Imagineer Zach Riddley posted on Instagram an announcement that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is deep in the final stages of construction. He said:
“Today is very exciting, and I am honored to represent the amazing talents of our Walt Disney Imagineers by revealing that Rocket and Groot are part of the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” that you’ll soon find across the four @waltdisneyworld theme parks during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” starting October 1!
We are deep in the final stages of preparing our first Other World Showcase pavilion at EPCOT with our Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction! This stunning new addition to EPCOT will feature some firsts for the park – our first roller coaster attraction, a brand-new storytelling coaster technology, and one of the longest indoor coasters in the world! This is a story and a set of characters that expand EPCOT’s strong legacy of real science brought to life in fantastic ways –discovering the wonders and mysteries of our galaxy and galaxies beyond.
We are excited to soon welcome Rocket, Groot, and other members of the Guardians of the Galaxy to EPCOT and to take us on an adventure that’s truly out of this world!! I cannot wait to see this statue in EPCOT for #DisneyWorld50!”
There is no opening date for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Originally it was supposed to be opened in time for the 50th Anniversary on October 1st, 2021, but construction was put on hold, so we are assuming it will probably be sometime in 2022. Once more information is announced, we will be sure to get that out to you. Construction began in 2017, and although it has taken some time, it will be worth the wait. Imagineers have said it will be a family friendly coaster. Being a thrill ride, there will still be a height restriction, although we do not know what that will be.
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