Disney California Adventure opens its Guardians of the Galaxy ride
May 25, 2017, 9:16 PM ·
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The director and stars of Guardians of the Galaxy joined Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek to open officially the first Marvel-themed ride at a Disney theme park in the United States, Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout.
Director James Gunn welcomed Guardians actors Pom Klementieff, Michael Rooker, and Zoe Saldana (pulling double duty after appearing at the Pandora opening yesterday in Orlando) before an interruption by The Collector himself, Benicio Del Toro, who declared open The Tivan Collection on Earth.
That collection, of course, is the newly rethemed former Hollywood Tower Hotel in Disney California Adventure's Hollywood Land, which Chapek dropped yet another hint will continue to transform into a Marvel-themed land in the years to come.
Tonight's opening concludes two jam-packed days of theme park debuts, here in Anaheim and in Orlando. We were on both coasts for all events this week, so if you missed any of our reports, here they are for your reading enjoyment. (And if you didn't miss them the first time around, thanks for reading! Theme Park Insider readers are the best!)