Disneyland's California Adventure ride 'Tower of Terror' to close

File photo (Flickr / harshlight)
File photo (Flickr / harshlight)

- Fans of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride at Disneyland's California Adventure have less than one year to enjoy the attraction before it shuts down in favor of a new one.

The iconic building at Disney's Anaheim theme park will be turned into a new attraction celebrating the film franchise "Guardians of the Galaxy,'' Marvel Studios officials announced Saturday at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! will open in summer 2017 and will anchor a "broader universe of Super Heroes that will grow over time'' at California Adventure, according to a statement issued by Marvel Studios and posted on Disney's official parks blog.

The new attraction will feature a free-fall sensation and various visual and audio effects.

"Guardians of the Galaxy'' was one of the biggest box-office hits of 2014. The first sequel, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,'' is scheduled to hit movie screens in 2017.

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opened in 2004 and was based on a similar attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. The free-fall ride combines elements of the legendary 1960s TV show with a structure designed to look like a 1930s hotel and based on the real-life Hollywood Tower apartments on Franklin Avenue.

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