It isn’t everyday where you have the chance to direct two blockbusters for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s even rarer to have the opportunity to bring those characters to life in a theme park attraction. With Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! now open to the public at Disney California Adventure Park, James Gunn has the honor of seeing an attraction at a Disney Park that immerses guests into the world of the Guardians like never before.
Gunn was approached by Disney Imagineers about a year and a half prior to the grand opening of Mission: Breakout!. Although he is a professional filmmaker, Gunn had to jump at the opportunity.
In a recent post on his official Facebook page, Gunn reflected on the experiences he had collaborating with the Imagineers in bringing Mission: Breakout! to life. He thanks them for their hard work and dedication in giving the Guardians a new home at the Disneyland Resort. Gunn also shares that some of his early childhood memories were his trips to Disneyland with his family.
When Mission: Breakout! officially opened yesterday, wait times to queue for the new thrill ride were as long as seven hours. The line was so long, that it can be traced back towards Buena Vista Street, which serves as the main entrance at Disney California Adventure Park.
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For those planning on riding the attraction, it sure looks like you are going to need to be at the park first thing in the morning to get in line. After all, this is the first U.S. Disney theme park attraction featuring Marvel characters – the first of many, actually.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! is now open at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.
Meanwhile, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now.
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2’ Easter Eggs & Other References
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 has been out here in the states for a week. It’s no surprise that it was the number one movie this past weekend as fans were more than excited for the return of Star-Lord and the gang as they once again saved the galaxy. The film was flawed but fun, and had a great deal of heart as the concept of family was greatly explored throughout the film. Not only did it focus on Star-Lord as he learned who his real father was, but also his adoptive family the Guardians as they go through the normal pains and growths that any family goes through. Each member of the Guardians (and some new members) had great character arcs and overall, the film was incredibly entertaining.
This being a Marvel film, of course, it was loaded with Easter Eggs. Because this is a shared cinematic universe, almost every film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) references Marvel comics as well as other films within the same universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is no different as the film had a plethora of Easter Eggs related to Marvel comics, the MCU, and other things as well. Of course: Spoilers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Click Next to continue….