Disclosure: Disney invited us to attend a preview of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This did not affect our news of the event: our opinions are ours.
We know it’s a SUPER big week at Disney World with the 50th anniversary celebration coming soon. But the EPCOT transformation is still in full swing, even though many of the projects under construction will not be open on October 1st.
Although we will see the debut this week in Remy Ratatouille Adventure and La Crêperie de Paris, the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Coaster it has been advancing in its construction lately. And, as this week is all about celebrating milestones, we’ll take you with us inside the new attraction for first look at what Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will look like.
During the media preview, we were not allowed to have cell phones or cameras, so we don’t have any photos of the trip yet. Still, we were able to visit INSIDE the show building and see the track for ourselves.
The first thing we would like to emphasize is how massive this building is. Guests can see the large backstage building from the EPCOT car park, but it’s much more impressive once you walk through it. We only saw about half the route in total, but we were still impressed by how gigantic that was all. According to Imagineers, it is one of the longest inland roller coaster trails in the world.
In terms of size comparison, our best estimate is that the promenade building we saw was about twice the space of the roller coaster building for the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios . Cosmic Rewind is similar to Rock ‘n’ Roller, as the ride will be mostly in the dark and will travel through stops at various points. The two decorative pieces we saw looked like a galaxy (pink and purple) and a planet (a large sphere), probably both of which will be even more impressive when the lights are turned off and the special effects of the trip are turned on. .
The Imagineers we spoke to also commented on some of the features of the driving system. As they had shared in the past, the new trip is an “omnicoaster” where the vehicle will turn to face the riders towards the most important parts of roller coaster history.
And speaking of the plot, the story of the new attraction is that the Xandarians are building the first intergalactic pavilion here at EPCOT. Just as we can “visit” the countries of the World Showcase, we can now “visit” Xandar. And, of course, the Guardians of the Galaxy themselves will show up to participate in the entanglements.
From our time within the journey, it seemed that the track was mostly, if not completely complete. We expect some of the sets to become increasingly complex as the construction of the promenade nears completion and we can’t wait to check out the finished product.
At this time, there is no release date given for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, but we will make sure to keep you up to date with the latest news. Stay tuned to AllEars.
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