Video: Here's What Disneyland's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Ride Will Look Like
Despite pushback from Tower of Terror fans, Disneyland is still moving ahead with their plans to retool the tower into a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. A new series of photos, plus a video, show a model of what the attraction—known as Guardian of the Galaxy—Mission: BREAKOUT!—will look like when complete.
The video depicts a shiny tower in metallic gold and red, described by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive Joe Rohde as a "fortress-like power plant." The idea is that this building belongs to The Collector, a Guardians of the Galaxy character depicted in the film by Benicio Del Toro. As you might guess, he likes to collect things, and he houses them here. Rohde said that the ride will look like an entirely new attraction once complete.
Here's how Disney is describing the experience:
Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.
Disney's blog states that there will be random actions that occur in each ride, meaning guests can have different experiences if they ride multiple times. The ride will also incorporate a free-fall effect and music inspired by the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack.
Despite the new images, some people still don't seem too pleased to be losing the Twilight Zone-themed tower.
So from what I'm seeing on my Twitter feed, Calfornia's Tower of Terror is basically being rethemed to a giant pile of crap. Is that right?— David Landon (@4gottenfuturist) October 3, 2016
goodnight to everyone except the person who decided to change tower of terror— barry 🥸 (@blood_or4nge) October 2, 2016
The Tower of Terror closes forever on January 2, 2017. Through Halloween, Disneyland is offering "Late Check-Out," which means you may ride the attraction in total darkness.