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(Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?

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Various fan sites are reporting on a rumour that DCA's and possibly WDS' Tower of Terror is going to be rethemed to a Guardian of the Galaxy attraction.

Via Disney & More and Screamscape:
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So far the idea is just a proposal... an incredibly insane idea, if you ask me. And this would be done to have a new Marvel themed attraction for Disney California Adventure and the Walt Disney Studios Paris parks.
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According to Screamscape, one theory that he heard "seems to try to use The Collector character (Benicio Del Toro) in a similar fashion to Lord Henry Mystic from Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor. Guests, passing through a vault of The Collectors' rare artifacts disturb something they shouldn't that sends them on a wild adventure."
Lance also heard that the concept "has been pitched as both a permanent change as well as just a temporary overlay over the existing attraction".


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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 02:44:06 PM »
It is insane - I personally don't even see how the retheme would work on that sort of ride into a GotG or any other movie.

Let's hope it's just a rumour.
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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2016, 02:56:36 PM »
I've seen this on another forum as well and I really, really, really hope they don't do it!

Terrible idea!
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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2016, 03:18:01 PM »
This would actually make me want to go to the Tower of Terror. Guardians of the Galaxy is my favourite MCU film.

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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2016, 07:06:42 PM »
April fools is coming early this year. What a terrible idea.
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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 07:35:24 PM »
April fools is coming early this year. What a terrible idea.

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I did have to check the calendar myself. I do wonder though if this was one of those suggestions that was supposed to be just that. They have no intention to actually do it, but they have to challenge themselves to see if/how they can.

Well here's hoping anyway...


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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 07:57:50 PM »
I can see why they'd do it - attract more people to the park and ride itself.

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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 08:33:57 PM »
Whilst I can't disagree on that, I think this rumour is more about them 'quickly' adding more Marvel into the parks - particularity the US ones.

DCA doesn't have much more room for expansion, whereas WDS' has plenty of room for all sorts of Marvel based attractions.


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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 09:34:22 PM »
No................. Don't mess with one of the best themed rides in the park.

Not a marvel fan, don't like the idea, so as they say on dragons den, I am out

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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 03:33:33 PM »
no... no retheme... thats not a good idea lol
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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2016, 01:38:06 PM »
To be honest, if they're going to use The Collector and the same premise as Mystic Manor, then why not build 'Guardians-Mystic Manor' in the Studios?


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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2016, 11:45:16 PM »
To be honest, if they're going to use The Collector and the same premise as Mystic Manor, then why not build 'Guardians-Mystic Manor' in the Studios?
Or make a dark Guardians of the Galaxy ride with animatronics telling the story of the first Guardians movie, complete with Awesome Mix Volume 1.

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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 02:55:33 PM »
I think this rumour is possible for Disney's California adventure since their backlot is likely to become Marvel Land after Star Wars land is finished construction and Tower of Terror's placement means it wouldn't fit thematically. But here there is no chance of this happening.

Think about it, even before WDSP was opened the Tower was planned to be the centrepiece of the park, much like the castle in the main park, it'd look weird to have a Marvel ride there. ToT fits the theme of the park better, is much more iconic and has much more staying power than Guardians of the Galaxy. Not to mention DLP doesn't have the budget and would rather spend it elsewhere.

I still think marvel is Backlot bound and as such it would be silly to have the Tower also be marvel.

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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 08:19:02 PM »
I think this rumour is possible for Disney's California adventure since their backlot is likely to become Marvel Land after Star Wars land is finished construction and Tower of Terror's placement means it wouldn't fit thematically. But here there is no chance of this happening.

Think about it, even before WDSP was opened the Tower was planned to be the centrepiece of the park, much like the castle in the main park, it'd look weird to have a Marvel ride there. ToT fits the theme of the park better, is much more iconic and has much more staying power than Guardians of the Galaxy. Not to mention DLP doesn't have the budget and would rather spend it elsewhere.

I still think marvel is Backlot bound and as such it would be silly to have the Tower also be marvel.
Personally, I don't see the Tower as Walt Disney Studio's castle. It doesn't have that iconography to me.

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Re: (Rumour) Guardians of the Galaxy retheme for Tower of Terror?
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2016, 06:19:56 PM »
I think this rumour is possible for Disney's California adventure since their backlot is likely to become Marvel Land after Star Wars land is finished construction and Tower of Terror's placement means it wouldn't fit thematically. But here there is no chance of this happening.

Think about it, even before WDSP was opened the Tower was planned to be the centrepiece of the park, much like the castle in the main park, it'd look weird to have a Marvel ride there. ToT fits the theme of the park better, is much more iconic and has much more staying power than Guardians of the Galaxy. Not to mention DLP doesn't have the budget and would rather spend it elsewhere.

I still think marvel is Backlot bound and as such it would be silly to have the Tower also be marvel.
Personally, I don't see the Tower as Walt Disney Studio's castle. It doesn't have that iconography to me.

People may not see it that way, certainly it isn't as iconic but I do think that is the intention, look at how it looms over the hub for example, not sure about WDSP but I know that Disney's Hollywood studios in Florida has began using it instead of their old hat symbol on merchandise like the Animal kingdom uses that big tree or EPCOT uses Spaceship earth.

Not to mention there are rumours of seasonal projection shows on the Tower coming soon, which reinforces my idea here.

 

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