Quote Sheet: Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:

  • “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! brings an all-new epic adventure to the Disneyland Resort, and it’s the only Disney park in the universe where guests can step into a Guardians of the Galaxy story.  Like the smash-hit films that inspired it, this new attraction is action-packed, full of irreverent humor, and features an ‘awesome mix tape.’ It’s a fantastic way for guests to experience the Super Hero universe like never before.”

Disneyland Resort

Michael Colglazier, President,  Disneyland Resort:

  • “The Disneyland Resort continues to bring favorite stories to life in incredible way.  Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! captures all of excitement, humor and adventure that our guests have come to expect from this heroic and irreverent franchise.”

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Joe Rohde, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering:

  • “What I love about Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is that it’s just so funny.  The whole Super Hero thing can become so serious with action and conflict, and this is lively, fun, joyful and irreverently funny, which I think will really surprise people. And once guests take a seat and we close the doors, it blasts off like a rocket ship. It’s zooming up and down, the music is rockin’, the doors keep opening and all this stuff is loose – all kinds of chaos — until Rocket gets the power back on. You’re in for some real, high-energy fun.”

Estefania Harbuck, Creative Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering:

  • “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! has six different shows, each one set to a different pop song and each one with a different mix of media scenes.  These shows will play randomly so guests won’t know what they’re going to get until they get on the ride and hear the song start.”
  • “Even if you have never read a comic book or seen a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film, you are going to have a really good time on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! It was very important to us that every guest could walk in the door and enjoy the story of the attraction, and the awesome soundtrack, even if they are not familiar with these  characters.”
  • “The cast of the film has been a huge, huge help with bringing this attraction to life. We were able to let them ride and we made changes based on their feedback. That made the attraction even better, more authentic and just more awesome.”  (Film cast Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista provided notes.)

Danny Handke, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering:

  • “You’re immediately going to be awed when you see the Fortress of Collector.  The It’s weird, it’s bold, grandiose and it’s arrogant, just like the character.”
  • “Bringing The Collector’s Fortress to the edge of Disney California Adventure was a way to welcome Terrans [people of Earth], inviting them to take his VIP tour and see the Guardians of the Galaxy on display.  You might notice an alien language throughout the facility, and there are mysterious elements to decipher that give you clues of other reasons why The Collector has landed here.”

John Dennis, Executive Creative Director of Music, Walt Disney Imagineering:

  • “Music is an integral part of the films and it gave us a strong framework for Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, so we wanted it to be an integral part of this attraction.  As you get off the ride, you’re going to hear some of those greatest hits moments from the film soundtracks, but you’re also going to hear some of the creatures that have been set loose and are running through the building.”

Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios:

  • “It’s exciting to partner with Walt Disney Imagineering and bring the Guardians of the Galaxy characters to this new, immersive form of storytelling.  We are giving guests at Disney California Adventure a whole new way to experience the offbeat personalities of these characters, and that has been a lot of fun for us.”

Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer, Marvel Entertainment:

  • “It’s such a thrill to be working alongside a true visionary like Joe Rohde and the entire Walt Disney Imagineering team.  Like our stories and characters, projects led by Joe are the stuff of legend, so Marvel fans rejoice! The universe couldn’t be in better hands! Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is going to be an out-of-this- world experience. We’re just getting warmed up.”

James Gunn, Director, “Guardians of the Galaxy” films:

  • “I can’t be more pleased to have partnered with Walt Disney Imagineering in bringing the Guardians of the Galaxy characters to this new, immersive form of  storytelling.  It’s been exciting and a lot of fun to help direct and shape the experience so that it has all the heart and fun and humor of the Guardians movies.”

Dave Bushore, Vice President, Franchise Creative and Marketing, Marvel Studios:

  • With the thrills, the humor and the music in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission BREAKOUT!, you’ll get off and want to get right back on.”
  • “One of the fun things for us was having the ability to partner the director of the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ films, James Gunn, with the parks teams on this original Guardians attraction.  James was heavily involved in the dialogue and bringing the film cast into the attraction development, alongside the parks team.”

Brian Crosby, Creative Director, Marvel Themed Entertainment:

  • “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission:BREAKOUT! represents a true collaboration between Marvel, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Imagineeing.  Only at Disney California Adventure can park guests find themselves no longer simply observing a story of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but they can find themselves at the very center of the action and ultimately playing a key role in helping Rocket liberate our heroes from The Collector’s captivity. It’s a completely new adventure that delivers on the humor, music and irreverence that audiences have come to expect from these unlikely heroes.”
  • “There’s something for everyone with Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission:BREAKOUT! Whether guests are long-time fans from the comic books or are new to the universe by way of the films or even if they’re experiencing these characters for the first time, they’re sure to find all the thrills, fun and heart that are inherent to any good story starring the Guardians of the Galaxy.”


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