It was confirmed by Disney that a Guardians of the Galaxy themed attraction will be coming to Disney California Adventure Park Summer 2017, replacing the current attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, made the official announcement at San Diego Comic-Con just a few minutes ago.
“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,” said Feige during the Marvel Studios event in Hall H.
The attraction “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” takes guests into the Collector’s fortress warehouse where the Guardians have been imprisoned as the Collector’s newest possessions. With the enlistment of the Collector’s VIP guests (i.e. guests riding the attraction), Rocket goes on an adrenaline-filled mission to rescue his captive friends.
“It takes you into the world of Guardians of the Galaxy in this really immersive, exciting experience and features the really quirky and beloved characters from the film in a whole new narrative that no one has ever seen, ” says Joe Rohde, a veteran executive of Walt Disney Imagineering.
Rohde, the Imagineer behind Animal Kingdom and Aulani Resort, is joined by the likes of Joe Quesada, Executive Producer of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and James Gunn, Director of Guardians of the Galaxy.
The ride system will include randomized drops and unique ride profiles set to rock music from the film.
Additionally, the announcement also confirmed the rumored Marvel presence coming to DCA in the coming years. “Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: BREAKOUT!” will be the first addition of Marvel-themed attractions coming to the park and will serve as the “anchor” to a “broader universe of Super Heroes”.
There’s no opening date set for the new attraction, but if you want to be one of the last guests to check in to The Hollywood Tower of Hotel, make sure you do before the hotel closes in early 2017.