Announced at Comic Con San Diego 2016, the attraction is set to be a re-theme of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which is scheduled to close in early 2017. It will be the first Disney attraction inspired by Marvel characters in the United States. Several cast members from the films will reprise their roles, including Benicio del Toro as Taneleer Tivan / The Collector, respectively. Due to Marvel Entertainment's 1994 contract with Universal Parks & Resorts (pre-dating Disney's 2009 purchase of Marvel Entertainment), the Marvel name is not allowed to be used as part of the ride's name or advertising.
The attraction will be based in the Collector's fortress-esque collection, as seen in the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Tivan will be showing off his latest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy in customized display cases. However, Rocket has secretly escaped his case and asks the guests for help. Guests will then board a gantry lift, where they help Rocket try to free the other Guardians.