During yesterday’s D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration event titled “EPCOT – The Magic of Possibility,” Zach Riddley, Imagineering Portfolio Executive for Walt Disney World Resort, and Melissa Valiquette, Vice President of EPCOT shared some fun and exciting details that Guests can look forward to with the new overhaul of EPCOT.
In case you missed it, during the 2019 D23 Expo, Bob Chapek and Zach Riddley announced several big projects coming to EPCOT — Including three brand new neighborhoods, replacing Future World — World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature — As well as new attractions such as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Well, during the presentation, Riddley shared some new details, as well as an image of the new coaster being tested with a “push/pull” method. He explained how this coaster will be like nothing you have ever experienced before, as it is designed with a programmable roller coaster ride system. This allows Guests to be rotated along the track in any direction while simultaneously traveling at high speeds.
Imagineer Zach Riddley took to Instagram following the D23 presentation, sharing two photos of the new Guardians of the Galaxy themed coaster along with the caption:
Today EPCOT vice president Melissa Valiquette and I shared some fun details about the EPCOT transformation during @disneyd23 Fantastic World Celebration. During the session we shared a first look at the first ride vehicles on the track at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This is such an exciting milestone for our team as they begin a process called “push/pull” testing. I recently was on the site to see the exciting progress they are making as large show sets are arriving and I can’t wait to keep you posted on more to come!
Disney Parks Blog previously shared the following information regarding the upcoming coaster at EPCOT:
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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