GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Ride Coming to Disney California Adventure in 2017

During San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed a GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ride coming to Disney California Adventure theme park in Summer 2017.  Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout will replace the current Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.  While the ride remains essentially the same, the Marvel theme will be swapped for the Twilight Zone.  Feige also revealed the Guardians cast shot footage for the new attraction, and Benicio Del Toro will reprise his role as “the Collector” for the new ride.  Continue reading for concept drawings and a video description of the new theme from Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde including a hint of a full-fledged Marvel land.  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 debuts in theaters May, 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort

From Disneyland Resort’s Press Release

A Guardians of the Galaxy ride is coming to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

Beginning summer 2017, guests at Disney California Adventure Park will join in a daring confrontation with one of the most unusual characters in the park’s history: Tanaleer Tivan, the Collector. He has opened his unique collection of fauna, relics and species to guests for a special tour culminating with his latest prized possessions: the Guardians of the Galaxy, themselves! Fortunately, Rocket has a plan to free his friends­ – and that plan includes recruiting Disneyland Resort guests in a sensational rescue effort.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

The Collector (Benecio Del Toro) from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ©Marvel 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort

 

This comically cosmic, rocking new adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is the result of a collaboration between the creative minds behind the comic books, the films and Walt Disney Imagineering. The attraction will drop guests directly into the story alongside characters from the comic books and the blockbuster films.

Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, is leading the project. He shared this preview of the new attraction: “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.”

“It’s such a thrill to be working alongside a true visionary like Joe Rohde and the entire Walt Disney Imagineering team,” said Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel. “Like our stories and characters, projects led by Joe are the stuff of legend, so Marvel fans rejoice! The universe couldn’t be in better hands! Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is going to be an out of this world experience and what has me even more excited are Joe’s ‘secret’ plans for the future. We’re just getting warmed up.”

The announcement was made today at San Diego Comic-Con by Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, who said: “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 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.”

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! takes place in the fortress-like museum of the mysterious Collector, who has trapped his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. One member of the group, the intrepid Rocket, has escaped, and he calls upon brave visitors for help. Guests board a gantry lift which launches them into a daring adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to set free his fellow Guardians.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort

The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time in Disney California Adventure Park. Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!  will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone 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 and unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift rocks to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy

Awesome Mix Vol. 1 ©Marvel 2014

Fans of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will want to experience the attraction from now until its final “drop day,” which will be celebrated in true Disney fashion in early January.

What do you think?  Are you excited for this GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ride replacing the clssic Twlight Zone Tower of Terror?  What do you think is coming for the future Marvel Land at Disney California Adventure?  Let us know in the comments below.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on Twitter and “like” our Facebook page, too.

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