Seriously guys, leave everything valuable behind and hold on tight because this is one hella-crazy MCU-themed experience.
If you’re fortunate enough to have visited Disneyland & California Adventure in the last six months, you may have noticed a slight change to the Adventure Park – a rather bright and out of this world sight has replaced that of the dark and gloomy Tower of Terror.
That’s because Marvel and its group of misfits have hijacked the attraction and transformed it into the memorable ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout’.
The ride, just like the Guardians, is musical, wild and quirky but still thrillingly terrifying.
I recently had the chance to experience it first-hand, and here’s a bit of a breakdown on what you can expect from the ‘Breakout’:
The adventure began the moment I stepped into ‘The Collector’s Fortress’ where I walked among priceless, rare and sometimes living artefacts from across the universe.
Once I was well within the fortress, Taneleer Tivan appeared on a screen, greeting me to his chambers.
Initially, it was all calm excitement, especially when my Guardians favourite, Rocket, appeared out of nowhere with a mission rundown and directions on how to ‘breakout’.
That’s where the light-hearted fun ended.
I was escorted into a confined space – resembling an elevator -, where I was told to take a seat, strap myself in and place my personal items on the floor. Then the doors shut.
From there it was practically a real-life version of that scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. where Rocket, Baby Groot and Yondu rapidly jumped across 700 planets.
I was literally free-falling and then rising, free-falling, rising, stopping and then free-falling and rising for what felt like 10 minutes but was actually only around 120 seconds.
At some point, I felt like I was “going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy” (other riders) but then the ride stopped at the top, the doors opened and the entire theme park was spread out before me.
It was a beautiful, peaceful moment, that lasted only around a second before the doors shut and I was using the last of my vocals on one final free-fall.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout’ is a wicked fun experience. I highly recommend it, but as a warning to all, it’ll leave you either ready to go again or like me, struggling to hold down your lunch.
The best part is, there are several variations of the ride, depending on which music is used, so if you choose to complete the ‘mission’ a second-time around, it definitely won’t be the same as the first.
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