VIDEO - Disney shows off Guardians of the Galaxy coaster ride system in testing

Nov 16, 2020 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Inside Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind show building
Posted: Monday November 16, 2020 12:17pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today showed some new video of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind' rollercoaster at a testing facility.

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.

The more than $400 million coaster was originally expected to open in 2021, but an opening window has been thrown into some doubt due to the COVID-19 shutdown and reduction in spending. Disney did not offer any information an opening timeframe with the release of this new video.

The new video was part of a presentation by Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, as he took the virtual stage at the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference.

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britain1 hour ago

Not much to show in this screen filled coaster, at least not much to show that’s worth risking your job.

MaximumEd1 day ago

I may have missed a bit here and there, but this project has seemed to manage to stay under wraps pretty well. We’ve had a pic of the ride vehicle and a deliberately ambiguous sketch of the ride path. Seems more would have leaked by now.

montyz811 day ago

I would think someone would leak pictures if that were the case.

Dunston1 day ago

I wonder how true the rumors are that the interior of the building and ride are basically done and just need footage of the Guardians.

dmw1 day ago

Interesting item popped up in my social media feed yesterday... Guardians 3 is filming in the Atlanta/North Georgia area and they put out a casting call for extras. Filming dates are Nov 8, 2021 - March, 2022.

Squishy1 day ago

Racoons keep scratching up the roof

MisterPenguin2 days ago

No one knows. The roof of Energy keeps getting new layer after layer. The roof of WoL keeps getting replaced. No one who has knowledge has said why.

montyz812 days ago

Sorry, a bit late to the update party. So the roof is definitely not going to be solar panels?

Dunston2 days ago

I'd like it to be open by May 2022 but I won't get my hopes up.

witandwander4 days ago

We have a trip planned for the first week of May and I’m not thinking it will be open. Technically Spring doesn’t end until June 21 and I’ve seen them push those seasonal openings until the very last weekend. 😞

rle4lunch4 days ago

I read your tracker, but thought there might be something more firm. Planning the first week of May, so it should line up in guessing

MisterPenguin4 days ago

Spring.

rle4lunch4 days ago

So what's the open date now? Starting to plan our 2022 dvc trip.

michmousefan6 days ago

Looks like they're near Showcase Plaza.