He’s no baby: First Look at full-size Groot character coming to Disneyland with Star-Lord, Gamora

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In a surprising turn of events for the upcoming Summer of Heroes event at Disneyland, the resort has revealed that the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance-Off and subsequent character encounter will incorporate the very tall adult Groot from the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie– as opposed to Baby Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and the Guardians meet-and-greet at Walt Disney World.

According to Disney, “for the first time on Terra (that’s Earth to you and me) you’ll encounter the one-and-only Groot. He arrives on the scene just as the Dance Off is wrapping up, but is happy to stay for a while and visit with everyone as Star-Lord and Gamora make their escape.”

In addition to the Awesome Dance-Off, Summer of Heroes will also include more fun like the Avengers Training Initiative with Hawkeye and Black Widow, and the already-present meet-and-greets with Spider-Man and Captain America.


Summer of Heroes launches Saturday, May 27th with the grand opening of the new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction at Disney California Adventure.

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