All this week, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek has been sharing exciting news about new experiences coming soon to Walt Disney World Resort including first details on the innovative new ride system planned for the“Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired attraction at Epcot.
According to Bob, building an adventure this big will require a ride system and ride vehicles unlike anything Disney guests have experienced before. What guests will encounter can best be described as a one-of-a-kind storytelling coaster that connects the adventure of a storyline with the thrills of a coaster.
“On most coasters, the vehicles point straight ahead throughout the ride,” Bob explained. “But on this attraction, each individual cab will be programmed to direct your eye to the story happening around you.
That means instead of whizzing by the action, you’ll be fully immersed in the story from the minute you launch.”
The attraction will be one of the world’s longest enclosed roller coasters when it opens in Future World at Epcot. Earlier this year, 960 trucks’ worth of concrete poured the foundation of this mammoth attraction, which will be housed inside a building so large that the volume of four Spaceship Earth attractions could fit inside it!
Disney states the attraction will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021. Stay tuned for more updates!
During D23 Expo Japan, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced Epcot’s new highly anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy” attraction will indeed be a roller coaster – in fact, it will be one of the world’s largest enclosed roller coasters. It’ll also feature a unique story currently being created by Walt Disney Imagineering and include a new innovative ride system that’s guaranteed to “wow” guests.
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ coaster will be located in Future World and is said to open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
Details are scarce on this one, BUT Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, shared at the D23 Expo that your favorite Super Heroes are coming to Disney California Adventure park. Soon, the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe at the park.
These new stories will build around Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT! and create a place where you can team up with your favorite Super Heroes like never before.