(UPDATED 9/12/19): We’ve known now for a couple of years that a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster is coming to Epcot, but now we have many more details including the name: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.”
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This new coaster will be located in one of the 4 brand new neighborhoods of Epcot called World Discovery, in the location of the old Universe of Energy pavilion. We learned that even though it already has a ground-breaking new ride system which allows guests to spin around, it will also be the first backwards-launching spinning roller coaster.
Disney has heard the cries from guests that Epcot doesn’t have enough attractions, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind looks like it’s going to be one of the most intense and also fun ride experiences we’ve ever seen.
Disney has revealed the ride vehicles for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, showing new concept art and a new video for the coaster trains. Take a look:
The ride vehicles for Cosmic Rewind will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before and will allow the attraction to rotate guests exactly where they should be facing, at just the right time in the ride.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will focus more on telling a story to guests, rather than just giving them big thrills. Instead of just flying past the coolest parts in the ride, guests will now be able to see all the details in the way Disney Imagineers wanted them to.
Here’s another shot of the ride vehicle, you can see underneath, where it swivels around:
The ride vehicles rotate 360 degrees around, meaning you won’t miss anything!
We also got a look at the beginning of your journey with the Guardians as the fun starts in the attraction’s elaborate show building called the “Galaxarium.” Here this planetarium-like exhibition explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar.
Once you learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share, you then meet up with the Guardians and your adventure begins. The reason for this new ride-system which spins is to help further tell the story you are entering, and allows Walt Disney Imagineering to rotate the cars 360, helping you to focus on the best parts of the action.
Of course your mission probably won’t go the way you expected and you will end up in the middle of a chaotic adventure with your favorite characters from the Guardians franchise.
I don’t know about you but I absolutely am looking forward to the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster and think it’s going to be one of the most innovative ride Disney Imagineering has come up with.
They didn’t tell us the opening date yet but we know it will be done in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World which means sometime in 2021. Stay tuned as we continue to bring you more info on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind as it comes out…
This was only one of the exciting announcements made today at the D23 Expo. To hear what else was announced, please visit our D23 Expo News and Announcements page for all the other new things coming to the Disney Parks!
I want to know what you think about the new details for the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster…
- Do you like the name?
- Are you happy it will launch backwards?
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