Jeanine, Jason, and Laura all attended the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opening at Disney California Adventure, so the blogs on the event are going to be collaborative efforts.
Jeanine and Laura have already presented a lot of background information on the attraction in two earlier blogs:
Sneak Peek at “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” and “Summer of Heroes”
First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
This time we had more time to wander around the entire queue. The exterior queue is known as the “Gardens of the Galaxy”. It is also part of the Collection, and features unusual plants and audio recordings.
Laura had the opportunity to do a recorded ride-through of Mission: BREAKOUT! She says: “I really enjoyed the attraction. There are six versions, with six different songs, though I’ve only experienced the one. I thought the visuals – which were filmed with the actors from the movie specifically for the attraction – worked well, though I wish they could have been a little longer. While the ride seems to have more intense motion than before, it is broken up by several stops – so that we can see those scenes. While I’m still not really convinced that this attraction fits into Hollywood Land, it was a lot of fun.”
Laura also says:
“After the ride, be sure to listen to some of the comments you’ll hear while you’re still in the ride vehicle.”
“Also, as you’re in the exit hallway headed towards the Collector’s Warehouse (gift shop), listen to the music and to some of the dialog and sounds you hear. I had the area to myself – once the ride is open I hope you’ll still be able to hear it over the voices of everyone exiting the attraction.”
Jeanine: “Having more time to walk around the entry this time, I noticed a similar effect in the main collection room–some of the exhibits move or talk, although they don’t necessarily do it often and they don’t do the same things all the time. The Ultron Sentry occasionally sings ‘I’ve Got No Strings,’ as in ‘Age of Ultron,’ but when I waited around for him to do it again, he said a different line.”
Later in the day Laura spoke with Estefania Harbuck, Creative Producer for the attraction:
That night we all attended the Grand Opening of the Tivan Collection.
Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, was there, along with Director/Writer James Gunn.
Several members of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast were in attendance, including Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Benicio Del Toro (Taneleer Tivan),Michael Rooker (Yondu), and Pom Klementieff (Mantis).
The opening concluded with fireworks and lights on the Fortress.
Video of Opening Ceremony:
Afterwards, guests wanting to tour the Tivan Collection were treated to a Groot greet out in front of the citadel.
We’ll have more on the events taking place during the Summer of Heroes promotion in our next blog.
(Jeanine: “Try not to call him a Trash Panda.”)