Holy cow! Disney shared some additional details about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction for EPCOT and let me tell you….it looks amazing!
For those who don’t know, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be a family-friendly “storytelling coaster”. The attraction will feature a groundbreaking ride system with vehicles that rotate 360 degrees and includes the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is being called an Omnicoaster and it is a first- of-its-kind programmable roller coaster ride system, where Guests can be rotated along the ride track in any direction courtesy of the ride vehicle while traveling at high speeds. Take a look at the video that was released here to see just how fantastic this attraction is going to be:
The Omnicoaster name gets its identity because it builds upon the Omnimover ride system (ie – the system that’s in place for attractions like The Haunted Mansion and Spaceship Earth) in which the attraction vehicles are able to turn Guests in any direction and focus their attention on a specific scene or element.
In the overview video that was show today during the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference (which is a big expo that happens yearly for those in the theme park industry), we also got to see footage of what the attraction looks like inside that giant building that houses the attraction.
Disney, courtesy of Imagineer Zach Ridley also recently shared a photo of the attraction vehicles on their social media:
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In Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Guests will enter in the “Galaxarium,” a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar. Then the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive and, as most themed attractions go, everything goes haywire.
For those who are curious, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is being built in the former location of Universe of Energy. There is still no official opening date for the attraction.