New attraction opening up in Disney, CA!
Disney California Adventure Park
Guardians of the
Galaxy to a Rocking New Attraction,
Opening Summer 2017:
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Invites Guests to Step
into a Thrilling Adventure && Comical Rescue Scheme
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 23, 2016) – 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. 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.
Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering, is leading the project. He
shared this preview of the new attraction: “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. 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
“It’s such a thrill to be working alongside a true visionary like Joe Rohde and the entire Walt
Disney Imagineering team,” said Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel. “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.”
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. 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
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.