With so many rides and attractions, Disney is bound to give a few a refresh or retheme. From the controversial changes coming to Splash Mountain to the complete overhaul of EPCOT, Disney Guests can always expect something new and exciting when visiting the Parks.
One of the biggest changes split the Disney community in two when Disney announced that it would completely retheme Disneyland’s Tower of Terror, turning it into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!. Swapping ghosts for Peter Quill/Star-Lord, the changes made to the iconic Disney attraction received a lot of criticism from fans of the former attraction.
Fan-favorite Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, who developed Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom also worked on the Guardians-themed ride in Anaheim. Years later, most can look at the new ride and see that it was a worthy successor to the classic drop-ride that was the Twighlight Zone Tower of Terror. Recently, however, one Guest riding Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! noticed a relic of the former attraction and posted it to Reddit. See the full post from u/dwightsabeast below:
Some utility signs still say Tower of Terror in Breakout
User u/chadwpalm commented with the most likely reason this sign still says “Tower of Terror”:
I believe it’s because on the construction side of things anything that requires the pulling of a permit has to maintain consistent labeling with what is on the permit. The only way it would change would be if they completely replaced the system and needed to file for a new permit, but even then they tend to keep the same labeling for consistency.
Since many of the systems didn’t change when it went from ToT to GotG they are still considered ToT on the existing permits for the ride
User u/yojoerocknroll wondered if the same thing applied to another extinct attraction:
ooh so I wonder if some of the labels in the control rooms of Nemo still say Submarine Voyage.
User u/aDysquith talked about other signs like this at Soarin’:
Idk if you can see it as a non-cast member. But if I recall correctly there are several spots in Soarin’ that are labeled ULTRA FLIGHT, including the main tower controls.
While some may still be sad that Tower of Terror closed in the Southern California Park several years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is a blast and a crowd-favorite and continues the legacy of the iconic drop-tower attraction.
More on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Step Inside a Towering Citadel
Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a. the Collector, has brought his unique collection of fantastical fauna, relics and species from across the cosmos to earth for the very first time. He offers to show you his newest acquisition… the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Drax and Groot are held captive in electrified glass cases that dangle perilously over an abyss.
Join a Rockin’ Rescue Mission
When Rocket escapes, he commandeers a gantry lift and enlists your help on a harrowing mission to rescue his fellow Guardians. Prepare to unleash intergalactic mayhem from the top of the fortress to the bottom, as one of Star-Lord’s awesome mixtapes blasts a classic tune!
With incredible special effects, appearances by popular characters, music inspired by the soundtracks from the movies, thrilling free-fall drop sequences and 6 different storylines to experience, this adventure breaks out all the big thrills!
Soon, Guardians of the Galaxy will find a home at EPCOT with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, opening soon at Walt Disney World Resort.
Have you been able to ride Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disneyland in California? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!
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