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SUMMER OF HEROES: Guardians of the Galaxy –Mission: BREAKOUT! Opens May 27

Are you planning a trip to Disneyland Resort this summer? The Guardians of the Galaxy have some amazing goodies planned you and your family!

Summer 2017 will be adventurous, exciting and … yes! … heroic at Disney California Adventure Park when guests encounter the thrilling Guardians of the Galaxy –Mission: BREAKOUT! and answer the call to join legendary Super Heroes in all-new experiences for Summer of Heroes, May 27 through Sept. 10. Summer of Heroes inaugurates an ever-expanding universe of Super Hero stories at Disney California Adventure that will become even bigger over time. Guests in the park’s Hollywood Land will join some favorite Super Heroes for all-new, epic experiences for a limited time, and beginning May 27 they will encounter the intrigue and triumph of the new, year-round attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! “It’s going to be a thrilling summer at the Disneyland Resort,” said David Duffy, Director, Creative Entertainment. “You can celebrate the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission BREAKOUT! and join forces with legendary Super Heroes. You can choose an awesome encounter with Star-Lord, Black Widow, SpiderMan, Hawkeye or Captain America, step up to meet Groot for the first time, and find out if you have what it takes to join the Avengers. It’s all part of the adventure with Summer of Heroes.” Summer of Heroes will launch new, year-round experiences: Guardians of the Galaxy­–Mission: BREAKOUT! This new adventure blasts guests straight into the “Guardians of the Galaxy” story for the first time, alongside characters from the blockbuster films and comics. As guests join Rocket in his attempt to bust his pals out of the Collector’s Fortress, they’ll experience randomized ride experiences complete with all-new visual and audio effects and music inspired by the popular film soundtracks. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Dance Off! – Star-Lord will fire up his old-school boom box to get a party started. Everyone is bound to get in the groove and show off their moves during this awesome rock ‘n’ roll bash!

Super Hero Encounters – For the first time, citizens of Earth will come face-to-face with tree-of-few-words Groot, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! They may also encounter the First Avenger, Captain America, and everyone’s favorite web slinger, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. For a limited time, guests also will discover more new adventures, exclusive to Summer of Heroes: Avengers Training Initiative – Black Widow and Hawkeye assemble young recruits for a series of tests to see if they have what it takes to join the ranks of the Avengers.

Heroic Encounter: Black Widow – Black Widow will arrive on the scene several times throughout the day in an armored Avengers vehicle for her heroic encounter with park guests. Grab a Piece (or Bite) of the Action – Special themed merchandise and food will be available throughout Hollywood Land. The summer brings more excitement at Disneyland Park, too, with the return of the Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America attractions, including the “Fantasmic!” nighttime spectacular returning later this summer. Dates for the return of these classic attractions will be announced soon.

Finally, the last chance for guests to enjoy the classic Main Street Electrical Parade during its limited-time return to Disneyland will be Sunday, June 18.

Be sure to share with the rest of us if you go this summer! Would love to see your pics.


#  #  # About the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprising unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical, 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” theme. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. Located in Anaheim, Calif., the Disneyland Resort opened July 17, 1955. Open daily, year- round.

Aunt Tracy Checks it Out! Guardians of the Galaxy Lego Super Heroes “Knowhere Escape Mission” Review

Oh my goodness, if I’ve stepped on one Lego piece, I’ve stepped on 700. No matter how many yelps, stumbles and curses, though, there’s no denying the power of Lego. For that matter, there’s no denying Marvel and the movie with the coolest soundtrack ever, Guardians of the Galaxy!

This Lego Super Heroes set is the next toy on the “Aunt Tracy Checks it Out” list. I have a feeling I better wear shoes on Christmas morning – it’s probably not cool to curse on Jesus’ birthday, even if you step on a Lego.

Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set 

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The Lego toy company has been releasing hundreds of popular play sets since building their first interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Through 2013, the company estimates they have produced more than 560 billion Lego parts. And in recent years, full-length feature films starring popular superheroes and movie characters in Lego form have given a “must have” quality to the many play sets the company produces. The Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set contains over 400 pieces, so let’s get started building and see exactly what you can expect.

Key Elements of the Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set

* 433 pieces in all

* Recommended for children ages 6 and up

* Based on the popular Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

* Set comes complete with three mini-figures and assorted weapons

* Includes Nebula and Groot mini-figures which are exclusive to this set

Why the Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set Is a Smart Buy

Guardians of the Galaxy is an American film from 2014, based on Marvel Comics characters that form a superhero team of the same name. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios, the movie has grossed more than $450 million worldwide. Now that smash hit has appeared in the Lego form factor.


  • The Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set includes three of the main characters from the film – Rocket Raccoon, Sakaaran and Nebula. The appearance of the female villain Nebula, as well as the Groot superhero, are exclusive to this set.
  • Collectors of Disney memorabilia will consider this a must-buy just because of that exclusivity. And Marvel Comics collectors will want to add this movie-themed play set to their collection as well.

The package comes with 433 pieces, and includes a superhero action comic adventure. The detail is excellent, evidenced in such features as the trap door and exploding function, firing bazooka and catapult on the mining station.

Weapons included in this Lego building set include Rocket Raccoon’s space blaster, and the mining pod from the film is faithfully reproduced with a cockpit, fuel bombs and grabbing claws.

The mining station measures over 6 inches high and 8 inches wide. The mining pod in this kit is more than 2 inches tall, 2 inches wide and 3 inches deep. Groot’s mini figure stands a tall 5 inches.

Fans of the film will appreciate the ability to re-create Groot and Rocket Raccoon’s escape from Knowhere. And priced at less than 10 cents per piece, the Lego Superheroes 76020 Knowhere Escape Mission Building Set makes a smart buy for your wallet or pocketbook, and an enjoyable creative play set for your little Guardians!

Also available in this Lego Super Heroes line of Guardians of the Galaxy sets are the LEGO Superheroes 76019 Starblaster Showdown Building Set and the LEGO Superheroes 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue Building Set .

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