As part of some of the news coming out of the 2019 New York Comic Con, more details have surfaced about some of the Marvel experiences coming to the Disney Parks. One such tidbit concerns the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction. Since its announcement, fan circles have wondered if it’ll be a good fit for Epcot and the somewhat foggy future theme of the park. We got some clarification about the future plans at the D23 Expo, including the fact that Cosmic Rewind would be located in an all-new neighborhood called “World Discovery”. In World Discovery, stories about science, technology, and inter-galactic adventure come to life. One of the themes that made Epcot great in its inception was the idea of Edutainment, a combination of education and entertainment that made learning interactive and fun.
We recently learned that guests would be taken back to the Big Bang thanks to a new monorail spiel and that stirred up discussion in the fan community about the possibility of Edutainment playing a role in the attraction. Thanks to a press release from Marvel directly, we now know that there will be Edutainment elements in the pre-show areas of the attraction. After discussion about the backwards launch, the Marvel press release went on to say, “since this is Epcot, expect to find some real-world information about space and beyond in the preshow queue”. It’s exciting to see that this whole experience won’t be purely fiction and that there will be some attempt at education or at least grounding a portion of the pre-show with an Edutainment element. What remains to be seen is how well it is executed.
For more on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction and more of what we can expect to see in the future of Epcot, check out our 12-minute video from “Imagineering Presents The Epcot Experience”, a sneak peek into the Epcot of tomorrow.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com as we continue to bring you the latest news and photos of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction and much more from around the Disney Parks!