Construction on the Disney Epcot’s new Guardians of the Galaxy ride is well underway, and recently, the park shared some updates from the ride’s location.
Earlier this year, Disney announced that a major Marvel expansion would be coming to its theme parks around the world and that a new Guardians of the Galaxy ride was just the beginning, but what a beginning it is!
The new ride will be the first full roller coaster ride for Epcot and also one of the biggest on the planet. Featuring a unique and innovative story, we now know that the ride will also revolutionize the rider’s experience. Thanks to a new technology being built into the coaster, each coaster car will have the capability to turn from side to side allowing riders to enjoy a fully immersive storytelling experience focused on the scenery around them.
Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek explained the details of the ride stating, “On most coasters, the vehicles point straight ahead throughout the ride, but on this attraction, each individual cab will be programmed to direct your eye to the story happening around you. That means instead of whizzing by the action, you’ll be fully immersed in the story from the minute you launch.”
That certainly sounds pretty cool! Additionally, Disney shared some concept art for the new innovative coaster. Check out the reveal in the video below.
The new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster is planned to open in conjunction with Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.
What do you think about a new Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to Epcot? What do you think about the new technology being built into the coaster? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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