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Guardians of the Galaxy to receive Halloween transformation with Monsters After Dark

by Banks Lee

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout is getting a scary Halloween treat as the attraction is transformed nightly into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.

The creepy chaos of creatures on the loose and Rocket scheming to save Groot adds to the high-energy action, only during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 2017.

In Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, Rocket finds his Guardians of the Galaxy pals trapped in the Fortress of The Collector, Taneleer Tivan, and guests assist him with an escape plan. The Monsters After Dark transformation picks up moments afterward, as Rocket discovers that in the hurry to free his friends, they have inadvertently left Groot behind. Now Rocket needs to distract all the monsters he has unleashed inside the Fortress, and he enlists the guests to help while he rescues his little friend.

“The Monsters After Dark story hinges on irreverence, on top of the irreverence that’s already in the attraction,” said Joe Rohde, creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering. “It’s creepy, chaotic and very funny.”

The attraction transforms from Mission: Breakout to Monsters After Dark each evening. The Collector’s Fortress goes dark, alarms sound and all-new lighting on the exterior of the Fortress alerts guests that something inside has gone awry.

As guests enter the Lobby of the Fortress, they 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 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 all-new 1970s-style punk rock song, “Monsters After Dark,” enhances the thrill of the experience. The song was written especially for this attraction by Tyler Bates, composer for the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark is only available during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Guests may check park time guides or Disneyland.com for the timing of this nightly transformation.

Check out a ride-through of the Mission: Breakout version in our video below:

Full Ride - Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! at Disney California Adventure

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