Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Rumor Tracker

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    Summer 2021

    RUMOR STATUS

    Confirmed

    Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is a new roller coaster attraction coming to Epcot’s World Discovery.

    The attraction replaces Ellen’s Energy Adventure in the Universe of Energy Pavilion.

    The roller coaster vehicles will freely rotate and the attraction will feature the first backwards launch in a Disney attraction.

    Concept art shows that the Universe of Energy building will remain and a Nova Corps ship will be built outside as an icon. WDWNT.com has posted details on the anticipated ride, queue and pre-show configuration.

    WDWNT.com shared rumored details on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming to the Universe of Energy Pavilion at Epcot. Following the publishing of this article, WDWMagic.com users Magic Feather and marni1971 confirmed that the details are mostly correct but it’s possible that WDWNT.com had access to an older document:

    • Guests will enter the attraction using the same entrance previously used by Ellen’s Energy Adventure and the Universe of Energy. The first doorway will lead into the Welcome Gallery.
    • The Welcome Gallery will feature a series of ramps for the attraction’s queue. The elevation of these ramps are ultimately for the elevated load platform for the roller coaster.
    • The second queue room is the Xandar Gallery. Xandar was featured in the first Guardians of the Galaxy as the home of the Nova Corps. This room is expected to feature Xandarian relics. This room leads into the first pre-show room referred to as, “Singularity“. The term singularity is used by The Collector in the original Guardians of the Galaxy to explain the Infinity Stones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These stones are a source of energy and power within that Universe.
    • The first pre-show leads into one of two identical second pre-show rooms. These rooms are referred to as The Transformation room. The concept art for this room depicts Rocket Raccoon and Groot who will presumably explain the story of the attraction. It appears these characters will appear on a screen and not in animatronic form.

    • Following the pre-shows, a hallway leads upstairs to the load area. The attraction features a dual load and unload that allows for two trains at a time.
    • The coaster trains feature five cars with two rows of two in each car for a total capacity of 20 per train. The trains are expected to rotate, but not freely, and the paint scheme/design is expected to resemble the Xandar Star Ships from the original Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
    • The coaster trains exit the load area before heading into the Launch Tunnel. The Launch Tunnel appears to be the first area where guests are outside of the original Universe of Energy building.
    • The Launch Tunnel leads into the new 133 foot tall building. There does not appear to be any inversions in the attraction but many tight turns and straightaways. The article assumes that there will be projection effects along the track but no physical show scenes.
    • Permits filed in March of 2019 indicate the installation of a domed projection area, likely inside the show building.
    • The train returns through the same Launch/Return Tunnel and into the unload station.

    While details on the attraction’s storyline are unknown, as part of the 2017 D23 Expo Parks and Resorts presentation, it was explained that Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) visited EPCOT Center as a child and that will tie the attraction to the park.

    When asked on Twitter whether or not the attraction would fit with the theme of Epcot, Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn responded:

    “I know what’s in store and I think it’s absolutely in line with Walt’s vision & couldn’t be more so.”

    A look at the vehicles can be found here:

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    RUMOR TIMELINE

    September 12, 2019: The Disney Parks Blog shared a photo and video of the roller coaster ride vehicles for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

    September 10, 2019: Sjaak van Horne posted photos on the ThemePark.nl forums of the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind ride vehicles at the Vekoma site.

    August 25, 2019: During the Parks and Resorts presentation at the 2019 D23 Expo, Bob Chapek revealed new concept art and the official name for the attraction as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The attraction will feature rotating roller coaster vehicles and a backwards launch.

    May 30, 2019: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 posted a photo of other exterior concept that went unused for the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

    May 29, 2019: WDWNT.com is reporting that the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster will begin with a backwards launch. The article explains that the vehicles will rotate at the top of the first hill so that the entire ride will not be backwards.

    March 23, 2019: @bioreconstruct on Twitter posted construction updates of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. One post shows the staging area for the coaster track, and the other shows a construction worker descending the roof of the incline into the attraction’s main show building.

    March 15, 2019: BlogMickey.com is reporting that a recent permit filing by Disney with the state of Florida indicates a large projection dome inside the Guardians of the Galaxy building. The contractor listed on the permit is Spitz Inc, a Pennsylvania based company specializing in the installation of planetariums and other dome based shows. The permit also has an expiration of June 30, 2020. While that date is not a gaurantee of project completion, it’s noted here as being well before any public dates Disney has issued on the completion of this project. The official word from Disney is this project is opening in 2021.

    Show 2018 and Earlier

    December 10, 2018: Imagineer Scot Drake posted an article to the Disney Parks Blog regarding Marvel projects in Hong Kong and Disneyland. In the article he identified himself as creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering’s Global Marvel Portfolio. This appears to be a new role for Drake, presumably taking over the Marvel portfolio from Joe Rohde.

    November 28, 2018: The first section of track has been installed in the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction and BlogMickey.com has posted photos. The vertical incline section of track is in place directly after the launch tunnel that leads into the large building where the majority of the attraction will take place.

