As planned, the fun and thrilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disney California Adventure park was shut down earlier this month, so it could begin its transformation into the Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!.
With construction already underway, Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Designer Joe Rohde and Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment Joe Quesada invited members of the press to take a tour of the attraction and provided them with some new details.
The comically high-energy, rocking new adventure begins with guests into a museum-like setting. It's actually Taneleer Tivan's collection, filled with amazing objects he obtained from across the universe. To keep visitors coming back again and again, it will be a living collection—something new added frequently—and stuffed with Easter Eggs. "There will be more Easter eggs in this ride than in any other ride at Disney," Quesada told Nerdist.
What about the ride itself? "Rocket is your guide through this high-stakes caper and he needs your human hand scans to get him in so that he can breakout his fellow Guardians," Nerdist reports. "Rocket isn't one for thoughtful execution because his plan to shut down the generator, means creatures escape, elevators stop working, thus starting the adventure." To ensure visitors don't tire of it as well, "there will be multiple versions of the ride."
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.
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure park.