I firmly believe Disney knows what it’s doing with their parks 99% of the time. I trust most of their choices, and while I was a little sad to see the Tower of Terror go, I had faith in them. This has proven to pay off, as initial surveys conducted by the Guest Research team shows that the new Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout! ride now has a slightly higher approval rating than the Tower did in its last few years of operation.
Disneyland’s Tower of Terror was undeniably a fan favorite. The ride had opened on May 5th, 2004 (the Disney World one is older by nearly a decade) and fans loved it. So when Disneyland announced last fall the ride was closing and would be replaced, people were by far and large angry about it.
Many stated that it was a mistake, or that is was a national tragedy. Many on my social media feeds were furious, but at the same time I noticed a lot of the outrage came from people who had never been to Disneyland, or had only been once. I can understand having that reaction if you visit that park regularly, but like I said, Disney World’s tower is still open.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Mission: Breakout! has proven to be an undeniable success for California Adventure, with wait times still over 120 minutes, and Fastpasses usually gone for the day by mid-morning. There have even been talks of a Halloween overlay for the Mission: Breakout! ride, which will only up the wait time. That being said, the other Marvel additions haven’t been nearly as popular. It’s a shame, too, since California Adventure has not always fared well in terms of popularity compared to other parks.
Hopefully Disney can get its act together and make the other Marvel attractions a hit. California Adventure is an awesome park with a lot of potential. Hopefully I’ll be back there within the year to experience Guardians Of The Galaxy Mission: Breakout! all for myself.