Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! to have 6 ride profiles each with unique rock songs

The new Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! which opens May 27, 2017 at California Adventure in Disneyland will have six different adventures.

Each of the adventures comes with its own song from the 1960s, 1970s or early 1980s. Each song accompanies a different version of the escape scenario, with a corresponding ride profile and visuals.
Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission Breakout!

The ride is a redress of the Tower of Terror ride which dropped guests multiple times. In this adventure guests board a gantry lift and join Rocket to breakout the rest of the  Guardians of the Galaxy from The Collector’s Fortress. 

The Imagineering team worked from a list of nearly 100 songs and finally cut them down to these six:

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar (1980)
“Give Up The Funk” by Parliament (1975)
“Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf (1968)
“I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 (1969)
“Free Ride” by The Edgar Winters Group (1973)
“Burning Love” by Elvis Presley (1972)

“A strong identifiable back beat and a memorable hook were key points,” John Dennis, executive creative director of music with Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a news release.  “For example, ‘Free Ride’ has an iconic guitar hook to open the song, a killer bass line in the verse and, in the chorus, the backing vocals have this great ascending line. The rock ‘n’ roll music playing on board the ride is just plain fun. The songs, each paired with its own ride profile, give us six unique experiences.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy” composer Tyler Bates wrote the music for The Collector’s Fortress lobby and office scenes. The attraction exit features additional songs from, and inspired by, the films’ soundtracks. 
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