Disney’s California Adventure Park is getting a new
attraction based on the Marvel Comics superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy.
Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout!, due to open in
2017, will replace Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Disney said it will “transform the structure into an epic
new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with new visual
and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will
experience multiple, random and unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall
of the gantry lift rocks to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular
The ride’s opening is timed to the release of the film
sequel of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The first film came out in 2014.
Disney said the Guardians attraction “will drop guests directly into
the story alongside characters from the comic books and the blockbuster films.”
In the coming years, guests can expect a greater Marvel Comics presence at California
Adventure Park. “The new attraction will anchor a broader universe
of superheroes that will grow over time,” Disney said. Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4 billion.
The Tower of Terror will close sometime in early January.