Saldana and Del Toro help open new Disney 'Guardians' ride

Candice Alexander
May 28, 2017

Tonight's opening concludes two jam-packed days of theme park debuts, here in Anaheim and in Orlando.

Michael Rooker who played Yondu (the character unfortunately is not a part of the ride) said his family enjoyed the ride, but there was no way his stomach was going to take it. Creators wanted to give the guests variety.

Other attractions include a space for a "dance-off", hosted by Star-Lord, who supplies the tunes from his old-school boombox.

The attraction - which replaces the Tower of Terror - officially opens to the public this weekend.

The attraction will be based in the Collector's fortress-esque museum, called the Tivan Collection, as seen in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy. The transplanted ride was widely viewed as a quick-fix to boost attendance at the then-struggling park.

In keeping with the film, music and irreverent humor are frequently used throughout the ride. The elevator's movements change depending on which song is playing. There are six escape scenarios, which are random, but I kept getting "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar.

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"There are different universes of the Marvel universe", Gunn said. "It's been exciting and a lot of fun to help direct and shape the experience so that it has all the heart and fun and humor of the Guardians movies".

Many riders said they enjoyed the queue line, which included displays in the lobby featuring props from the Guardians movies and "Easter Eggs" like a "Figment" figure from Disney's Epcot in Florida.

Rocket, a lethal wise-cracking raccoon-like creature voiced in the films and ride by Bradley Cooper, is brought to life through animatronics. And Disney officials have cryptically implied that the park's Hollywood Backlot area could soon be re-branded, perhaps with a Marvel theme?

There's a good chance that Disneyland will also reach capacity for the day, but if you happen to be in the area and managed to get in, shoot me an email with your experience on the ride. "We got to imagine it but we never got to walk in it".

In addition to the new attraction, Summer of Heroes begins May 27 with Guardians of the Galaxy characters and Super Heroes appearing in Disney California Adventure for new exploits and Heroic Encounters.

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