GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: COSMIC REWIND Roller Coaster Set To Open In 2022 At Walt Disney World

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: COSMIC REWIND Roller Coaster Set To Open In 2022 At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World's new family-friendly storytelling coaster Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to open at EPCOT in 2022. Check out the innovative new technology being used to bring this story to life.

During a virtual press event today, Walt Disney World announced that its new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster will open in EPCOT in 2022. The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction has taken the place of the slow-moving but informative Ellen's Energy Adventure located in the Universe of Energy Pavilion, which Disney also confirmed will now be known as the "Wonders of Xandar Pavilion."

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is described as a family-friendly adventure in which guests will embark on an intergalactic chase through space and time. The adventure begins within the Galaxarium, "a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar." Guests will learn more of Xandar's treasures before the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive and all chaos ensues.

Described as a "storytelling coaster," the attraction makes use of an OmniCoaster ride system with vehicles that can rotate 360 degrees and direct your eyes to the story happening around you. Rather than racing by the action, guests will be fully immersed with the story from the second they take off.

Speaking of take off, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will feature the first reverse launch on a coaster in Disney history. It's also one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world.

Walt Disney World is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind represents just a part of the ongoing transformation currently taking place at EPCOT.

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