As well as special food and a sipper, Disneyland Resort is celebrating the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” with the addition of Mantis to “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!”
Mantis in Avengers Campus
Mantis will join her brother Star-Lord in Avengers Campus for performances of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off!” in front of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Check out a preview in the TikTok video below.
Mantis will be part of the dance-off for a “limited time.” If her appearance is like other limited-time Avengers Campus character meet and greets, she will probably only be part of the show for a few weeks.
The announcement also seems to imply Gamora won’t be appearing in the dance-off during Mantis’ tenure.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
“Guardians of the Galaxy” focuses on a group of extraterrestrial criminals on the run who initially team up for just causes when they tangle themselves in a dangerous struggle between Xandar and Kree fanatical Ronan the Accuser.
“Vol. 3” is the long-awaited conclusion to a trilogy that began with 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” A relatively unknown team of superheroes to the general public before this film’s release, the franchise is now one of Marvel’s most popular and critically acclaimed, with the first two films grossing a combined $1.64 billion, as well as scoring 92% and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively.
The Guardians have also made appearances in “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” and “Thor: Love and Thunder” — plus a roughly half-feature-length Holiday Special on Disney+. They’ve spawned a series of video games, and are now featured in two Disney Parks attractions: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and Mission: Breakout at Disney California Adventure.
James Gunn, doubling as writer and director, has repeatedly expressed his profound desire to wrap the trilogy up with the utmost propriety, calling it “the hardest thing I’ve ever done” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” hits theaters on May 5, 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy at Disney Parks
As some of the only Marvel characters that Disney can legally use at Walt Disney World, the Guardians are featured in EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The ride replaces Ellen’s Energy Adventure / Universe of Energy, utilizing the same façade for guests to enter the Wonders of Xandar pavilion.
“Guardians of the Galaxy — Awesome Mix Live!” was a stage show previously performed at EPCOT on and off from 2018 to 2020. The show featured Star-Lord and Gamora.
In Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure, guests can ride Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! This ride is a reskin of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Star-Lord and Gamora also appear for the street dance party “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Dance Off!”
The couple has also hosted a dance-off at Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris and at Tomorrowland / Stark Expo in Hong Kong Disneyland.
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