The news was announced, by Kevin Feige, during the Guardians of the Galaxy section of the Marvel Comic-Con panel. Check out the announcement video below, as well as some concept art for the ride.
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. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog as we’ll bring you more details as the attraction develops as well as opportunities to celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before it closes in early 2017.
This is just happening in California, at least for now. Regardless, people are absolutely furious as Tower of Terror is such an iconic and beloved ride. You just have to look at the likes vs. dislikes on the YouTube video, as well as any comment section about this. A Guardians of the Galaxy ride will be cool, but I don’t like that it’s replacing Tower of Terror as it’s one of the best rides at Disneyland. Either Disney is just being lazy by using Tower of Terror as an overlay, or there’s no room. I feel like it’s the former.
What do you guys think about Guardians replacing Tower of Terror? Are you as mad as everyone else is, or are you actually excited for this new ride.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017.