During today’s IAAPA virtual conference, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro, who was one of the keynote speakers, offered some updates to Disney’s upcoming construction projects, including the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT.
“Our industry is hurting. It’s hurting from the presence of COVID-19 in our communities. But unlike some industries impacted by the pandemic, our industry is here to stay and it’s here to grow,” the chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products said before discussing the upcoming Guardians attractions.
The brand new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction will begin in the “Galaxarium,” which is a planetarium-like exhibit that will explore similar aspects of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar. Guests will join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and of course, Groot as they go on an out-of-this-world adventure.
And now, thanks to D’Amaro, we have an exclusive look at the inside of the coaster track!
⚠️ New look at construction of the Galactic Starcruiser hotel and Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at Walt Disney World, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland #IAAPAExpo pic.twitter.com/Bgux2qjsx3
— DLP Report (@DLPReport) November 16, 2020
@marvel_rides on Twitter also shared this photo of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction, which you can see below.
— Marvel Rides 🎡 (@Marvel_Rides) November 16, 2020
As you can see in DLP Report’s tweet above, D’Amaro shared an inside look at the Cosmic Rewind track! Though we do not yet have an official opening date for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, other than in the year 2021, we are excited to see progress being made on the upcoming attraction.
During the conference, D’Amaro added “Events in the U.S. forced us to look across our entire business with an updated lens and frankly we have some work to do both on stage and backstage. And at Disney, a company steeped in traditions and heritage, change isn’t always easy.”
“When we say, ‘To all who come to this happy place, welcome,’ that means everyone, both cast and guests. And … that’s a tradition that goes back to Walt Disney himself,” he concluded.
Disney Parks Blog also shared a video of the attraction currently being tested (above) with the following information:
Work also continues on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – the family-friendly “storytelling coaster” featuring a groundbreaking ride system with vehicles that rotate 360 degrees and can even do a reverse launch!
The Omnicoaster is a first- of-its-kind programmable roller coaster ride system, where guests can be rotated along the ride track in any direction while traveling at high speeds. The Omnicoaster name builds upon the tradition of the Omnimover ride system in which Walt Disney Imagineers are able to turn guests in any direction and focus their attention on a specific scene or element.
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