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Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark coming this Halloween

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by TP2000, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. TP2000

    TP2000 Well-Known Member

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    The rumor that Miceage wrote about earlier this summer is true... Guardians is getting a Halloween overlay this fall! http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/2...of-the-galaxy-at-disney-california-adventure/

    From the article:

    "By day it will be the current attraction, but at night it will be transformed into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.

    Besides the current escape storyline, the after dark version will pick up moments afterwards as Rocket Raccoon discovers that they left Groot behind, and Rocket has to distract all the monsters that were freed during the escape to rescue Baby Groot.

    To set the stage for the after dark experience, there will be a nightly transformation that starts with the exterior lighting on the building going dark. Then alarms will sound and new, eerie, lighting will shine on the exterior of the building.

    Once visitors are inside, there will be more alarms, and sounds of monsters creeping around the building.

    Tyler Bates, composer for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, wrote a new 1970s-style punk rock song called “Monsters After Dark” for this experience."
     
  2. britain

    britain Well-Known Member

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    Dang, I was hoping for Thriller.


    I dare say, is this the first time there has been an actual sequel attraction? Storyline-wise?
     
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  3. JD2000

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    This seems kinda weird considering this is an overlay of a new attraction that just opened; which itself was created with an overly of the previous attraction which already fit the halloween theme.
     
  4. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    This will give DCA two major Halloween overlays - Radiator Springs Racers and GOTG. Come next year, not even the Mickey pumpkin may be safe at DL. Halloween has a new home at DLR.
     
  5. Kram Sacul

    Kram Sacul Well-Known Member

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    An overlay on top of an overlay. Basically more crap on top of the poor carcass of Tower Of Terror.
     
  6. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    I miss the Dinky Tower too.
     
  7. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    People keep saying this, but GOTG is not an overlay. An overlay is inherently temporary - it overlays existing sets and elements. Haunted Mansion Holiday is an overlay. GOTG is a permanent attraction that could not be easily converted back to TOT.

    GOTG: Monsters After Dark is an overlay. GOTG: Mission Breakout! is not. Just like Frozen Ever After, which is not an overlay either.

    Sorry, semantics I know but it's driving me nuts
     
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  8. Kram Sacul

    Kram Sacul Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, right. It's an overlay on top of an existing attraction. They basically painted over and redecorated what was already there and what little new stuff that was installed is mostly props, screens and projections. All could be just as easily swapped out and replaced with the next IP Disney wants to shoehorn into the park.
     
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  9. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    Can we just stop mentioning HMH altogether?
     
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  10. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    What I like about HMH is the giant advent calendar with all the characters in the loading area. Its adds something to the black empty box of a room.
     
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  11. GiveMeTheMusic

    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, we may not have to if some people have their way once Star Wars opens.
     
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    If they didn't want people to think it's a temporary overlay, they shouldn't have made it look like one.
     
  13. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    The misty wall with the staircase ramps, cobwebbed chandeliers and ice cream swirl lights is as charming as life itself will ever get.
     
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    That'll disappoint a lot of people but I guess thats not really anything new for them!
     
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  15. Kram Sacul

    Kram Sacul Well-Known Member

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    In the olden days the lighting in that room was a lot dimmer and you didn't see the black box.
     
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    I agree, as I'm not a fan of the attraction. But that doesn't change that it's not temporary, which overlays are.
     
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    GiveMeTheMusic Well-Known Member

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    HM's lighting has been totally ruined. It's really bad.
     
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    I agree the room was better when it was darker and had mist. Still I like the advent calendar. Its kooky.
     
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    It used to have mist???
     
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    I'd argue it is temporary, actually, just not in the sense Tower of Terror will be returning. The fact they're already changing it a few months out shows just how easily it can be replaced.
     
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    Yes back in the 70's the room had a fog machine besides the giant scrim with the ghost like fog projection on it.
     

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