At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the Marvel Studios panel revealed a new ride based on the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy. The ride is named Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and will be coming to Disney California Adventure. The ride will be replacing the popular Tower of Terror’s ride at the park and will soon begin construction in early 2017. It will open to coincide with the film’s sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
“The setting is a kind of fortress that’s owned by the mysterious Collector and it’s packed with creatures and his latest acquisitions from across the universe. Now he has imprisoned the Guardians of the Galaxy and they’re hanging in display cases over a giant abyss. The captor doesn’t know it but Rocket Raccoon has escaped and is enlisting our aid—all the guests—to help the Guardians in a breakout scheme. And the rest is comical chaos; a very funny, very irreverent story and a really wonderful addition to Disney California Adventure.” – Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Director at Walt Disney Imagineering.
The attraction will anchor a broader universe of Marvel superheroes that will grow over time in the park. The ride will transform the structure that us currently housing Tower of Terror into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with 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 soundtrack.
“The incredibly talented Disney Imagineering team has found a way to harness the spirit which drove Guardians of the Galaxy’s success to create this immersive 2 experience. With its debut timed to the release of the film’s sequel, we are eager to present the attraction to the millions who visit Disney California Adventure and place them in the center of the action as they join in a mission alongside our audacious Guardians of the Galaxy team.” – Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios.
Fans of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror are quite upset by the announcement with plenty of negative feedback on social media sites with most of them denouncing the new attraction and starting a petition to stop it from going through. Fans will still be able to enjoy the ride for about half a year before it eventually closes to make way for the new attraction. For more information, please keep checking Fandom and online theme park news sources.