VIDEO: Test Footage Released of Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Rewind “Storytelling” Ride Vehicles Coming to EPCOT
Work continues on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – the family-friendly “storytelling coaster” featuring a groundbreaking ride system with vehicles that rotate 360 degrees and can even do a reverse launch! Disney has released a video of ride system testing off-site:
The Omnicoaster is a first- of-its-kind programmable roller coaster ride system, where guests can be rotated along the ride track in any direction while traveling at high speeds. The Omnicoaster name builds upon the tradition of the Omnimover ride system in which Walt Disney Imagineers are able to turn guests in any direction and focus their attention on a specific scene or element.
Above, we see Imagineers inspecting the ride vehicles where they’re currently staged on property inside the WDI warehouse. And no, those aren’t accidental scuffs you’re seeing—each ride vehicle has unique impact marks to show just how far they’ve come across the galaxy to transport guests. Lap restraints will keep guests snugly in place as they launch through space and into the show building.
Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro revealed a first look inside the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster at the Universe of Energy pavilion in EPCOT earlier today during an IAAPA presentation—you can check it out here!
Currently, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is set for a 2021 opening date at EPCOT. Are you looking forward to experiencing this new thrill ride inside World Discovery? Let us know in the comments below!