Back in July, Disney announced that the last day to ride the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at California Adventure will be January 2, 2017. However, instead of just completely closing down the ride or building an Elsa castle as some rumors around school stated, there are actually many plans for a ride makeover.
The Hollywood Tower of Terror ride will be changed into a new “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride and will still incorporate the fast dropping elevator drop fans know and love. However the rest of the ride will be completely remodeled using the popular superhero franchise with the new name of the ride turning into Guardians of the Galaxy, Mission Breakout. According to Joe Rohoe, a Walt Disney imagineer, has plans for the ride to include a museum-like entrance with the collector’s items from all around the world surrounding us. Inside are the imprisoned guardians and the ride includes us as an audience helping the guardians breakout. Through the entire journey, music similar to the songs played in the movie, will be playing in the background. He also claims this will be the first ride of many in a new universe in California Adventure.
Disney’s new “Guardians of the Galaxy” ride is expected to open in the summer of 2017. Even though this ride looks like it would be a lot of fun, fans will surely miss the Hollywood Tower of Terror ride. Luckily since September 9, Disney has been hosting one last promotion for both Halloween and to mark the closing of the ride. Brave thrill seekers will be rushing to go to California Adventure before October 31st as guests could experience the ride in complete darkness at night. The park will also offer photo opportunities in front of the iconic sign outside the ride, offer commemorative merchandise, performances, as well as offer special food and beverages up until the closing.
In order to experience the ride one last time, make sure to visit California Adventure soon, or you could always visit the Orlando version of the ride as the Hollywood Tower of Terror at Disney World plans to remain open.