Guardians of the Galaxy Ride to Replace Tower of Terror in Disneyland

The Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Beginning summer 2017, 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.

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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. The attraction will drop guests directly into the story alongside characters from the comic books and the blockbuster films.

"The setting is a kind of fortress that's owned by the mysterious Collector and it's packed with creatures and his latest acquisitions from across the universe," said Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, who is leading the project.

"Now he has imprisoned the Guardians of the Galaxy and they're hanging in display cases over a giant abyss. 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 announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con by Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios.

"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," according to Feige.

"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 a new adventure.

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.

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