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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

You’ve got clearance, let’s roll! Join Rocket as he attempts to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from the collector on Disneyland’s newest thrill ride: Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” The Disney imagineers have outdone themselves once again. Previously the Hollywood Tower of Terror, the attraction has been reimagined with overlays to make it the home of the Collector, Taneleer Tivan. Shimmering gold, blue, and red give a fresh look to the attraction.  Yet, it’s inside that truly shines.

The line queue features many items from the Collector’s personal collection. There are tons of nods to the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise, but you don’t have to have seen the movies to enjoy them. The movies are super fun, though, so go see them.

Join Rocket as he attempts to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy on Disneyland's newest thrill ride: Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!

Next, you’ll find yourself in the Collector’s personal office. Pro-tip: Stand in the back right corner for the best view of the Collector’s welcome message. Rocket interrupts the Collector’s message to put his plan into action to free the Guardians from the fortress.

As you board the elevator style thrill ride, you’ll experience a random set of drops set to a fantastic, also random, soundtrack.

  • “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar (1980)
  • “Give Up The Funk” by Parliament (1975)
  • “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf (1968)
  • “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 (1969)
  • “Free Ride” by The Edgar Winter Group (1973)
  • “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley (1972)

My trips down and up and down again were set to “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” Now I need to go back to Disney’s California Adventure to experience the remaining soundtracks. The randomized songs also include different escape sequences, so you really do need to ride multiple times to collect them all.

Check out a little bit of the attraction:

The new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! ride has a height requirement of 40 inches, meaning my two older children are tall enough to rock out and drop in. The ride does involve heights and unexpected drops, but my 7 and 9-year-old’s adore the Disney thrills.

Join Rocket as he attempts to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy on Disneyland's newest thrill ride: Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!

I didn’t win any mom points for riding without them, but I did score some back by bringing them some fun treats from the ride’s grand opening ceremony. Mickey Mouse throws one heck of a party! I sipped on spinal fluid and nibbled Rocket Macarons. The food displays were out of this galaxy cool with an infinity wall and an anti-gravity wall featuring individual servings stuck with velcro to the wall.

Join Rocket as he attempts to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy on Disneyland's newest thrill ride: Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!

With all things GotG, I loved all the themed photo ops. It gave me tons of ideas for bringing the Guardians home to my family. Themed movie night, anyone?

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! is now open at Disney’s California Adventure Park.  Will you join Rocket to break out the Guardians this summer?

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  1. 1
    robin rue says:

    Oh man, I wish this one was in FL, too. I have no idea when I will get back to Disneyland to experience this, but hopefully it’s not too long.

  2. 2

    This looks amazing! Thanks for the review and all the great tips. I am so excited for the movie and now I think I need to try this experience!

  3. 3

    Oh wow what an awesome sounding ride, if I ever make it to the park I am totally heading for it and making sure I grab the corner!

  4. 4

    That sounds like so much fun! I love rides like this that get me more into my favorite movies.

  5. 5
    Pam Wattenbarger says:

    That sounds like a really cool event. Guardians of the Galaxy is huge with all of the kids I know.

  6. 6

    I totally have to do this some day. From the video, it seems like they do a really good job of immersing you in the Guardians of the Galaxy world!

  7. 7

    That is fully awesome! My family is going. We had no plans to go. But we. are. GOING!

  8. 8

    We are going this summer and I am so excited to try the new Guardians ride! I haven’t even seen the film yet, but I am really looking forward to experiencing this with my family.

  9. 9

    So fun, love this ride!! Disneyland is our place!

  10. 10

    Wow this looks so cool! My son is still dying to see Guardians!

  11. 11

    I love the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Looks like so much fun ! I imagine our world would have a lot less smiles and fun if Walt Disney wasn’t successful.

  12. 12

    That looks like such a fun ride. I have to admit that I’m sorry they replaced Tower of Terror, but this looks like a lot of fun.

  13. 13

    This looks like a fun and adventurous ride! I really like your film footage you took – it really goes through it well.

  14. 14

    I just missed this! I was there last week and it wasn’t open yet. I would have loved to have tried this ride out before I left California, but it wasn’t meant to be. That gives me a reason to come back!

  15. 15

    This is so much fun! I think it’s awesome to be able to go here and just experience the attraction in person. I’m sure it’s amazing!

  16. 16
    Our Family World says:

    I love that quote by Walt Disney. It is true! I hope they will also have this in Florida. The guardians of the Galaxy movie was fun, so I am sure this Disney attraction is even more fun!

  17. 17

    I wish we could change plans and go to Disneyland instead of Disney World. I would love to experience the Guardians of the Galaxy Ride! Disney never ceases to amaze its visitors. It is undeniably the happiest place on earth.

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