‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Ride to Replace Tower of Terror at Disneyland (Video)

Comic-Con 2016: “The incredibly talented Disney Imagineering team has found a way to harness the spirit” of the movie, Marvel chief Kevin Feige says

Last Updated: July 24, 2016 @ 12:15 AM

A “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride will debut at Disney’s California Adventure park in summer 2017, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced Saturday evening during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The ride will be called “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” and take over the space currently occupied by the Tower of Terror, a popular elevator-drop ride that will shut down in January.

There was no word about what would happen to the Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando.

Feige offered a first look at concept art for the new attraction, which will have the park’s guests faceoff with Benicio del Toro‘s Tanaleer Tivan, a.k.a. the Collector, dropping visitors directly into the story alongside the characters.

“It takes you into the world of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in this really immersive exciting experience that features the really quirky and beloved characters from the film in a whole new narrative that no one’s ever seen,” explained Joe Rohde, who is part of the Walt Disney Imagineering team.

“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,” said Feige.

“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 Vol. 2” is due in theaters May 5, 2017.

Watch the video above.