More Than Meets the Eye – Or the Warlock’s Eye – at Guardians of the
Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Fun and Quirky
Facts About the Thrilling Attraction at Disney California Adventure
|ANAHEIM, Calif. – For the first time
in any Disney theme park attraction anywhere in the universe, guests
join an adventure with the Guardians of the Galaxy, a gang of cosmic
misfits who appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission:
BREAKOUT! As they step into this story in Disney California
Adventure Park, guests discover everything from galactic species to
exotic plant life, creature sounds, the powerful Warlock’s Eye and
even a Russian space dog named Cosmo.
Cosmically Cool Facts About The Collector’s Fortress
- The Collector (aka Taneleer
Tivan) has brought a Fortress filled with his priceless
collection of rare artifacts from throughout the galaxy to
Disney California Adventure. True to his eccentric and
mysterious personality, he chose a location that will be visited
by many to display his most prized possessions, the Guardians of
- Displayed prominently in gold on
the front of the Fortress is the logo for The Tivan Group, The
Collector’s company. The logo is triangular in shape with a
downward arrow representing The Collector’s mining colony on
Knowhere, the realm located at the edge of the universe. Miners
extract precious spinal fluid to sell on the galactic black
market, generating funds for The Collector’s next acquisitions.
- Cast members wear the Tivan logo
on the sleeves of their galactic garb, created in bold tones of
purple and gold, in line with The Collector.
- Some characters and creatures
that guests may know from the new film, “Guardians of the Galaxy
Vol. 2,” also appear in the new attraction, including Mantis and
- In the Fortress Lobby, a video
welcome from The Collector Introduces guests to his assistant,
Apheta. A Krylorian, Apheta is new to the world of Guardians of
the Galaxy, making her first appearance in the Fortress. Like
all Krylorians, Apheta is pink.
- Guests who look carefully may
spot some items in the Tivan Collection that are familiar in
Disney Parks. For example, the video shown in the Lobby features
The Collector’s desk, and on that desk is a maquette of the
ghost dog from the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland Park.
|Numbers Out of Knowhere
Guests may discover these details and more on the attraction.
- 183 Terran (Earth) feet marks
the height of The Collector’s Fortress, which holds Guardians of
the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! The tallest attraction in the
Disneyland Resort, it also extends 40 feet underground.
- 525 new shrubs, including 25
varieties, grow outside the Fortress as part of Tivan’s Oasis
(aka the “Gardens of the Galaxy”).
- 30 trees, representing 13
varieties, grow in Tivan’s Oasis, including Queensland Bottle,
African Tulip and Song of India trees.
- 25 potted plants, representing
20 varieties, also grow in Tivan’s Oasis. On display are
numerous examples of rare and unusual plants such as Cyphostema
juttae (also known as Namibian grape), Dioscorea elephantipes
(Elephant’s Foot), and Tylycodon reticulatus (Sifkop or Sieve
- 14 overhead vitrines hang in the
Lobby, containing both familiar and mysterious artifacts.
- 2 large portraits of The
Collector remind guests of his importance. One of these depicts
The Collector playing a game with his brother, The Grandmaster,
on The Grandmaster’s home planet of Sakaar.
- 2 languages are used throughout
one’s visit to the Tivan Collection: English and Celestial,
which is native to the realm of Knowhere.
- 1 special cameo features Stan
Lee, well-known writer of Super Hero comic books and a
forthcoming Disney Legend, somewhere in the tour of the Tivan
|Browse Among 2,200 Galactic
Inside the Fortress, a collection of more than 2,200 rare artifacts
from around the galaxy contain plant life, creatures, weapons,
costumes and other items of unique interest. Guests might be
familiar with many of these items through their knowledge of Super
Hero films and comic books. The Collector may choose to change out
these artifacts at any time as new items come into his possession.
The Tivan Collection includes:
- Vyloos, the little birds native
to the planet Berhert that may look familiar to Terrans who have
seen the film, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
- Cocoon of unknown origin: The
Collector does not wish to disturb the creature inside the
cocoon, therefore he leaves it in place in hopes it will one day
emerge and reveal itself for all to see.
- Cosmo, a test dog in the Russian
space program of the 1960s (Terran date).
- A damaged Ultron Sentry from the
Battle of Sokovia
- Warlock’s Eye, a powerful weapon
that allows those who control it to wield an almost hypnotic
mind control over its victims
- A Blaster weapon taken from the
Guardians of the Galaxy’s “pet rodent,” Rocket
- A case of Dark Elf artifacts
- A case of Kree artifacts
including Terrigen Crystals
- A Nova Corps uniform
- A Royal Guard’s Uniform from
|Listen Up for Fun Details
- The Collector gathers sounds as
well as artifacts, so guests will want to listen carefully for
some auditory “Easter eggs,” especially in the outside garden.
- Famous speeches, such as a 1903
recitation of the Gettysburg Address
- Bird calls and other creature
sounds from planets throughout the galaxy
- Musical instrument sounds from a
wide variety of civilizations
- Guests on board the gantry lift
will experience one of six songs that play throughout their
experience. The Disney Imagineering team experimented with more
than 100 songs inspired by the films’ soundtracks, testing many
of them on board the vehicle before settling on the final six
for opening day:
- “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by
Pat Benatar (1980)
- “Give Up the Funk” by Parliament
- “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
- “I Want You Back” by The Jackson
- “Free Ride” by The Edgar Winter
- “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley
- Music playing throughout the
Lobby and Tivan’s office may sound familiar. It was composed by
Tyler Bates, composer of the music for the two “Guardians of the
- Employees of the Tivan
Collection (those wearing the Tivan logo on their sleeves) know
they are always under the watchful eye of their employer, The
Collector. They also are aware of what Rocket is up to, however,
and they support his efforts by murmuring secret words of
encouragement to guests they meet.
- Guests of the Tivan Collection
should pay close attention with their ears as they exit the
attraction, too. In addition to hearing songs from the films’
soundtracks, they might hear some of the creatures that have
escaped from their vitrines, including a certain duck which
might be known to the Guardians of the Galaxy.
|Last Stop at the Fortress: Newly
Acquired Items Now Available
As guests exit the attraction, they will discover that The
Collector’s Warehouse is no ordinary gift shop. In what would have
been the final scene of their tour, all the creatures are running
amuck, the power is fluctuating wildly and Tivan Group staff members
have decided to take advantage of the chaos by selling off some of
the newest items, offering guests a chance to acquire them.
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