Just as the Epcot Experience Center tracks the transformation of Epcot, the center itself, which opened just last Tuesday, is constantly updating and adding to their series of exhibits.
Just recently, we noticed the arrival of two new attraction ride vehicle models––one for Guardians of the Galaxy and one for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure––inside the displays next to their respective photo ops. (To see more of the Epcot Experience Center, check out our full opening day tour here.)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
First up is the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride vehicle, which promises to “rocket you through the universe!” So far, we’ve known (yes, long before D23) that the ride will be Disney’s first-ever backwards launch coaster. We’ve also seen the ride vehicle testing in action at the attraction’s manufacturer (Vekoma) testing site.
With revolutionary spinning roller coaster cars, guests will launch backwards out of the old Universe of Energy building, through a tunnel, and up into the new gravity building that will house a majority of the roller coaster ride.
Touted as a “storytelling coaster”, each individual cab in the attraction’s Omni-Coaster ride system will also direct guests’ eyes to the story happening around them. Instead of whizzing by the action, the system will fully immerse guests in the attraction’s story from the minute they take off.
You can also view the actual ride vehicles on display by Disney Imagineering in this video.
Another neat addition to the display case is this “map” of the attraction’s storyline, as the attraction takes you from Earth, to a jump point, and off to Xandar in the Andromeda Galaxy.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Over by the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure display, we have a glimpse of the attraction’s ride vehicle as well by way of model.
Of course, these ride vehicles are identical to the ones used for Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy in Disneyland Paris:
The trackless ride vehicles, dubbed “ratmobiles”, allow guests to enjoy the experience as though they were the size of our lovable little rodents. The vehicles will hold up to six passengers in two rows of 2-3 passengers each.
We’ll keep checking into the Epcot Experience Center for any new additions in the coming weeks, especially as we near the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, set to open in Summer 2020 and in 2021 for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, respectively.