No seriously guys, leave everything valuable behind and hold on tight because this is one hella-crazy MCU-themed experience.
If you’ve visited Disneyland & California Adventure in the last six months, you may have noticed a slight change to the Adventure Park – the popular dark and gloomy exterior to Tower of Terror has been replaced by one that’s rather bright and out-of-this-world.
That’s because Marvel and its quirky group of misfits have taken over the attraction and turned it into the memorable ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout’.
I recently had the chance to experience it and as you’d expect from anything related to Star-Lord, it’s musical, wild and very quirky.
Here’s a breakdown of what I experienced:
The adventure began the moment I stepped into ‘The Collector’s Fortress’ where I was able to walk (and wait) among priceless, rare and sometimes living artefacts from across the universe.
Once I was well within the room, Taneleer Tivan appeared on a television screen where he greeted his visitors.
It all seemed calm and exciting especially when everyone’s favourite Guardian, Rocket, made an appearance to give me a mission rundown and directions on how to ‘breakout’.
That’s where the fun and games ended.
I was seated in a space resembling an elevator, told to strap myself in, place my personal items on the floor and then the doors shut.
From there it was practically a real-life version of that scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. when Rocket, Baby Groot and Yondu 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 doors to the room opened and the entire theme park was spread out before me.
The peaceful moment lasted for around a second before the doors shut and I was using the last of my vocals on one final free-fall.
It’s a wicked fun experience that’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 (which I didn’t), it definitely won’t be the same as the first.
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