Today at D23, Bob Chapek, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman, finally let us know the name of the new Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction moving into the previous Universe of Energy building.
The new coaster will be called Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
First announced at the D23 2017 event, this led to the quick closure of the Universe of Energy and the construction of the new show building.
I love how all the concept art doesn’t show the GIGANTIC building behind the updated Universe of Energy facade. You can see it from far away and clear across the park, although the paint does help it blend somewhat.
D23 News continued:
This attraction will be the first “other-world showcase pavilion at Epcot. If that’s the case will there be more “other-world” pavilions?
According to Disney – “The adventure starts in the “Galaxarium,” a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar.”
“You will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and adventures across the cosmos ensue.”
This ride will feature a new coaster that rotates 360 degrees to keep you in the action. Several months ago we reported on this over at the Kingdom Insider when patents were filed for this new Walt Disney Imagineering “innovation.”
Something else to be excited about is that this new ride system will include the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster! Which is probably part of the reason it’s called Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Hopefully we will hear more, including an opening date, as time goes on!
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