‘Guardians’ Characters May Be Coming to Disney World (Sort Of)

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It’s official — some of our favorite characters from Guardians of the Galaxy will be coming to EPCOT at Walt Disney World (well, sort of).

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an upcoming attraction currently under construction at EPCOT. We already knew that the family-friendly roller coaster will offer exciting thrills with an innovative ride vehicle that offers 360-degree motion for riders. According to Entertainment Weekly, Disney confirmed that they will be bringing some of our favorite characters to life thanks to the use of animatronics.

However, news is now circulating that this may not be true.

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Related: Disney Confirms ‘Guardians’ Ride Will Have Biggest Show Building on Property

Initially, Entertainment Weekly reported that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will include animatronics. Per their original article:

Kicking off with a backward launch, the fast-paced attraction will rocket riders through time and space and into the largest “show building” on the property, complete with animatronics […]

The interesting thing is that after about 24-hours, EW removed the word “animatronics” from the article and, instead, reports “digital media”. At this time, we do not know what caused the publication to remove this part from the article, but Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.

We cannot wait to see what’s in store once Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind debuts in Summer 2022.

More on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

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Disney Parks Blog recently shared the following information when discussing the upcoming Guardians coaster:

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a family-friendly adventure, featuring a totally new type of roller coaster experience we’re developing just for this attraction – it’s a storycoaster that rotates 360 degrees so you’re always focused on all the action as you help the Guardians save the galaxy. Not only that, but Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also feature the first reverse launch on a coaster in Disney history and is one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world. It’s a massive experience that will match the scale and adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy films.

As part of the ongoing transformation of EPCOT, we’re infusing this park we love and cherish with more ways to dream, to be inspired and to connect with our world – or other galaxies, in this case. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is going to be a big step in that direction, and we can’t wait for you to experience it. Keep following along here on the Disney Parks Blog and with me, @thezachriddley on Instagram, as we chronicle this amazing new attraction and all that’s happening at EPCOT.

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Who do you hope to see as an animatronic on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind? Let us know in the comments below.

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This article has been updated since its original publication.

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