Starting today, if you visit Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney’s California Adventure theme park in Anaheim, California, the ride experience changes during the evenings and a whole new storyline takes over. It’s called Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, and it’s happening between now and October 31 as a way for Disney visitors to celebrate the Halloween season.
We just learned that one of the new additions will be the inclusion of Surtur the fire dragon, an ugly-looking creature that also appears in this fall’s Thor: Ragnarok. Synergy!
Monsters After Dark picks up just seconds after the Mission: BREAKOUT! storyline ends, and the updated story involves the Guardians realizing they’ve made a terrible mistake: while breaking out of the facility belonging to Taneleer Tivan (aka Benicio Del Toro‘s The Collector), they notice that they’ve left the smallest member of their team behind: Baby Groot. Rocket Raccoon enlists the riders’ help to find his pint-sized pal, but in the process, they all come face to face with the creatures that have been released from The Collector’s, uh, collection.
And according to Marvel, Surtur the fire demon – looking like he just burst in to discover his Balrog lover mid-coitus with Smaug (Smaug has always been a cheating bastard) – is joining the ranks for some reason, and we’ll have to either visit the ride at night for ourselves or wait for a walk-through video to pop up on YouTube to see if that appearance is sufficiently explained. Was Surtur hidden in the background of The Collector’s collection, and is just getting a bigger placement now? Or is this nothing more than a fun little tie-in with an upcoming Marvel movie? These are important questions, people, and we demand answers!
Thor: Ragnarok blasts into theaters on November 3, 2017.