the first of those rumors that has been confirmed. After the announcement the Disney Parks Blog released a story with more details.
Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced to a packed house of fans that the Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Disney California Adventure park!
Beginning in summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a comically high-energy, rocking new adventure. Guests will be right in the mix with characters from the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.
Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.
The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure park.
Disney has also released a short video with Imagineer Joe Rhode outlining some of the details of the project.
This certainly looks to be a very interesting switch from a classic Disneyland attraction, but it also appears Disney is committed to making the project as great as possible. We’d love to hear what you all think, so comment below!