Disney Switches Out Tower of Terror For Guardians of the Galaxy

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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disney’s California Adventure is closing down to make way for a shiny new “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride—or as LAist put it: The park swapping Rod Serling for Chris Pratt.

Back in July, the park announced the popular ride would be getting a makeover to incorporate the superhero franchise, to which Disneypurchased the rights in 2009 for $4 billion.

Disney's California Adventure is closing the Tower of Terror in January 2017.

Disney Switches Out Tower of Terror For Guardians of the Galaxy

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 – 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. “Now he has imprisoned the Guardians of the Galaxy and they’re hanging in display cases over a giant abyss,” reveals Joe Rohde, portfolio creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering. Disney Switches Out Tower of Terror For Guardians of the Galaxy “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.”

Disney Switches Out Tower of Terror For Guardians of the Galaxy

“It’s such a thrill to be working alongside a true visionary like Joe Rohde and the entire Walt Disney Imagineering team,” said Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. “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 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 housingThe Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ 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. Disney Switches Out Tower of Terror For Guardians of the Galaxy (Fans ofThe 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.) 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.

Added Feige: “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 a mission alongside our audacious Guardians of the Galaxy team.”

For more information and updates on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! visit the Disney Parks Blog.

The Twilight Zone® is a registered trademark of CBS, Inc. and is used with permission pursuant to a license from CBS, Inc.

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manoloandolini
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Great post

teamking247
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Great post. Seems like exciting times are ahead for the Disney park in Cali…We’ll definitely following your posts for the updates.

RenardMoreau
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[ Smiles ] The Tower of Terror for Guardians looks cool!

KennySantos
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This looks super exciting.  I’m looking forward to it.

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