Publication Quietly Removes Reports of Animatronics Coming to ‘Guardians’ Ride

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Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly published an article about the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction. Within the article, they reported that Disney confirmed that they will be bringing some of our favorite characters to life thanks to the use of animatronics.

However, nearly 24 hours later, EW has quietly removed this part of the article.

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Prior to the removal, Entertainment Weekly reported:

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 […]

Now, however, this section of the article is gone and instead reads:

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 digital media and the James Gunn-directed series’ signature soundtrack of pop-rock hits, all in the name of amping up the same “energy and excitement” from the films.

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

Instead of using the word “animatronics”, Entertainment Weekly uses the language “digital media”, indicating that perhaps, animatronics won’t be included in the attraction after all.

As always, Inside the Magic will update you as we get information.

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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