One of the best known Disney rides is about to be replaced in one location. It was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 that a new Guardians of the Galaxy ride called Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will be setting up shop in the structure that The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is currently located in at the Disney California Adventure park.
To go along with the announcement a video was also released that shares details about the new ride, which is coming in 2017, and some concept art. You can read more information and check out the video below.
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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 â€“ Mission: BREAKOUTâ€”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. â€œNow he has imprisoned the Guardians of the Galaxy and theyâ€™re hanging in display cases over a giant abyss,â€ reveals Joe Rohde, portfolio creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering. â€œThe captor doesnâ€™t know it but Rocket Raccoon has escaped and is enlisting our aidâ€”all the guestsâ€”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.â€
â€œItâ€™s such a thrill to be working alongside a true visionary like Joe Rohde and the entire Walt Disney Imagineering team,â€ said Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. â€œLike our stories and characters, projects led by Joe are the stuff of legend; so Marvel fans, rejoice! The universe couldnâ€™t be in better hands! Guardians of the Galaxy â€“ Mission: BREAKOUT! is going to be an out-of-this-world experience, and what has me even more excited are Joeâ€™s â€˜secretâ€™ plans for the future. Weâ€™re just getting warmed up.â€
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 Terrorâ„¢ 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. (Fans of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will want to experience the attraction from now until its final â€œdrop day,â€ which will be celebrated in true Disney fashion in early January.) 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 filmâ€™s popular soundtrack.
Added Feige: â€œThe incredibly talented Disney Imagineering team has found a way to harness the spirit which drove Guardians of the Galaxyâ€™s success to create this immersive experience. With its debut timed to the release of the filmâ€™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 a mission alongside our audacious Guardians of the Galaxy team.â€
A lot of Tower of Terror fans are understandably upset by this news. But at the moment no changes have been announced for Tower of Terror rides at other locations, just the one at Disney California Adventure.