The Tower Of Escape: Disneyland Adds More Marvel
As we already know, Disneyland in Anaheim, California recently closed the beloved Tower of Terror ride to replace it with a Guardians of the Galaxy ride called "Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!". While the ride won't be complete until the summer, guests visiting the park can watch construction in real time. The ride will be located inside California Adventure in the old Hollywood section of the park, next to the Hyperion Theater.
This isn't Disney's first time at integrating non Disney worlds into Mickey Mouse Utopia. In 1987 Disney introduced Star Tours, the first non Disney world brought in since the park opened in 1955. Despite that, Star Tours fits in well in each park it's in. When Disney bought Lucas Arts in 2012, park goers saw an influx of Star Wars themed stuff in the parks, the most obvious being at Disney's Hollywood Studio's in Orlando, Florida.
Hong Kong Disneyland has already dipped their toes into the Marvel additions with an Iron Man experience. The Iron Man Experience is a 3D ride similar to Star Tours, with multiple story lines and outcomes. The difference between these two is Iron Man takes place in real world Hong Kong, creating a completely immersive world guests can relate too. Disney Cruise Lines will launch their Marvel Day At Sea excursions this fall, where guests can have meet and greets with various Avengers. If you are interested in meeting Captain America and Thor, they have been doing meet and greets at Disneyland.
As far as Disney World in Florida, we likely won't see any Marvel in those parks until Universal Studio's gives up the rights for their Marvel attractions. I have yet to visit Universal, but I can tell you from multiple visits to Disney that Marvel would do well there, especially in Epcot. Epcot's Future World is in dire need of an upgrade, and the fantastic world of Marvel would fit in perfectly there.
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