This weekend marked the official opening for the brand-spanking new Guardians of the Galaxy ride at Disney’s California Adventure theme park, and for the sweet love of Star-Lord’s washboard abs, it looks amazing.
Here’s the full experience:
And some pretty rad details of the ride…
Aptly named, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, the ride takes you on an adventure to escape the weird and wonderful clutches of The Collector (played in the film by bizarrely-cool Benicio Del Toro). The stars from movie all shot scenes for the ride, so you’ll get to experience this side quest alongside Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista…and Groot.
There are actually six different variations of the ride, each with its own rad soundtrack, featuring Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Give Up The Funk” by Parliament, “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf, “Burning Love” by Elvis, “Free Ride” by The Edgar Winters Group, and “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5.
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that this weekend the line for the ride was anywhere from 2-7 hours long, and went around the entire park. This weekend Walt Disney World Florida’s Animal Kingdom also had an official opening for the world of Pandora, where waits averaged 3-4 hours, and took nearly 2 hours to even get into the park (and even gift shops!). However, those who were lucky enough to experience both Guardians of the Galaxy and Pandora were not disappointed.