If you’re a Guardians of the Galaxy fan you probably already know that an incredible new coaster inspired by the epic franchise is set to open at Disney’s Epcot park, and if you didn’t already know, then where have you been?
When the new coaster is unveiled it will be one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world, offering guests the ultimate adrenaline rush! As if we weren’t already excited enough for this new attraction, Disney have just released a sneak peek at what the ride vehicles will be like, and they look amazing!
Bob Chapek (Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products) explained how the ride vehicles on this attraction will be totally different to what guests have experienced before. He said, “On most coasters, the vehicles point straight ahead throughout the ride, but on this attraction, each individual cab will be programmed to direct your eye to the story happening around you”. This means that instead of speeding past some of the action, you’ll be in the middle of it right from the very start of your adventure, all the way through to the end.
The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster is a big project for the park and requires an innovative ride system and ride vehicles. Chapek described the attraction as a “one-of-a-kind storytelling coaster that connects the adventure of a storyline with the thrills of a coaster”. So, if you like to think of yourself as a bit of a thrill seeker, we think you’re going to love it!
There is currently no official opening date for the new ride, but construction is already well underway. In fact, earlier this year, 960 trucks’ worth of concrete were poured into the foundation of this huge attraction. The coaster will be housed inside a mammoth building which is so big, it could fit not just one, but four Spaceship Earth attractions inside!
Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster is expected to open at Epcot in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2021. Make sure you keep checking our blog for the latest updates on this fantastic ride.
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