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

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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Article Posted: Nov 16, 2020 / 12:17pm ET
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larryz3 days ago

You may, however, claim the title of "Present at the Animal Kingdom" any time you're in town.

nickys6 days ago

Sadly it’s on the wrong side of the park though, dang it! 😉

RSoxNo16 days ago

I believe I was offended that I wasn't named President of the Animal Kingdom.

MisterPenguin6 days ago

Said supposed 'insider' was called out for not knowing that the title of "President of DAK" doesn't exist. Hilarity ensued. I adopted the title as a tweak of the nose. I abandoned it when newbies actually thought I was PoDAK. That was the same time when newbies were confused by "realBobChapek.'

CaptainNicko6 days ago

Since no one likes being left out, I'll give an unofficial and severely abridged explanation: -Fuzzy on the original origin but, in one of the threads someone was referencing rumors or claiming inside knowledge of something generally perceived as ridiculous (as usual). -Said poster somehow referenced the President of Animal Kingdom (or one of the other WDW parks). -An individual park's highest title is Vice President -In the ensuing chaos in the thread, several titles were claimed -Mr. Penguin ended up with a seemingly unanimous claim to the title of President of Animal Kingdom -Due to his general congeniality* and wit, Mr. Penguin's title seemed to be the only one with real staying power -Many lurkers feared cutbacks when said title was no longer showing on his posts *Your mileage may vary

CaptainNicko6 days ago

There it is! I feared your title was stripped with Rohde's... Good to see they saw your value.

MisterPenguin6 days ago

There will be attractions!

mandstaft6 days ago

Please do share more.

MisterPenguin6 days ago

You called? Every insider knows who's the President of Animal Kingdom! I'm happy to announce that there will be additions to Animal Kingdom soon.

HauntedPirate6 days ago

@MisterPenguin is still here and posting. 😉 Or maybe he’s no longer President of Animal Kingdom because the tightwads wouldn’t give him more fish.

EricsBiscuit7 days ago

Ouch... too soon... too soon... 10~ years... yikes....

SplashZander7 days ago

When was this? 🧐

CaptainNicko7 days ago

I just miss the days when President of Animal Kingdom was mingling amongst the boards here. Times felt so much simpler then.

HauntedPirate7 days ago

You win the internet today. And... ouch. 😀