The long-awaited debut of the Walt Disney World’s highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy ride is fast approaching. This summer, EPCOT will get its first Marvel-inspired attraction with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The coaster has been coming closer to completion in recent months. In January, Disney constructed a complete Xandarian vessel outside the attraction’s entrance gates, adding to the curiosity of every tourist who passed by.
Following the ship’s introduction, Disney has returned to make a few minor modifications and improvements. This week, Walt Disney World News Today published several photographs of the Xandarian ship’s additional renovations. The ship’s nose received additional plates and sections, as well as a few small paint repairs.
Cosmic Rewind is a roller coaster that tells a story while at the same time turning the cars as it goes, keeping riders interested in what’s going on around them. The ride will include many of the beloved characters from the Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy films, with some directed by franchise director James Gunn.
“The Guardians characters are awesome,” Walt Disney Imagineering executive producer Michael Hundgen told ComicBook.com. “They’re fun, they’re irreverent, they’ve got great music. And so it felt like: If we can take advantage of bringing them to Walt Disney World, Epcot was a great home for them. We’ve talked about that this is the first Intergalactic Pavilion at Epcot. We’ve got lots of International Pavilions, but we’re going galactic with this addition. And we’re introducing guests to the planet Xandar and telling them how it was formed, telling them about their people, their traditions; and getting to see some of the great artifacts from their treasures; and then Rocket, Groot, Star-Lord and Gamora, they all show up.”
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the first Guardians-inspired ride to open in Walt Disney World, though it will be the second overall at any Disney park. Disneyland converted its Tower of Terror attraction into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.
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