One of the hidden benefits of Disney owning the rights to Star Wars, Marvel, and your first born child is that you can come visit lil’ Jackie or Johnny inside the Millennium Falcon at Star Wars Land, which is currently being developed by California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Disney World, or under the I Am Groot Treehouse. Nothing’s official yet, but according to reliable House of Mouse rumors website MiceChat, Disneyland is considering replacing the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride with a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.
The plan is for the original Twilight Zone backstory to be removed entirely, and replaced with an all new show based around the Collector character from the Guardians movie franchise. (Via)
The Tower of Terror will reportedly close for good this fall, which is horrible news for fans of the 1997 made-for-TV classic, Tower of Terror, starring Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst as a reporter and his niece who stay in a hotel haunted by redneck bears and a pirate named Jack Sparrow played by Eddie Murphy. (I might be confusing my Disney rides turned movies.) Slash Film reports the attraction “could be re-themed after the industrial space jail that the Guardians escape from in the first film.” If that’s true, expect to see as many “obscene gestures” at the Guardians ride as nipples at Splash Mountain.