Back in July last year, Kevin Feige (the President of Marvel Studios) broke the huge news that a brand new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed ride would be opening at the Disney California Adventure Park. In order to make way for the new attraction, it meant saying goodbye to an old favourite- the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Since the announcement, Disney’s Imagineers have been working hard to transform the iconic tower into “an epic new adventure” called Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: BREAKOUT, and now just in time for the release of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel next week, the tower’s transformation has been revealed!
Today, Disney finally unveiled the Collector’s Fortress, giving fans a glimpse at what’s in store. Also known as Taneleer Tivan, the Collector is a mysterious character who houses his collectibles inside the impressive fortress. His latest acquisitions just so happen to be the Guardians of the Galaxy, who he’s keeping captive in customised display cases that are suspended in the air above a dark abyss! What the Collector doesn’t know, is that the mischievous racoon Rocket has escaped, and he needs your help to rescue the rest of the gang.
The striking fortress has plenty of colour and lots of sparkling detail. This is definitely a picture-perfect spot! The gleaming pipes that cover the façade, carry the organic matter that has been mined by the Tivan Group to power the enormous generator. This is used to power the entire building and keeps all of the cages inside tightly locked and bolted, and the valuables completely secure. If you look closely enough, you might notice some unusual and unexplained marks on the exterior. The laser and fire blast marks suggest that someone might have tried to attack the fortress, so make sure you keep a look out for intruders!
After walking through the eerie fortress you’ll board a gantry lift that launches you into a chaotic and action-packed adventure! The thrilling free-fall sensation from the Tower of Terror remains a part of the ride, but the visual and audio effects are all new, creating a totally unique experience for guests, and allowing those who have experienced the ride before, to enjoy it all over again. Feel your heart race and your adrenaline soar as you rise and fall to the beat of blaring music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack. The new ride officially opens on 27th May so there's not long to wait!
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