Filming for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride at EPCOT in Walt Disney World has officially begun according to GotG director James Gunn. The attraction will be replacing the Universe of Energy pavilion, once home to Ellen’s Energy Adventure which closed in 2017.
The director had to clarify on Social media that they were filming for the upcoming ride and not for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after a number of people online speculated the filming was related to the upcoming 2023 film.
Yep. That we HAVE started shooting. https://t.co/WLNQPr1YoU— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 19, 2021
Chris Pratt said in a video via the Team Coco twitter account that he was “On Set” for GotG vol. 3 but Gunn clarified that they were only doing camera tests for the 3rd film and that the only thing that was being filmed was the upcoming EPCOT ride.
Chris is on set and we're rehearsing and doing camera tests and stuff – so it's his "first day" like it was my "first day" many months ago – but actual shooting is a while off. Btw, I didn't even know about this video when I first posted this. https://t.co/afqbXCyoFf— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 19, 2021
If you recall Ellen’s Energy Adventure features giant projection screens, both in the waiting area and the ride itself, where guests would meet Ellen and venture off into learning about the world of energy. The filming James Gunn is talking about will be the actors playing their characters for those type of screens for the queue area and possibly even on the ride. Perhaps we might see Ellen in one of the Collector’s cases as an Easter egg.
The ride is set to be a very unique attraction, being the very first Disney coaster that features a 360-degree vehicle rotation and includes Disney’s first reverse launch system on a coaster.
With Universal Studios putting pressure on Disney to make more exciting rides and attractions they seem to be going more into the roller coaster department with this as well as the upcoming Tron Lightcycle Run at the Magic Kingdom. Who knows what other thrill rides the Walt Disney Company has up their selves.
The ride is set to open in 2022 as part of the new “Wonders of Xandar” pavilion. Are you looking forward to the ride?
Source: Laughing Place
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