Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT! Opens May 27 with Summer of Heroes and All-New Epic Experiences
Step into blockbuster super hero stories at Disney California Adventure Park!
Last month, we shared details from a private tour of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure park.
Get your calendars out because we finally have a date! Disney California Adventure park will soon be the destination for adventure, intrigue and triumph as recruits from around the world – like you – join forces with legendary Super Heroes in an ever-expanding universe of stories that will grow even bigger over time. This summer, we are kicking off the action with the May 27 grand opening of the thrilling, rocking attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
This new adventure blasts you straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story for the first time ever, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As you help Rocket bust his pals out of the Collector’s Fortress, you will experience randomized ride experiences complete with all-new visual and audio effects and music inspired by the popular film soundtracks. You never know which adventure you will get!
There will be even more ways to step into Super Hero stories with Summer of Heroes, May 27 through September 10. Answer the call for this limited-time celebration as you join the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy for all-new epic experiences.
Summer of Heroes will launch these new, year-round experiences:
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – Don’t be surprised if you run into the Guardians of the Galaxy on their way to the Milano, with Star-Lord firing up his old-school boom box to get the party started. Gamora may prefer to stand back and observe, but everyone else is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash!
- Super Hero Encounters – For the first time, citizens of Earth will come face-to-face with Groot, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! You can also step up to meet the First Avenger, Captain America, along with everyone’s favorite web slinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
And for a limited time, step up to the challenge with new adventures during Summer of Heroes:
- Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.
- Heroic Encounter: Black Widow – Black Widow will arrive on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park guests.
- Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action – All that heroism making you hungry? Want a token as proof of your adventures when you get home? Special themed merchandise and food will be available throughout Hollywood Land.
The summer brings even more to get excited about over at Disneyland park as classic favorites return with the reopening of the Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions, with the “Fantasmic!” nighttime spectacular returning later in the summer. We’ll have opening dates to share soon for these attractions. And don’t miss your chance to see the classic Main Street Electrical Parade during its limited-time run at Disneyland park through June 18.
#HeroUp at Disney California Adventure park with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and Summer of Heroes, beginning May 27!
Entertainment and attractions are subject to change and cancellation without notice. Please check the show guide for days and times.
Stay tuned to Marvel.com as we bring more details as the attraction develops.
New Details Emerge From Disneyland's Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! Ride
Everything You Need to Know About the Marvel Attraction So Far!
Last year, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was coming to Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort this summer!
Recently, Marvel.com was invited to Disney California Adventure for a sneak peek of the construction site for the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction with Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, and Joe Rohde, Walt Disney Imagineering Portfolio Creative Executive, as construction is currently underway.
Here’s everything we learned about the fast-paced, high-energy Marvel attraction during this visit:
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is an immersive, irreverent high energy ride system that isn’t revisiting Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” film. It’ll offer new high-dynamic experiences unrelated to the 2014 film, or even, the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” film.
Ride System Narrative + Easter Eggs
Before you even step foot onto the ride system, you’re already immersed in the Guardians of the Galaxy world. The exterior of the fortress displays a “Tivan Collection: First Time on Public Display” marquee which Rocket Raccoon has rearranged the signage to say “Mission: BREAKOUT!”
Riders will make their way to a main room with collections on display; what’s in the vitrine will change over time. However, it will always connect to a larger Marvel universe. Rohde stresses, “it’s a living collection that’s alive and connects to a broader world.” Artifacts will draw from television, film, and other projects to come. True Believers, there will be many surprises for the faithful comics readers. Quesada notes that “Marvel uses the real world as a canvas.”
The Collector will address guest riders on a large screen and state you need security clearance to move through each room of the museum. Once you make it to Tivan’s private office, riders will notice that Rocket has escaped the collection. You’ll be enlisted to scan your human hand print to blow the generator and release the other Guardian members. While Rocket laid out a great plan, he didn’t think of all the cages being released as part of the deal. This is where the fun begins!
Before leaving the maintenance bay, Rocket grabs the Awesome Mix Tape. For the ride system, it’ll be a mixture of songs heard in “Guardians of the Galaxy” as well as new, era-appropriate rock additions. Any given experience (or “ride profile”) on the ride system will be different through various randomized sequences, images and rock song.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! tone
Rohde explains, “This is a comedy, action/adventure, prison-break. We invest immediately in movement. Everything that happens on the ride, from the moment you take off, happens in the context of this very physical chaos. It’s insane chaos; but really funny, really fun chaos that ensues for the rest of the ride.” Remember, the Guardians’ breakout requires an inside man — that’s you! Just between us, cast members working the attraction have been embedded as Tivan Group employees.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! lands at Disney California Adventure park this summer! Whatever you do, don’t not feed the strange creatures and stay tuned to Marvel.com as we bring more details as the attraction develops.
