Disney Exec Leaks Opens Up For New Guardians Of The Galaxy Round

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Disney’s Corporate Affairs Director, Geoff Morrell, posted a tweet on Tuesday about the upcoming guardians of the galaxy attraction at Epcot at Walt Disney World. And while the tweet seemed innocent enough at first glance, Morrell may have spilled some sensitive secrets, at least by Disney standards.

If Morrell’s now-deleted tweet is correct, the new attraction opens in Florida on Memorial Day weekend. And that would be news for just about everyone outside of the company’s top management.

“Just another day at the office – got to ‘test out’ the new @Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster at @EpcotCentre,” Morrell tweeted from his verified account in the tweet since deleted.

“@WaltDisneyCo Imagineers designed this one like no other ride you’ve ever done. Gotta ride it to believe it! Check it out starting Memorial Day weekend!” Morrell continued, including a selfie of the ride.

Funnily enough, this @EpcotCentre Twitter account is a parody and Epcot dropped the “core” part of its name in the mid-1990s. Epcot was originally an acronym for “Tomorrow’s Experimental Prototype Community”.

Morrell may have deleted the tweet but he put a new one with the same photo and a lot less information.

New Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, officially titled Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Returnwas originally scheduled to open in 2021 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney World in Florida. But that never happened, all thanks to the covid-19 pandemic, which forced the resort to close for extended periods in 2020.

What makes this new ride special? As you can see in this video from the Disney Parks Blog in 2020 while the attraction was still under construction, ride vehicles can rotate 360 ​​degrees and will perform a “reverse launch”, whatever that means.

If you’re excited for this ride and can’t wait to see more, we highly recommend the attraction’s latest concept art, which leaked on Twitter this week. WDW News Today has all renders.