PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind show scenery pieces arrive and ride vehicles begin push-pull testing through the track

Nov 20, 2020 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind show scenery and push-pull testing of ride vehicles
Posted: Friday November 20, 2020 9:51pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley gave an update on EPCOT's Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind earlier this evening, including a rare look inside the show building.

Imagineers are currently carrying out a slow push/pull test of the ride vehicles on the track, verifying that the vehicles are able to pass through the track as intended before moving onto full speed testing.

Also seen, and pictured above, is some of the show scenery that will be part of the attraction.

We still await an opening timeframe update from Disney, with the ride originally expected to open in 2021, but now subject to COVID-19 related delays.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind adventure starts in the Galaxarium, a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar.

Guests will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and adventures across the cosmos ensue.

The attraction will feature a new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering – a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus guests on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster. 

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...it's a yungle10 days ago

A pic of the opening day souvenir book😉, hope you enjoy your day there😎

rle4lunch10 days ago

I'm here on property, Epcot is our first day. Any particular pics I should take?

marni197111 days ago

That was indeed the original opening timeframe.

MisterPenguin11 days ago

It says: SAUSZY Presumably "SAUS" is short for Sausalito, which is Disney's project name for the GotG Coaster. And it sounds like a roguish "saucy." https://www.slashgear.com/what-does-star-lords-shirt-say-in-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-03477129/

DreamfinderGuy11 days ago

Interesting development. Can anybody vouch for it's authenticity?

kinglsyyy11 days ago

Exactlly, and more likely because of patents its not the same.

HauntedPirate12 days ago

Nothing a hundred or so 400 year old redwoods wouldn’t cover. 😉 No plans beyond the current paint scheme that I’ve read.

FigmentFan8212 days ago

Just because multiple companies are simultaneously developing similar tech does not necessarily mean they are using the same methods. Each could be making their own significant breakthroughs in achieving similar goals.

MisterPenguin12 days ago

And it moves and strikes poses just like the Boston Dynamics (and other companies') bipedal robots. I don't want to take away any praise for packaging this with a facial package all in one, small self-contained unit. But... it seems to be leveraging tech already out there. Which is great. But not worth, IMO, to get as excited and hyped as this Twitter author.

Lucky Rabbit12 days ago

I wonder if this is for Avengers Campus or part of the new Epcot ride:

FigmentFan8212 days ago

If I'm remembering correctly, the soonest anything GotG related being filmed is this fall

cookiee_munster12 days ago

I believe he's just wrapped on the Christmas/Holiday special, so I'd image the footage for Cosmic Rewind can't be that far behind? EDIT - never mind. I went back to his Instagram post, and he's still writing the damn thing! :p

RSoxNo113 days ago

So are there any future plans of masking this with tree cover? I know the building is 100+ feet tall so tree cover isn't going to be the only solution but it would help.

marni197113 days ago

Parts of the north and east show building wall.