CONFIRMED: Guardians of the Galaxy Ride at Epcot Will Be A Roller Coaster

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As we have rumored on this site for some time, the Guardians of the Galaxy Ride coming to Epcot will indeed be a roller coaster attraction.

AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES E-TICKET GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ATTRACTION COMING TO EPCOT — Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before, including a brand-new E-ticket attraction based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Vice President of Epcot, Melissa Valiquette, confirmed that the attraction is a coaster to members of the media at the Epcot 35 celebration yesterday.

According to sources, the roller coaster will load guests in the former Universe of Energy attraction, launching guests through a tunnel into a 10-story tall show building. The coaster will reportedly be a first of its kind ride system, but it remains unclear how it will differ from a conventional ride.

The attraction will mark the very first roller coaster for Epcot in its 35 year history, the last remaining Disney Park on earth without one.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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jedwa
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jedwa

CONFIRMED! RUDE!

Sam Gennawey
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Sam Gennawey

“Exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before.” Had to laugh. What an empty statement. Kind of makes you wonder if Bob Chapek has actually visited the park before.

Mike H
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Mike H

Great news!!! Future World needs a HUGE shot of energy and this is a good start… although I do hope they keep some of the old philosophies and themes going throughout Future World and Epcot as a whole

Scott
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Scott

I’m afraid it’s too late for the latter. Other than The Land and Spaceship Earth, Future World barely resembles the original vision. Some may argue that that’s a good thing, but I miss it, having first visited in 1982. The biggest problem being that it was originally a showcase for new technology, most of which could only be experienced there. These days we carry the latest and greatest technology around in our pockets. Or at least can watch a YouTube video of it. The mystery and wonder that once made Future World such a huge draw simply cannot exist in… Read more »

Mike H
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Mike H

I have to agree with you on that… unfortunately.

Jim
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Jim

Agree that Future World is essentially impossible to bring back today. Many trade shows have scaled back or close entirely.

I’d say the Arts and Food and Wine festivals are part of the vision of education and outreach in a way that the Internet can’t replicate.

David
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David

It would be cool if they could somehow incorporate some of the elements of old Universe of Energy ride (i.e. the dinosaurs) into the new attraction as a tribute to the old ride.

TimP
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TimP

Like Ellen?

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

Oh god, no!

Chris T.
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Chris T.

Yeah! Would love Ellen to make a cameo!

Dan Schuck
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Dan Schuck

They need to move those Dino’s over to the WDW RR for a proper experience.

WDWNT 1, Me 0
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WDWNT 1, Me 0

Alright I believe you now. Looking forward to this ride!

Jeannette Sanchez
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Jeannette Sanchez

I can’t wait to ride the Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot! This will be awesome! I love Rollercoasters!

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Bryan
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Bryan

I laugh that so many are upset about this change and say EPCOT isn’t what they envisioned. Yet the drunks stumbling through the parks nightly especially during Food and Wine are? Laughable. I welcome the change. Epcot has become a 9-5 park for us.

DJ
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DJ

You will not be missed.

grant
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grant

I’m a Marvel fan. I don’t believe Marvel stuff belongs in EPCOT, but I’m accepting the inevitable. While I don’t believe Guardians has the staying power that Disney is hoping for, my only hope is that the attraction being in EPCOT is that it has some sort of ‘edutainment’ value (even better if revolves around energy). Mission Space and Test Track both do, so I’m optimistic. I also hope that it is a success and we get a version out at DCA replacing Mission: Breakout. Love Mission: Breakout but it is plagued with daily breakdowns making for HUGE lines. Rocket… Read more »

grant
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grant

Don’t forget! Peter Quill visited EPCOT in the 80s! Perhaps he will save us all and bring back it’s former glory! (Good thing he didn’t visit in the late 90s.)

grant
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grant

*its

JimDisney
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JimDisney

BUT , What about the employee parking lot ?

Gene
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Gene

The cast parking lot (“red lot”) is to the west of Test Track and shouldn’t be affected. If you look at a satellite view of Epcot on Google Maps, there’s a large wooded area northeast of the current Universe of Energy building, just east of the guest parking. (Yes, that area of guest parking is usually used for cast parking, too. Maybe that’s what you meant.) I think the woods are going to make way for the ride building. In fact, when I was there the other night, you could see some clearing already starting there.

Ronan the Accuser
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Ronan the Accuser

Can’t wait to ride this!

Groot
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Groot

I am Groot

JimDisney
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JimDisney

Haa

Drunkcot
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Drunkcot

I wanted big oil to create a ride to teach me about energy using a dumbed down version of Jeopardy hosted by 90s sitcom stars with a ride past dinosaurs or the future oil for my car. Now I have to find a new ride to get to third base on

O
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O

10 story show building? Really? That’s going to be quite sizable next to the 18 story spaceship earth. I just hope they do something to make the show building decent looking from the parking lot unlike avatarland’s show buildings.

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[…] De Guardians of the Galaxy attractie voor EPCOT zal, zoals de geruchten al deden vermoeden, een achtbaan worden. Vice President van EPCOT, Melissa Valiquette, heeft dat tijdens de viering van het 35 jarig bestaan van het park afgelopen weekend bevestigd. Achter het grote Universe of Energy paviljoen zal een 10 verdiepingen hoog showgebiouw verrijzen waarin de rit zich, na een lancering, zal afspelen. Bron: Walt Disney World News Today […]

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

Way to go Tom. That’ll shut ’em up.

Big Ern McCracken
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Big Ern McCracken

This goes against Walt vision of a GIANT FOOD COURT!!!

Hollie
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Hollie

Too many thrill rides which don’t thrill everyone. Including me.

Mike H
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Mike H

Too many thrill rides?! Come on now.. comparably speaking, “thrill” rides to non-thrill rides in WDW is very lopsided. Not to mention, Epcot needs this

Try Again Hollie
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Try Again Hollie

Wait… what? I count all of two semi-thrill rides in Epcot. Test Track barely qualifies, as it’s basically the equivalent of riding down I-4 in a convertible. Mission: Space has two options, eliminating it as exclusively a thrill ride.

So… this will realistically be the first true thrill ride in Epcot.

Mike H
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Mike H

I think we’re on the same page here.. haha. I am of the firm belief that Epcot needs a GOOD thrill ride!

TBONE
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TBONE

I agree totally. When my family visited EPCOT for the first time it was in the early eighties when it was in its prime. Spaceship Earth, Horizons and world of Motion were some of our favorite rides. They didn’t drop, swirl or make you want to puke – and I’m okay with that.
Those rides gave you the opportunity to use your mind and be immersed into what could be and what was. It seems now the knee jerk reaction or a new ride system is a roller coaster.

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