Rumor: 'Guardians' may replace Disneyland's Tower of Terror

With the closing of its Marvel-themed Super Hero HQ earlier this month, Disneyland is without a permanent home for its superheroes, leaving Captain America and Spider-Man to wander Disney's California Adventure. However, that could be changing.

Disney Parks news site WDW News Today reports Disney is looking to opt out of the licensing fee it pays for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and use a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed overlay in its place.

How the Marvel Studios blockbuster might be integrated into a drop tower dark ride designed to look like a 1930s Hollywood hotel isn't exactly clear (perhaps it will tie into a story element from James Gunn's sequel). But it would provide Marvel with a permanent anchor between A Bug's Land and Hollywood Land, which the website contends could see the addition of a Captain America-themed launch coaster.

The rumored change to the Tower of Terror would only take place at Disney's California Adventure; Disney's Hollywood Studios, Tokyo DisneySea and Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris each also has a Tower of Terror. Licensing agreements with Universal Orlando predating the 2009 purchase of Marvel prevent the company's characters from appearing at Disney World.

WDW News Today states this plan is in the early design stage, and subject to change, particularly considering that construction has only now begun on the 14-acre Star Wars theme lands at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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