New experiences unveiled in lineup of immersive entertainment!
In 2018, Disney Cruise Line guests will celebrate Marvel Day at Sea on the Disney Magic during eight special voyages from Miami departing January through April. The new Marvel Day at Sea voyages from Miami follow the premiere of the epic event on seven special sailings from New York City in the fall of 2017. New character interactions and an immersive show with Doctor Strange take center stage in the lineup of entertainment throughout the day-long celebration on all Marvel Day at Sea cruises.
Marvel Day at Sea combines the thrills of renowned Marvel comics, films and animated series, the excitement of a Disney Cruise to summon everyone’s inner Super Hero for the adventures that lie ahead during this unforgettable day at sea.
The event features exclusive character interactions, including the debut of Black Panther and Loki as part of a Disney vacation experience. Marvel Day at Sea also marks the first official appearance of Iron Man on a Disney Cruise Line ship.
In the Walt Disney Theatre, a spell-binding new show featuring Doctor Strange will keep families on the edge of their seats. Doctor Strange will showcase his journey from doubter to practitioner as he demonstrates the power of the mystic arts. The show concludes with an epic battle where guests must help Doctor Strange against the Dark Dimension.
Occurring on one action-packed day during each of the special Disney Magic sailings, Marvel Day at Sea transports guests to a new realm of possibilities when the Marvel Universe assembles on the ship. The event features all-day entertainment including interactions with some of the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and the menacing foes who oppose them, an extraordinary deck party, Marvel-themed youth activities, special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings.
Also featured are exclusive at-sea screenings of fan-favorite films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the newest theatrical releases, as well as viewings of the Disney XD shows: “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” and “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Marvel Day at Sea hosts an awesome mix of immersive entertainment that is sure to empower guests to unlock their hidden superhuman abilities as they assemble their own Super Hero community onboard the Disney Magic on this very special day. Highlights include:
Unleash Your Inner Super Hero during the Ultimate Day at Sea
- Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Panther, Loki and other Marvel Universe Super Heroes and Villains are onboard for scheduled interactions and photos.
- During an immersive show in the Walt Disney Theatre, Doctor Strange demonstrates the power of the mystic arts and enlists guests in an epic battle against the Dark Dimension.
- A brand-new spectacular party fills the upper deck with music, dancing and games.
- The deck party culminates in a stunning display of themed pyrotechnics, lighting, sound effects and the largest collection of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains ever assembled on a cruise ship.
- Kids and families summon their Marvel knowledge and enjoy friendly competition during trivia games, covering courageous heroes and fun facts from the Marvel Universe.
- For young heroes-in-training, Marvel-themed games, activities and arts and crafts will be offered throughout the day in the Marvel’s Avengers Academy in the Oceaneer Club.
The new 2018 Marvel Day at Sea sailings depart from Miami on Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 18; March 18; April 1, 15 and 29. The five-night cruises include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and either Cozumel, Mexico, or Grand Cayman.
Marvel Day at Sea from New York will be on seven- and eight-night Disney Magic Bahamian cruises departing on Oct. 6, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 11 and 18, 2017. All will include a stop at Disney’s private island Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral, Fla., with a day at the Walt Disney World Resort. Marvel Day at Sea will be on one seven-night Canadian Coast cruise departing from New York on Oct. 21, 2017, with stops at Charlottetown, Sydney and Halifax.
To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit http://www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact their travel agent.
Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion Brings New Marvel Area
Family Tourist Destination Includes Multiple New Attractions and Live Entertainment Experiences
Avengers Assemble! Disney has announced their expanding Hong Kong Disneyland with multiple new attractions and live entertainment experiences, including a Marvel-themed area, in a new expansion proposal.
The Iron Man Experience is set to open early January, with the epicenter of the Marvel Universe unfolding around the attraction into a themed area. Hong Kong Disneyland guests will have the opportunity to fight alongside Marvel Super Heroes!
Full details on the Hong Kong Disneyland expansion below after the jump.
Thousands took to Disneyland for the third annual event!
Thousand of runners descended on Disneyland Resort this past weekend of the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, November 10-13. Races included the Captain America 5K, Doctor Strange 10K, Avengers Half Marathon and kids races. Plus, runners tackled the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge by finishing the 10K and the Half Marathon!
