Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT! Coming to Disney’s California Adventure in 2017
Today was an amazing day for Disney fans at the San Diego Comic-Con. After months of rumors, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced to a packed house that the Guardians of the Galaxy are officially coming to Disney California Adventure park! This is huge as the attraction will be the first official Marvel ride in a U.S. Disney Park since the Marvel purchase.
Beginning in summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT! Described as a comically high-energy, rocking new adventure. Guests will be right in the mix with characters from the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.
Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, is leading the project. He shared this preview video with his thoughts on the new attraction.
Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel said:
“It’s such a thrill to be working alongside a true visionary like Joe Rohde and the entire Walt Disney Imagineering team. 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.”
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.
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. 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.
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.
So, judging from the teaser video, it sounds like the ride system will be essentially the same as it is now, featuring the very fast rise and fall sensations you know and love. However, it will be different from how it is now and different every time you ride. We expect it to be more like the Tower of Terror in Orlando. This new version of the attraction will feature several different ride programs that can take place, each with it’s own motion profile, special features, and even a custom soundtrack for each. After all, Guardians of the Galaxy is all about the music from Star Lord’s mix tapes…
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. There was no mention of the rumored Avengers roller coaster but we suspect it will be announced soon. Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT will open early 2017 at Disney California Adventure park.
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