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Official: The Tower of Terror is Doomed. Here's What You Need to Know.

After months of speculation, Disney finally confirmed yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con what we have suspected for several months now: the Guardians of the Galaxy are flying in to Disney Parks in a big way. Though rumored plans for a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot are still coming together, Disney has finally confirmed that the Guardians of the Galaxy are indeed taking over the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure. And interestingly, this new(ish) attraction will be more than just a simple overlay, and it is coming sooner than you might think... 

1. Make way for Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT

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As originally rumored, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT will take place inside the mansion of Taneleer Tivan (AKA The Collector) who was first seen in the original Guardians of the Galaxy film. This new attraction's story puts guests in the role of a VIP guest at The Collector's mansion who have been given a special secret mission: to free the Guardians, who have been trapped inside special cases and put on display. Rocket Raccoon has been able to get a message to these guests, and you'll have to use a special gantry lift in order to get to the area where the Guardians are being held. As you might suspect, this is no ordinary lift, and riders will be launched into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break all of the Guardians out of captivity. 

Much of the ride experience will revolve around The Collector character, and Marvel has confirmed that original actor Benicio Del Toro has filmed a number of scenes specifically for this new attraction. Director James Gunn is also working on some of the filmed scenes for this new attraction as well, and has confirmed via Facebook that stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and several other members of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast are all going to be a part of this new ride. 

2. More than your average drop tower

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As was originally rumored, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT will use the exact same ride system as the current Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. However, the experience will be getting a bit of an upgrade for Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT. For the first time, this attraction will have multiple ride profiles that will include different drop sequences (similar to Walt Disney World's version of the Tower of Terror) as well as different audio inspired by the film's "Awesome Mix". While the story will be the same for every rider, there will be an element of randomness to this new attraction, which means guests will need to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT multiple times in order to get the full experience.  

3. This new attraction will serve as an anchor for a new Marvel-inspired land, which is still being put together

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During the announcement of this new attraction, it was also confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT will be the first of many Marvel-inpired attractions that are being developed for a new area at Disney California Adventure park, which is still being developed. Though Disney stopped short saying the words "Marvel Land" (there's probably some legal reasons for that), if you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it looks like there are some big plans in the future to incorporate some of your favorite characters at this park in what is currently being called "a broader universe of Super Heroes". And interestingly, it looks like plans for this new land are coming together VERY quickly... 

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This is stupid. I thought the biggest mistake/money grab disney has made in regards to its California parks was taking out Thunder Ranch (perhaps the best "atmosphere"in the park particularly during the holidays) Now this crap takes the top spot for terrible ideas.

Would love to see this come to Hollywood Studios but I'm guessing not until after they finish with the Star Wars and Toy Story Lands

Terrible idea

This is the stupidest idea ever. Tower of Terror is one of the few attractions left at DCA that works with the story and idea of the land where it is located. This feels like it will be a cheap overlay. Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.

As long as the original Tower of Terror still stays the same at least there will be one available to ride. I would not be happy if this comes to Hollywood Studios though. It would not fit in at all in that area of the park. I understand these overlays from a business stand point because they are much cheaper and more importantly faster than a brand new ride but Disney has been taking this "easy" way out a little too much lately.

The one good thing about the ToT in WDW is that it has to "blend in" with the Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT. There was great design influence to make sure that guests in World Showcase would have ToT blend in with the structures of Morocco. I am seriously hoping that Disney keeps the original story at HS.

No. No. No. No. No. Not only does this ruin a beloved attraction but it will ruin the Hollywood theming of the nearby land. This seems like a short sighted money grab. 10 years from now the ride will have to be re-themed again.

Disney hang your head in shame!
How dare you...i travel across the atlantic just for this ride...disgusting betrayal.
How to alienate a whole group of people from a fantastic ride...what a complete cluster f*ck.

Disney hang your head in shame!
How dare you...i travel across the atlantic just for this ride...disgusting betrayal.
How to alienate a whole group of people from a fantastic ride...what a complete cluster f*ck.

I'm good with the idea but mission: Breakout is silly. There s already mission: Space in Epcot.

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