The Guardians of the Galaxy are getting their very own ride at Disney World, and we were recently given our first look at what we can expect.
As companies attempt to diversify and branch out more than ever, Disney continues to remind the world that it has been doing exactly that for years. Movies, video games, TV shows, TV channels, Disney has its hand in pretty much everything. Perhaps the most famous division of Disney after its movies is its theme parks.
The biggest, and arguably best, of those theme parks is Disney World. In 2021, Disney World will get what we think is its most exciting ride to date. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. An ode to, yep you guessed it, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Since the MCU is a Disney-owned property, we think it's about time that Star-Lord and co were immortalized in the form of a ride.
Even though the rollercoaster won't be open to the public until 2021, Disney has given us a first look. It might just be a look at what the ride's cars look like, but that doesn't mean we didn't squeal just a little bit when we saw the video below. Not just because of the cool, retro-style cars, but also because the music playing over the top of the video is indicative of the Guardians movies' iconic soundtracks.
We might have seen nothing more than the ride's cars, but that doesn't mean we don't know a fair bit about Cosmic Rewind two years ahead of time. Disney has labeled the ride an "OmniCoaster." That means the cars you see above will be able to rate 360 degrees. It will allow Disney to point Guardians fans at specific things they want them to see rather than having them speed past points of interest like a regular rollercoaster.
The ride will also be one of the longest enclosed rollercoasters in the world. Its journey will begin inside of a planetarium, at which point riders will be taught more about the planet of Xandar, somewhere Marvel fans will be familiar with. After that, you'll join the Guardians and tour the cosmos for the rest of the ride. For now, we'll just have to imagine how awesome the ride is going to be. In 2021, during Disney World's 50th-anniversary celebrations, we will be able to experience it for real.