Update: Disneyland is shutting down the fifth dimension and will be re-theming "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror." And we now know the day ride goers will be able to take their final falls.
January 2 is the last day park visitors can "check in" to the haunted hotel themed thrill ride, Disney Parks Blog has announced.
Over the next few months, guests will be able to ride the "Late Check-Out" version of the ride - where you get to expereince the Tower of Terror in complete darkness.
The new ride experience will start on Sept. 9 and run until Oct. 31.
Original post: The popular ride in Disney's California Adventure will no longer look like the golden age of Hollywood, but will soon look like something out of the Marvel universe after the ride shuts down in early 2017 for a refurbishment, Disney has announced.
The change is only coming to the California Adventure version of the ride. Walt Disney World's version in Disney's Hollywood Studios will remain themed to "The Twilight Zone."
The announcement, which came during San Diego ComicCon, had been rumored for months on Disney fan sites, but Disney, which now owns Marvel Entertainment, denied the change until the weekend.
The ride components of the a fast elevator-type drop will stay, but the interior an exterior of the building will be changed into "Guardians of the Galaxy."
Imagineer Joe Rohde hosted a behind-the-scenes planning video explaining what park-goers will experience.
"Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!" will reopen next summer around the same time as the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" hits theaters, KNBC reported.
The news of "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror's" re-imagineering was not met with cheers; rather, many fans are unhappy that Marvel's moving into the simulated hotel, kicking the ghosts out.
Parks on both coasts are currently going through a major expansion adding "Star Wars" lands, one in Disneyland in California and one in Hollywood Studios in Florida.
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