(From New York Post) The Guardians of the Galaxy are toppling the Tower of Terror.
Disney is replacing the vertigo-inducing “Twilight Zone”-themed elevator ride at its California theme park with a new attraction that will open next summer based on the space super heroes.
The new ride will bring thrillseekers through a museum where the characters from the hit Marvel film are being held as prisoners.
“The captor doesn’t know it but Rocket Raccoon has escaped and is enlisting our aid—all the guests—to help the Guardians in a breakout scheme,” Joe Rohde, creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement. “And the rest is comical chaos; a very funny, very irreverent story and a really wonderful addition to Disney California Adventure.”
Construction will wrap on the new ride by next May, just in time for the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Fans of the the Tower of Terror, which debuted at Disney World in 1994 and features a 13-story drop, were angry their beloved adrenaline-booster was getting the boot.