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From 'Iron Man' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Disney theme parks soon to get a whole lot of Marvel

From 'Iron Man' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Disney theme parks soon to get a whole lot of Marvel

“Kaboom!”

That’s the word used by Joe Rohde, the Disney executive overseeing the transformation of the California Adventure ride formerly known as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!

“Kaboom!”

He says it repeatedly — once mixing in the word “kablam!” — occasionally with his arms outstretched to convey his excitement. His ornate, beady earrings, which hang below his jaw, rattle each time.

Fans of Disney theme parks and superheroes, brace yourselves. The Marvel universe is coming, and the impact will not be small.

“Kaboom!”

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