Runners had the opportunity to pose with Super Heroes—including Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Thor, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man—along the courses as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes urged them on. Additionally, cosplayers, military representatives, World War II re-enactor, local high school cheerleaders, bands, and more lined the path for encouragement.
Congratulations to all the participants in the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend. Check out the gallery above for some of our favorite moments!
A new Marvel ride makes its debut at Disney California Adventure in summer 2017!
Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced to a packed house of fans that the Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Disney California Adventure park!
Beginning summer 2017, the outrageous and irreverent gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a comically high-energy, rocking new adventure. Guests will be right in the mix with characters from the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy“ films.
Deep inside his fortress-like collection, the mysterious Taneleer Tivan (aka The Collector) is displaying his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy. They are trapped in customized display cases, suspended over a vast abyss. Unbeknownst to their unscrupulous captor, the intrepid Rocket has escaped and is enlisting the Collector’s VIP guests for help. Guests board a gantry lift, which launches them into a chaotic and hilarious adventure as they join Rocket in an attempt to break his fellow Guardians out of captivity.
The new attraction will anchor a broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time at Disney California Adventure park. This exciting new presence will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (scheduled to close in early 2017) into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with all-new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple random, unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift will rock to the beat of music inspired by the film’s popular soundtrack.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opens summer 2017 at Disney California Adventure park. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog as we’ll bring you more details as the attraction develops as well as opportunities to celebrate The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ before it closes in early 2017.
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Captain America 75th Anniversary Tribute Statue
Get your first look and hear exciting new details!
In honor of Captain America’s 75th anniversary, Marvel (in association with Comicave) will be unveiling a 13-foot commemorative statue for the beloved super hero created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon at San Diego Comic-Con –- and Marvel.com is excited to provide this sneak peak. For those of you in attendance, visit it live at the Marvel booth — #2329 — where fans can take photo ops on the show floor.
And for those not at SDCC, the commemorative statue will travel cross country to the Steve Roger’s hometown — Brooklyn, NY — where it will be on temporary display in the Children’s Corner of Prospect Park for two weeks. This will all kick off with a dedication ceremony and community event on August 10th from 1-3pm. That evening, a special viewing of the recent blockbuster film, Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” will take place in Prospect Park as part of the Brooklyn Borough’s “Movies Under the Stars” program.
After a half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue for September, during which exciting Marvel fan activations will take place. October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the atrium of the soon-to-be opened “Beyond” flagship location in Industry City. There, fans of all ages will enjoy a special re-designed statue base, perfect for photos!
You can follow Captain America Statue’s cross-country journey route through photos on social media sites like Marvel and @StyledByMarvel on Instagram.
Captain America 75th Anniversary Tribute Statue
Ippudo & Marvel
New York's premiere ramen shop gets a Marvel makeover!
On Thursday, February 25and Friday, February 26, New York’s premiere ramen shop, Ippudo, located at 321 West 51st Street, will hold a special event spotlighting Marvel’s Super Heroes!
During this one-of-kind pop-up, Marvel Comics fans and noodle lovers alike can watch as some of Earth’s Mightest Heroes “team-up” inside Ippudo Westside’s secret second floor Ramen Bar, where Ramen Master Fumihiro Kanegae will serve his newest noodle creation, “The Avengers Interactive Ramen.”
Each customer lucky enough to score a seat will receive a special collaboration T-shirt designed by artist, Matt Waite, and each bowl of ramen will be served with beverages selected and paired by Chizuko Niikawa-Helton of Sake Discoveries. There will also be other surprises in store throughout each seating.
Marvel x Ippudo
“Everyone here at Marvel is thrilled that we’re able to collaborate with Ippudo on this unique event, one that spotlights the Marvel heroes in a way we’ve never seen before,” said Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Creative and Creator Development, C.B. Cebulski. “This special bowl of ramen that Kanegae-san has created is not only work of art in its own right, it’s truly tasty too!”
“As one of Marvel’s biggest fans, I could not be more excited to honor Marvel’s Avengers in the form of ramen. I’ve had to carefully consider each character’s powers and personalities in order to select the appropriate ingredients to blend in our bowls,” adds Fumihiro Kanegae. “Now, if only Marvel will lend me Iron Man’s armor to wear while cooking both nights!”
The event will be open to the public with a limit of 40 bowls of ramen per day. Seating will begin at 5:00pm on both days, and no reservations are accepted.