Inside the Tivan Collection

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

Memorial Day weekend was big one for Disney California Adventure. Saturday, May 27, was not only the kickoff of the Marvel-centric “Summer of Heroes”, but also the official public opening of the much-anticipated new attraction re-themed ride, Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout.

Admittedly, I was not there for the inaugural weekend and its five-hour to seven-hour wait time. I made my way onto the attraction on Monday, two days after the opening, and wait times were down to about two hours at night. A two-hour wait time is considerably short for an attraction that has been open for three days, especially on Memorial Day. Is it a good sign for the ride’s popularity? Not sure about that. More surprisingly, the wait time was just one hour when I visited again on Friday, at 4:00 PM. However, it’s worth noting that all six elevators (two in each shaft) were running, so that helps a bit.

In any event, I was happy to ride the attraction, and I had a blast. I won’t lie, I miss the timeless class and elegance of Tower of Terror, and I am still not totally at peace with this re-theming. That being said, the ride is super fun, and uplifting (not a pun, it’s really literally upbeat). I will miss the eerie aura of mystery and spooky storyline of Tower of Terror, but this overhaul is definitely a party.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

Various items and beings in the Tivan Collection

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

More of the Collector’s acquisitions

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

Cosmo the Space Dog

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

An Ultron Sentry

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

A wide shot of the queue

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

Rocket explains the mission, in Tivan’s private office

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout Tivan Collection Disney California Adventure

A gold statue of Taneleer Tivan at the entrance of the Collection

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  • Hawk Mendenhall

    Thanks for the pictures!!