Photo via The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror/Facebook
It was reported
back in July that Disneyland's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror would get a Guardians of the Galaxy
makeover, and now we have a closing date.
On Thursday, September 1, Disney announced
that popular ride's last day will be January 2, 2017. The good news is they will be sending the beloved attraction off with some fanfare.
Up until the ride's closure, commemorative merchandise will be available for purchase, along with special performances outside the Tower, and a special nightly event called "Late Check-Out," where guests will have the opportunity to experience the ride in complete darkness.
Despite a petition
with over 33,000 signatures demanding the Tower stay as it is, Disney will be moving ahead with their plans to re-theme the attraction into "Guardians of the Galaxy-Mission:BREAKOUT!"
in summer 2017.
Orlando's version of the Hollywood Tower Hotel is not currently in danger of a re-theme.