Ever since the announcement of Cars Land on October 17th, 2007, it has been widely speculated and debated on countless Disney forum sites across the internet that Disney has abandoned the California part of Disney California Adventure. This belief has only been reinforced by the removal of such attractions as Superstar Limo, Golden Dreams, and Soarin’ over California as well as changes made to the lands like the removal of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bountiful Valley Farm. Despite these changes, however, Disney has not abandoned the California theme but rather loosened it. Today I’m going to explain why and hopefully end this debate once and for all.
In case you haven’t heard the news, at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Disney announced that Tower of Terror in Disney California Adventure would be getting a face-lift into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout! The attraction has been described as a kind of warehouse, fortress, power-plant by Joe Rhode, the lead Imagineer behind this project. According to Mr. Rhode, the attraction will take guests up and down, just like Tower of Terror, but rather than the scary element of Tower of Terror, now it’ll be funny and full of humor and music. You can watch the Joe Rhode attempt to kind of describe and sort of give an idea as to what the ride might kind of sort of be like in this video here. As you can see in the header for this entry, there was also this piece of concept art released by Disney. Now, after studying this piece of concept art and watching the video with Joe Rhode multiple times, I’ve come to this conclusion this ride will be nothing but absolute garbage.