7:33am PT by Ryan Parker
Disney Park Guests Wait Up to Five Hours for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Ride on Opening Day
If pictures of extremely long lines on social media are any sort of indication, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! had an enormous opening day at Disney California Adventure.
The ride opened to the public Saturday and there were plenty of posts on Twitter showing long, snaking lines that ran through the park. There were also photos of the wait time for stand by, which was five hours.
Fast passes went quick, according to social media posts.
The ride replaced The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Unlike Tower, Guardians is not unsettling — even though there are some terrifying drops — but rather exhilarating, especially with the rock music blasting while the short story unfolds, according to the THR review.
The ride was transformed into the Collector's (Benicio Del Toro's eccentric Guardians of the Galaxy character) fortress.
There is plenty to look at once inside what used to be the lobby of Tower, now the main showroom for the Collector's collection.
There are six random escape scenarios, which all have different rock songs, like "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar.
The ride had its official grand opening Thursday night with a media preview, attended by a number of the Guardians cast, including Zoe Saldana and Del Toro. Director James Gunn was also in attendance.
Lines were also extremely long for Pandora – The World of Avatar, which opened Saturday at Disney World in Orlando.
The wait times for the attraction were between two and four hours, according to social media posts.
5.5 hours in line for Guardians on its opening day.... A truly amazing ride though! pic.twitter.com/bUqHM49m4Q— Katia (@TheKatiaGlass) May 27, 2017
If you were wondering if there was much of a line for the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride... pic.twitter.com/15KegZNRdB— Tenani French (@Tenani) May 27, 2017