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Disneyland Reveals Tower of Terror Transition to Guardians of the Galaxy Ride



Disneyland has revealed the plans behind the Tower of Terror transition to the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride. The makeover will transform the classic Disney attraction into a new Marvel Comics-themed ride due to open in 2017.

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The Tower of Terror will close in January of 2017 and undergo a facelift. The beloved attraction was one of the more popular rides in the park and some critics feel the change feels “un-Disney-like” and feel the change is the equivalent to removing the Haunted Mansion from the Magic Kingdom. A petition was even started in an attempt to save the ride from getting an overhaul.

Alas, the changes will proceed in the Disneyland location.

The last day to ride the Tower of Terror in it’s classic glory is January 2, 2017. In the summer, it will reopen s the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, Mission: Breakout. The hotel-style building will be transformed into a giant warehouse where “The Collector” stores living beings from around the universe.

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Very little will be left echoing the former TOT ride according to Disney Imagineer John Mauro. The model Disney released shows a building surging with power giving guest a feel of a power plant/fortress.

What do you think of Disneyland overhauling the classic Tower of Tower ride? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom says

    That is surprising. If it’s one of their more popular rides, it would make more sense to either look at other rides not doing as well, or heck, just building a new ride! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Christy Maurer says

    I think it is good that Disney keeps things relevant to pop culture! There are so many Guardians of the Galaxy fans, that this is sure to get lots of longgg lines lol!

  3. Jocelyn Cañasa Brown says

    I am a big Guardians of the Galaxy fan, so this really makes me happy! I think Disney comes up with some great attractions!

  4. Emma Spellman says

    I am sad that it is going away, but I understand the need for change. I hope they at least keep a part of the building, so that at least the memory of it remains.

  5. Madi says

    Interesting, I had no clue this change was happening! Tower of Terror is one of my favorite rides at Disney!

  6. Pam Wattenbarger says

    I have actually never been on Tower of Terror. I hope the new ride is just as fun for everyone who loves Disney though.

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy says

    I’ve never been on the Tower of Terror ride. It sounds like Disney is trying to improve their attractions. It’s great that they’re keeping things fresh.

  8. Sarah says

    What a fun ride to release. I am betting many will love this ride!

  9. Anita Anderson says

    I went to Disney world 2 yrs ago and was going to go on the Tower of terror but my son got scared. Will miss not going on it but can’t wait for the new transition of Guardians of the Galaxy Ride.

  10. Jaclyn Anne says

    I always loved the Tower of Terror and will be kinda sad to see it change! But, I am sure it will be amazing after they remake it as well 🙂

  11. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says

    I love that they can transform it into something completely different! There’s a lot of work ahead for those engineers.

  12. Dawn McAlexander says

    We went to Disney World a couple of years ago and the Tower of Terror was one of our favorite rides. I hate to see it go, but on the other hand, I am excited to see what the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride will be like.

  13. Jasmine says

    I can’t wait to go to Disney again soon! This one sounds like my kind of ride and I know my boys will love it!

  14. Susan Quackenbush says

    Whoah! That sounds intense, I can’t wait to learn more! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  15. lauren happel says

    My kids are going to be so excited!! We have DisneyLand on our bucket list, we have done Disney World 3 times already but everyone wants to go to DisneyLand too!

  16. Sarh S says

    Guardians of the Galaxy ride?! How awesome this must be, I know my kids would love this.

  17. LaShawn says

    We meant to go last year when we were there, but didn’t make it! Now I’m so sad!

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