Stan Lee is the undisputed King of Cameos, and appears in almost every single Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Now we have confirmation that the beloved creator of so many of our heroes even appears in Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride at the California Adventure Park in Anaheim.
The ride, which director James Gunn has confirmed is stand alone and not part of the MCU’s canon for the franchise, still picks up the hugely successful tradition of including Stan Lee.
The cameo was revealed by LA Publicist Paul Wallie on social media during the premiere of the ride on May 27th.
It is expected that Lee’s appearance is just one of the many Easter Eggs that Kevin Fiege teased were planted throughout the attraction. Which is what we would expect from the good folks at Marvel. In a video released by Disney earlier this week, which features Benicio Del Toro who plays The Collector, we see an empty suit of space armor bearing the Nova Corps logo, Cosmo; the astronaut dog from Guardians of the Galaxy. A mask belonging to a Dark Elf from Thor: The Dark World and a collection of Chitauri eyeballs.
The ride was officially opened on Friday and several of the cast were in attendance including Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Michael Rooker (Yondu), Pom Klementieff (Mantis) and Director James Gunn.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! has replaced the old and iconic Tower of Terror. The ride is based on The Collector’s fortress-like collection called the Tivan Collection, which we saw in Guardians of the Galaxy. The Collector , whose name is Taneleer Tivan is showing off his latest acquisitions, which are the Guardians of the Galaxy, in their customized display cases. However, Rocket has secretly escaped his case and asks the guests for help. Guests then board a gantry lift, where they help Rocket try to free the other Guardians. There are actually 6 scenarios, in a random set, and they are all choreographed to different songs inclduing Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Born to Be Wild and I Want You Back.
One of the features of the old ride was the fact you were hurled to the top of the ride and were exposed, and a lovely if not terrifying view of the park itself. It will be interesting to see if that scare factor is still incorporated in to the ride. So, who wants to go first?
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