A sneak peek at the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy ride at Disneyland is now available at comicbook.com. The ride is a re-theming of the classic Hollywood Tower of Terror in Disney’s California Adventure.
Disneyland Leads the Way With Marvel Attractions
Since Disney acquired Marvel, the theme parks have slowly integrated Marvel-themed attractions. Disneyland undoubtedly leads the way with character meet and greets and movie exhibits. The Tower of Terror overlay at Disney California Adventure is the first Marvel ride at any Disney theme park. According to Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative executive Joe Rhode, the ride is “…the first in what is going to become a whole new universe in Disney’s California Adventure.”
The ride’s full name is “Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT”. The video reveals that the building is themed as the Collector’s fortress, with some Disney magic added in. A video from the Disney parks blog this summer also revealed the storyline. Rocket Raccoon sneaks into the Collector’s fortress to release the rest of the Guardians who are trapped inside.
Mission: Breakout will have multiple ride patterns, soundtracks and ride experiences. This follows in the footsteps of the new version of Star Tours, which added multiple storylines and characters to encourage riders to return. It maintains the general ride pattern of Tower of Terror, with the massively popular “freefall” from the original intact. Another exciting element of the ride is the soundtrack–pulled from the hit sounds of the first Guardians movie.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout is set to open in summer 2017.