Imagineering Had “Big Bang” Ride, Omnicoaster Concepts In Mind Before Guardians of the Galaxy IP Was Introduced

    In a talk with D23, Walt Disney Imagineer Wyatt Winter peeled back the curtain a bit on the development process for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster. In the interview, Winter shared that Imagineering already had the idea to create an attraction around the Big Bang and that the Omnicoaster system was already developed before they got the call to create a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed attraction at EPCOT.

    We had the idea for – we didn’t even call it the Omnicoaster then – but a coaster that we could turn and rotate you into the show. So that idea, along with an idea for a coaster that was about the Big Bang, singularity, kind of going through the cosmos, those were two ideas that were out there. Then, we got the assignment and thought of how do we put Guardians of the Galaxy here at EPCOT. We kind of mashed all those ideas together.
    Wyatt Winter, Imagineer

    The evolution of ideas is always fascinating, so for Winter to pull back the curtain a bit on this $450 million project is certainly interesting.

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens on May 27th at EPCOT. For everything you need to know about the new ride, check out our article below!

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    1. A Big Bang ride would have been more in keeping with EPCOT. Instead, they had to shove IP in there.

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