Guardians Conversion Kicks Off with Movie Premiere
by, 08-09-2016 at 12:33 PM (8532 Views)
Disney California Adventure’s plan to retheme the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror early next year as Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout is supposed to be the first step in gradually converting most of the park's Hollywood Land to a Marvel-centric universe.
What’s supposed to remain untouched are the Hyperion Theatre, Disney Animation building, and Off the Page—creating an awkward blockade between the Guardians tower and what will become the other Marvel attractions.
But at least for the Tower’s reopening the first week of May, the transition will be seamless—Disney plans to hold the world premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" at the Hyperion, soon before the movie is released to theaters May 5, 2017.
Not to be outdone, three weeks later, Disneyland will host the world premiere of the fifth Pirates movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" (official theater release date, May 26, 2017).
The four previous Pirates installments all premiered at Disneyland, while the Hyperion was used for "Spy Kids" (2001) and "The Lone Ranger" (2013).