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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Attraction at Epcot Will Be One of World’s Longest Enclosed Coasters

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Minutes ago at D23 Expo Japan, we shared a first look at Epcot’s highly-anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy”-themed attraction – and yes, it’s a roller coaster!

With the “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired coaster, we’re going big. This one-of-a-kind family attraction will be one of the world’s longest enclosed roller coasters when it’s added to Future World at Epcot. It’ll feature a unique story currently being created by Walt Disney Imagineering and include a new innovative ride system that’s guaranteed to “wow” guests.

This attraction is part of our ongoing work to transform Epcot into a place that’s more family, more relevant and more timeless. “As we build upon its core mission of optimism and hope to inspire the world, the real will become fantastic and the fantastic will become real—in whole new ways at Epcot,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, said.

The attraction will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for future updates.

Comments

  • To be fair, EPCOT as built had nothing to do with Walt’s original vision. It’s evolution of the ages so to speak. As a young adult visiting the park a year after opening, I found it a let down and somewhat boring. As a 30 something adult, I found the attractions much more entertaining. As a 50 year old looking for thrills, I welcome a fantasy based coaster with state of the art technology and a big budget. Looking forward to the new direction and investment…

  • I agree with many of you. I don’t feel this attraction is appropriate for EPCOT. It seems like a large step in the wrong direction.

  • Walt was a visionary. If something wasn’t working, he would change it, improve it. he would see what people wanted, reach new heights in entertainment to draw them in. He would understand the evolution of Epcot. He would see the line between Future World, imagination, and Guardians. Well done! Keep moving forward with vision, with imagination, with alternative theming.

  • Meh, not feeling the love on this.
    EPCOT was to be about innovation and future not Marvel.
    Diluting Walt Disney right out of Walt Disney World…
    Theme Park versus Walt Disney World.
    I’m missing the connection but I suspect there is no connection anymore.

  • It will take the place of Ellens Energy Adventure that closed last year. Cant wait!

  • IMO very little about EPCOT is anything like Walt Disney had in mind. Does anyone know if this will be replacing another attraction or will it be in a currently unused part of the park?

  • I totally agree with you Jim. This attraction seems amazing… but for Hollywood Studios, not Epcot.

  • I can’t wait to ride the Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot. Because Epcot needs some love, needed and wanted to be the best ride ever in Epcot’s History and I can’t hardly wait to ride it!

  • I love everything about Guardians of the Galaxy and I know that Future World needs a little TLC, but feel that this attraction is being placed in the wrong park. Epcot is the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Can someone please explain to us how this attraction is going to fit in with Walt’s vision of Epcot?