Rocket Raccoon Hijacks Disneyland Mission: Breakout Video

Rocket Raccoon hijacks the video for the new Disneyland ride Mission: Breakout, based on The Guardians of the Galaxy and opening soon.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 has been open for three days and it is a huge success -- more or less as predicted. It's already the sixth highest grossing film of 2017, and will likely rise even higher after a few more weeks in theaters. Despite how little contact they have had with Earth and The Avengers over their two films, Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel play a major part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, expanding the roles of important characters such as Thanos and the Collector. A third film has already been promised, and the Guardians will be a part of The Avengers: Infinity War.

Aside from their future movie appearances, the Guardians are also coming to Disneyland. Announced at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout will open May 27, just weeks after the movie's premiere. Repurposed from the Tower of Terror attraction, it will use the same infrastructure and ride, but with a totally new story and theme.

On Twitter, Disneyland released a commercial showing how the ride begins:

Discov[GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY]r the M[ARE]gic of Di[TRAPPED]eyland this s[HELP US BREAK OUT]mmer!

— Disneyland Resort (@Disneyland) May 8, 2017

The video starts off looking like a typical, family-friendly ad for the park. But four seconds in, Rocket Raccoon hijacks the video. After a few seconds of the video going back and forth between the Disneyland ad and Rocket, he gains full control, and reveals himself to be in the Collector's fortress. He asks the audience to help him. Apparently, the Collector has captured the Guardians of the Galaxy and trapped them in "his weird freak show." He also shows what the outside of the ride now looks like, so the audience knows where to find him. Rocket has managed to escape his case and is looking for help rescuing his friends and breaking all of them out.

The videos, which are a part of the ride, will feature several actors from the films, including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Benicio del Toro, and Pom Klementieff. The video footage involving the movie cast was directed by James Gunn. Incidental music has been written by Tyler Banes, who also composed the music for the films.

The ride includes six different adventures, each with its own theme song that sounds like it could have come off of one of Star Lord's Awesome Mix-Tapes. The adventures are taken in a random order, so the ride is different each time you ride it.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout gives the fans a chance to save the characters who have saved our galaxy twice, starting May 27 at Disneyland.

Next: Guardians of the Galaxy: Meaning Behind Every Awesome Mix Vol. 2 Song

Source: Disneyland Resort

Key Release Dates
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) release date: Jul 07, 2017
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
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