Since Marvel joined the Disney family, superheroes have been popping up at Disneyland to meet and greet fans. While it started with Tony Stark’s Hall of Armors becoming an installation at Innoventions, Thor and Captain America have since come to the park in the flesh for new immersive experiences in Tomorrowland. Now, it looks like even more characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be visiting the Happiest Place On Earth in order to promote their upcoming movie.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, James Gunn’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will have a special presence at Disneyland as Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Groot, and Drax the Destroyer present a special extended preview of their film before it hits theaters. This limited time 3D experience with in-theater effects will temporarily take the place of ‘Captain EO’ at the Magic Eye Theater in Tomorrowland starting on July 4th. Additionally, for the first time ever, California’s Disney park won’t be having all the Marvel fun. The sneak peek will also be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida’s Walt Disney World.
Because of the mention of in-theater effects, I’m imagining this attraction to be something like Muppet Vision 3D where there are tons of lighting effects, explosions, and a number of other tricks to make the audience feel like they’re in the movie. But what part of the movie will guests be in? Based on the following description of the film, I’m guessing that it might be an extended scene that we’ve already seen in the trailers involving a “legendary space outlaw” and some people who have no idea who he is:
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.
What do you think about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World? Are you planning on heading to the parks to check out this special preview of the upcoming Phase Two blockbuster? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ starring Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Rooker blasts off on August 1st, 2014.