Alexander: It’s never a dull moment at Disneyland Resort!
As frequently as we seem to be there now, noticeable changes are always taking place at The Happiest Place On Earth.
Most notably, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! has opened to the public!
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Now that the controversial transformation of The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror into Guardians of the Galaxy is complete, we thought we’d hit up Disney’s California Adventure to see what the fuss is about.
The overstated look of the attraction actually goes a long way toward illustrating the eccentricities of the attraction’s antagonist, “The Collector”, his likeness shown here in the form of a solid gold statue.
Overall, I’m very impressed with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!, and not just in a “it’s good for what it is” sort-of-way. The attraction was always a switch hitter, living somewhere around the categorizations of “drop ride” and “motion simulator”, but the storytelling element of Guardians (six different stories in total; varying in theme music, drop program, and overall events of escape displayed via a network of 4k screens ) begs a “flying theater” mention as well. Guardians is funnier, sharper, and deeper than its predecessor, and while the retiring of Tower of Terror was read by many as an out-of-touch move, its replacement demonstrates just how in-tune the Imagineers are with their audience.
Our last evacuation was just before the ride’s station, just after the big Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah scene; this time it was right as the Laughing Place was going from happy to not-so-happy. The kids seem to be enjoying it, however.
While this was our second consecutive Splash evac, it was our first that yielded a free FastPass (last time it was right before close anyway). The FP works on all rides except for Guardians, but fortunately we have that covered!
Other goings-on in the park include:
Space was temporarily closed as we walked up to it, but about 5 minutes later it re-opened. As some of the first guests entering the station post-breakdown, we were able to appreciate the fixtures sans-guest for once.
That concludes our quick Disneyland Resort Update! Stay tuned for an array of reports and articles from around the state this month, including more Guardians of the Galaxy! For now check out some of our recent CCK and CCCK posts that I know you’ll LOVE: