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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Delivers Epic Action and Song Favorites from the 60's, 70's and 80's
Disney California Adventure Guests Experience Six Different Ride Themes - From Vintage Pop to Classic Rock Songs.
Moviegoers know that “Guardians of the Galaxy” adventures usually are accompanied by vintage pop and rock songs from Star-Lord’s awesome mix tape. So, when the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction at Disney California Adventure Park, it’s natural that this newly reimagined experience will unfold to its own musical accompaniment.
Six of them, in fact.
Guests will be tasked with the mission to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from a giant fortress. Each ride experience will see, and hear, one of six random ride scenarios created by Disney Imagineers. Each ride offers guests that terrifying ascend and drop thrill we all loved from Tower of Terror, synchronized with a popular song from the ‘60s, ‘70s or early ‘80s.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! launches guests into a crazy space adventure filled with exhilarating visuals and audio assisting Rocket as he leads the escape mission.
The multiple ride experiences are the result of extensive research, experimentation and ride testing by the creative team from Walt Disney Imagineering. The Imagineering team worked from a list of nearly 100 fun, high-energy songs, reducing the list to the final six as they boarded the attraction’s gantry lift, headsets in place, and played the six different tracks to see which songs worked best with potential ride profiles.
“A strong identifiable back beat and a memorable hook were key points,” said John Dennis, executive creative director of music with Walt Disney Imagineering. “For example, ‘Free Ride’ has an iconic guitar hook to open the song, a killer bass line in the verse and, in the chorus, the backing vocals have this great ascending line. The rock ‘n’ roll music playing on board the ride is just plain fun. The songs, each paired with its own ride profile, give us six unique experiences.”
The songs enhancing the adventure in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! are just one way the attraction incorporates music from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies. “Guardians of the Galaxy” composer Tyler Bates wrote the music for The Collector’s Fortress lobby and office scenes. The attraction exit features additional songs from, and inspired by, the films’ soundtracks. And if guests listen closely, they might also hear sounds of some of the creatures from the Tivan Collection as they exit the attraction.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT is the result of a collaboration between the creative minds behind the comic books, the films and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Be sure to add this epic new attraction to your Disney California Adventure Park itinerary.