Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, dropped the announcement (see what I did there?) that a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction is coming to Disney California Adventure. The new attraction, named Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission BREAKOUT!, is slated to open next summer. Fans of the Marvel Universe will finally have an actual attraction in a Disney Park. Up until now, the Marvel presence in Disney’s U.
Earlier this week, Frozen Ever After opened in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. With the continued popularity of Frozen, this new attraction was inundated with long lines of people waiting to see how the kingdom of Arendelle is represented in this new dark ride. The standby lines extended past Epcot’s China Pavilion and had an expected wait time of over 5 hours. To make things worse, the ride went down several times during its first two days of operation, leaving guests waiting even longer to get in.
In case you’ve missed it, there’s a disturbing rumor circulating this week that Disney is planning on introducing "Guardians of the Galaxy" to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure. The disturbing part of the rumor is that it will come in the form of a re-theme of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. I thought "Guardians of the Galaxy" was a great movie and I’d love to see more of it (and other Marvel properties) represented in Disney’s parks.
New characts from Pixar’s "Finding Dory" will be swimming up to the "Human Tank" this summer at Turtle Talk with Crush in both Epcot and Disney California Adventure. The new characters will include Destiny the whale shark, Bailey the beluga whale, and Hank the "septopus". Even the little dude, Squirt, will be joining his old man to answer questions from the humans. In case you’re unfamiliar with Turtle Talk with Crush, it’s a wonderfully fun interactive show where Crush from "
Disney is reporting that Luigi and Guido are returning from their trip to Italy and reopening Casa Della Tires in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land. When it reopens on March 7th, so will Luigi’s Rollickin' Roadsters, a trackless family ride where each car will have it’s own unique "dance" so that no two rides will be the same. When Cars Land opened in 2012, Casa Della Tires was the home to Luigi’s Flying Tires, a ride where guests would ride tires on a cushion of air (think really big air hockey table).
We’re hearing that Toy Story Midway Mania in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is closing on March 15th for a one day refurb, likely to complete work in the queue area for a third track to be open sometime this summer. Toy Story Midway Mania is one of the most popular attractions in not only Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but in all of Walt Disney World. This blend of dark ride and video game put guest in front of 3D screens where they shoot balls, throw darts at balloons, and toss pies to earn points.