Disney confirmed the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride coming to Epcot is a roller coaster.
The news was shared at D23 Expo Japan, where Disney leaders said the ride would be one of the world's longest enclosed roller coasters.
The storyline, being created by the Walt Disney Imagineering team, includes a new innovative ride system that Disney promises with wow guests. When the attraction was announced last summer at D23 in Anaheim, Calif., we were told that Starlord went to Epcot as a child and that's the GotG connection.
The attraction is replacing the now-closed Universe of Energy attraction. It is expected to open by the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.
When discussing the ride, Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, said the update is part of ongoing work to make Epcot more family friendly, relevant, timeless and even more Disney.
“As we build upon its core mission of optimism and hope to inspire the world, the real will become fantastic and the fantastic will become real—in whole new ways at Epcot,” he said.
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