Halloween Time at Disney California Adventure Park Features Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Throughout the year, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! thrills guests with its wild drops and irreverent storyline at Disney California Adventure Park. Beginning in the late afternoon each day during Halloween Time, Sept. 2 through Oct. 31, 2022, the attraction transforms into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. In this daring adventure, guests are in for a scary treat as creatures on the loose and Rocket scheming to save Groot add chaos to the high-energy action. 

  • In Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Rocket finds his fellow Guardians of the Galaxy trapped in the Fortress of The Collector, Taneleer Tivan, and guests assist him with a daring escape plan. The Monsters After Dark transformation picks up moments afterward, as Rocket discovers that, in the dash to free his friends, they have inadvertently left Groot behind. Rocket then enlists guests to help distract all the monsters unleashed inside the Fortress, while he rescues his little friend.  
  • The attraction’s transformation happens later in the afternoon each day. The Collector’s Fortress goes dark, alarms sound and special lighting on the exterior of the Fortress alerts guests that something inside has gone awry. Guests may check the Disneyland app or Disneyland.com for the timing of this transformation. 
  • Guests entering the lobby of the Fortress may be startled by flashing alarms and creepy sounds – warning signs that creatures have escaped their vitrine cages and all kinds of chaos is erupting. The Collector’s ever-resourceful assistant Apheta tries to keep calm by reassuring guests that all is in order, and this is just a momentary setback.  
  • In keeping with the dark humor of the experience, an original 1970s-style punk rock song, “Monsters After Dark,” enhances the thrill of the experience. The song was written especially for the attraction by Tyler Bates, composer for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films. 

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