Disney California Adventure’s Tower of Terror to be Rethemed to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. took over Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, and in addition to debuting the first footage from the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel – Marvel has yet to make the first look available online – it was announced that the band of space heroes would be next taking over Disney California Adventure’s Tower of Terror ride at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Since its inception, Tower of Terror has featured a tie-in with the legendary Twilight Zone anthology series, but now the horror-themed ride is officially set to become “Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.”
Described as a “comically high-energy, rocking new adventure,” the ride – debuting in 2017 – will feature the cast of the hit film, and will allow guests to venture into the fortress-like collection of The Collector. “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. “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.”
The newest attraction to Disneyland’s sister theme park will reportedly anchor a broader universe of super heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure park. The ride – currently themed to an elevator that drops riders into the Twilight Zone – will do away with its old Hollywood outer facade, replacing it with a fitting new structure. “The breathtaking free fall sensation will be enhanced with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences,” reports the official announcement from D23, who add that “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.”
It’s worth noting that the official concept art, above, features baby Groot as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – making “Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout” a perfectly timed retheme for the release of the movie hitting theaters next summer.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5th, 2017.