If you paid attention to #DisneyTwitter yesterday you would have noticed a very strange rumor going around. One that uses the impending renewal for the "Twilight Zone" rights and makes a really crazy idea, even by Disney standards.
That rumor was a Guardians of the Galaxy makeover for Tower of Terror.
While we aren't exactly opposed to a Guardians of the Galaxy ride, and we aren't really even opposed to using an existing ride to pull it off, there are a LOT of better choices than Tower of Terror. It would take the best ride at Walt Disney World (in Gregg's opinion) and make it into one of the worst.
So we figured, why not have some fun with this rumor and point out a few existing rides that would be a MUCH better fit for the Guardians of the Galaxy theme.
Some of them obviously took a bit more thought than others, some of the photoshop work below isn't exactly the best, but hey, we're just having fun here anyway.
#6 - Guardians of the Galaxy Track: Create your own spaceship and zoom it around "Knowhere" all while avoiding The Collector.
#5 - Guardians of the Galaxy: The Ride: Using the existing Mission Space ride fly an emergency mission to Xandar to rescue the Nova Corp.
#4 - Guardians Mountain: The first Space Mountain Layover at the Magic Kingdom using all new technology to fly through space with the Guardians of the Galaxy
#3 - Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster starring Blue Swede: A perfect mix of Guardians of the Galaxy and the awesome soundtrack as you fly through space with Star Lord and his Awesome Mix. We bet you get "hooked on a feeling".
#2 - The Land with Groot: Learn about science and nature with everybody's favorite walking, talking tree. You've never learned more in 3 words as you will on these adventures.
#1 - Rocket's Great Escape: Break out of the Kyln with Rocket at the lead. Be sure you have your extra leg.
So what do you think? Would you ride any (or all) of these over a Tower of Terror re-do?
If you have any other ideas be sure to post them below.
Over the last few months we've been taking a tour of Hong Kong Disneyland which has gone on far longer than we anticipated due to all of the other amazing stuff going on. And we've also got great stuff from Tokyo Disney Resort coming up next so we decided we'd just wrap up the last 4 updates into one for you all to enjoy.
If you missed any of our previous HKDL updates be sure to check them out. Welcome to Hong Kong Disneyland, Main Street USA, Iron Man Experience, Tomorrowland, Frozen Village, Mystic Point and Grizzly Gulch.
Thanks again to Inside Universal for the great pictures.
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First up today is a look at Adventureland including Tarzan's Treehouse, Festival of the Lion King and Jungle Cruise.
Toy Story Land
The last of the "mini lands" of Hong Kong Disneyland, Toy Story Land. Maybe a glimpse of what we'll be seeing at the re-branded Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Next up a look at the great Fantasyland at Hong Kong Disneyland including the amazing PhilharMagic, It's a Small World and Winnie The Pooh.
Paint The Night
Finally, we wrap up our look at Hong Kong Disneyland with a great look at the original Paint The Night.
Thanks again to Inside Universal for these great pictures. We sure enjoyed going through the over 5,000 pictures and we can't wait to start going through the pictures from Tokyo Disney Resort.
Look for the first update from Tokyo Disney coming very soon!!
A few weeks ago Renée ran the Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World. Be sure to check out her great report from this great run weekend.
Getting photos with characters at a @runDisney race has become hugely popular & it shows by the lines! #PrincessHalf
Frozen's Anna, Elsa & Kristoff were at Cinderella's castle, where you could take a selfie, minus stick #PrincessHalf
Running through the castle is a big deal but getting engaged before that, like this couple, is magical #PrincessHalf
You never know which "rare" Disney characters will make an appearance! #PrincessHalf
With perfect weather, the @runDisney WDW Princess Half Marathon Weekend was a success! Congrats to all!#PrincessHalf
One pet peeve for @runDisney races: pictured is the swag received for a $200+ event. #PrincessHalf
Thanks again to Renée for this great report. Be sure to check out our "Please Run Through the Theme Park at All Times" article for all the latest info on RunDisney races and other theme park races that don't break the bank quite as much.