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How Disney fit a Guardians of the Galaxy space age power plant into a theme park

How Disney fit a Guardians of the Galaxy space age power plant into a theme park

The new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride set to open Saturday at Disney California Adventure looks like it was dropped from outer space into the middle of the Anaheim theme park. And that’s by design.

Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative arm of the company, re-skinned the 2004 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror indoor elevator drop ride with a back story loosely based on the original 2014 “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie and its sequel. The films feature a mismatched team of intergalactic misfits who band together to save the universe.

Imagineer Joe Rohde, who led the renovation project, says the imposing Guardians building was designed to make an “abrupt, powerful...

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