As if Summer 2017 didn’t seem ambitious enough of an opening date, try early Summer 2017. Today Disney Parks announced that the controversial overlay of Tower of Terror with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will officially open on May 27! (yes, the same day, Avatar AND Volcano Bay open in Orlando).
Recently scaffolding has been slowly peeling itself off revealing some of our first looks at the new re-themed tower, something that can be seen from almost every point in the park.
Currently the progress of the facade leads us to believe it’ll be pretty accurate to what the model that was first shown will be. No major deviations so far in terms of design.
The elevator doors have been repainted to a be different colors.
But that’s not all that’s coming to DCA that day.
On May 27 guests will be able to experience the Summer of Heroes inside the park. This will offer a new dance experience with Star Lord (who else?), a brand new meet and greet with Groot, as well as the relocation of Captain America and Spider-Man characters. From the Disney Park’s Blog:
Summer of Heroes will launch these new, year-round experiences:
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – Don’t be surprised if you run into the Guardians of the Galaxy on their way to the Milano, with Star-Lord firing up his old-school boom box to get the party started. Gamora may prefer to stand back and observe, but everyone else is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash!
Super Hero Encounters – For the first time, citizens of Earth will come face-to-face with Groot, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! You can also step up to meet the First Avenger, Captain America, along with everyone’s favorite web slinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
- And for a limited time, step up to the challenge with new adventures during Summer of Heroes:
- Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.
- Heroic Encounter: Black Widow – Black Widow will arrive on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park guests.
- Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action – All that heroism making you hungry? Want a token as proof of your adventures when you get home? Special themed merchandise and food will be available throughout Hollywood Land.
This is expected to be a small push for a much larger Marvel presence in this part of the park, in the coming years.
Are you excited about the new additions and Marvel takeover of Hollywood at DCA? Let us know in the comments below!