Lately there has been a lot of discussion on whether or not the new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” Coaster will open in EPCOT sometime this year. Recently it’s been pointed out that Disney did not mention either it or the Tron Coaster in their post about attractions coming this year. This has led many to speculate on the status of both attractions.
This coupled with the rumor that the Tron Coaster has been sealed off, and possibly delayed, have everyone wondering what’s going on.
Disney had previously stated that the new coaster, coming to EPCOT, would be open for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary and the EPCOT 40th Anniversary this year.
“The family-friendly “storytelling coaster” will feature a groundbreaking ride system with vehicles that rotate 360 degrees and can even do a reverse launch! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.”
Recently during IAAPA Expo, Josh D’Amaro gave fans a look at the progress inside the attraction.
We also got a look at a video of ride vehicle testing.
Everything seemed on track and as of last year we were still hearing 2021 as the expected opening time frame.
It is possible that we won’t see either attraction open until 2022 due to the time lost when the parks were closed due to COVID-19. Disney halted construction during the time they were shut down. That time would obviously set them back. We’ve seen the time shift before with the upcoming cruise ships. They are running about six-months behind due to shut-downs.
Since the attractions were set to open sometime in 2021, or at least by October, it would make sense they are being pushed back three months or so. It’s also possible that Disney wants to err on the side of caution and not mention them in the big 2021 announcement until they get closer to the end of the year to ensure they are on track to open.
The answer is we don’t know why the two new coasters aren’t listed in the “21 Ways to Kick Off 2021 with Magic at Walt Disney World Resort” article that the Disney Parks Blog posted. Until Disney clarifies it’s all speculation and rumor.
Maybe they don’t want to say anything because then people will move their trips to another time when they know the new attractions will be open, so they are trying to hold out on news until the last possible minute as the Anniversary kick offs will be in October and October starts the new fiscal year for Disney.
Hopefully we officially find out what’s going on soon.
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Source: Disney Parks Blog
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