    November 15, 2018: The Disney Parks Blog posted the concept art of the attraction vehicles.

    November 14, 2018: Speaking at IAAPA, Chairman of Disney Parks, Events and Consumer Products, Bob Chapek revealed a first look at the ride vehicles for the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster coming to Epcot’s Future World in 2021. BlogMickey.com shared photos of the concept art.

    October 25, 2018: Exterior panels are being installed on the new Guardians of the Galaxy building. The lowest level panels are a dark green, there’s a thin lighter green level with a light blue level above that. Historically, Disney has painted large buildings a light blue color to have them blend into the sky. BlogMickey.com has posted photos of these panels.

    October 21, 2018: Head Imagineer of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Marvel Projects, Joe Rohde posted to Instagram that he was in Orlando for 36 hours. In a follow up post he stated, “Sometimes it might seem a little silly… But very important decisions are made in some very short periods of time… And you kind of have to be there for that period of time.”

    July 30, 2018: BlogMickey.com is reporting that recent permit filings indicate that track installation should begin soon at the Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster.

    The article mentions a notice of commencement from Adena Corporation. The expectation is that Adena is responsible for the installation of the coaster track itself. Adena was previously responsible for the installation of both Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers in Toy Story Land. The expiration of the permit is less than one year fromt oday.

    In addition, the shared a “Bill of Lading” from Vekoma Ride Manufacturing. Vekoma is the manufacturer of the roller coaster and the document indicates that 143,000 lbs of “roller coaster commodity” is on it’s way to the Port of Tampa with an ultimate destination of Woodpecker Lane and Overpass Road, the backstage entrance to Epcot.

    June 26, 2018: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 hints that the gravity building currently under construction could carry with it a Xandarian building aesthetic. Xandar was the futuristic city at the beginning of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

    May 4, 2018: The Disney Parks Blog shared a time lapse video of the concrete foundation recently poured at Epcot’s Guardian of the Galaxy attraction. The article states that 960 concrete trucks brought the mixture that took over 17 hours to pour.

    @Blog_Mickey on Twitter also recently posted a photo of new signage near the attraction (above). The attraction is set to open “just in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary” in 2021.

    April 5, 2018: WDWMagic.com user danlb_2000 is reporting that Disney has filed a Notice of Commencement on part of the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

    March 31, 2018: DSNY Newscast posted a video to YouTube that shows concept art for the Guardians of the Galaxy ride vehicles. The image was from the D23 Expo in Japan. Jack reportedly spoke with WDWMagic.com user marni1971 who advised him that this is one of multiple vehicle concepts for the attraction.

    The vehicle design resembles the Xandar Star Ships from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

    March 16, 2018: In a series of posts, WDWMagic.com (Post 2) user marni1971 indicated that the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will have a spinning component to the coaster vehicles.

    February 11, 2018: At D23 Expo Japan and the Disney Parks Blog, Disney confirmed that the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be a roller coaster as has been rumored. The attraction was described as one of the world’s longest enclosed roller coasters and will feature a “new innovative ride system”.

    At the expo, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, said:

    The “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired coaster is part of our ongoing work to transform Epcot into a place that’s more family, more relevant, more timeless and 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.”

    January 29, 2018: On Episode 127 of The Magic Weekly YouTube show, Brayden shows images from the private Instagram account of an alleged Imagineer on multiple projects. One such post is in Spanish and includes various patterns and images that could be used for inspiration to a scene in the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. The images are captioned, “GOTG: Peter Quill visits Epcot”. Additional footage shows the foot print of the new building that will attach to the existing Universe of Energy Pavilion.

    December 7, 2017: WDWNT.com shared rumored details on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming to the Universe of Energy Pavilion at Epcot. Following the publishing of this article, WDWMagic.com users Magic Feather and marni1971 confirmed that the details are mostly correct but it’s possible that WDWNT.com had access to an older document:

    • Guests will enter the attraction using the same entrance previously used by Ellen’s Energy Adventure and the Universe of Energy. The first doorway will lead into the Welcome Gallery.
    • The Welcome Gallery will feature a series of ramps for the attraction’s queue. The elevation of these ramps are ultimately for the elevated load platform for the roller coaster.
    • The second queue room is the Xandar Gallery. Xandar was featured in the first Guardians of the Galaxy as the home of the Nova Corps. This room is expected to feature Xandarian relics. This room leads into the first pre-show room referred to as, “Singularity“. The term singularity is used by The Collector in the original Guardians of the Galaxy to explain the Infinity Stones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These stones are a source of energy and power within that Universe.
    • The first pre-show leads into one of two identical second pre-show rooms. These rooms are referred to as The Transformation room. The concept art for this room depicts Rocket Raccoon and Groot who will presumably explain the story of the attraction. It appears these characters will appear on a screen and no animatronics will be in the attraction.

    • Following the pre-shows, a hallway leads upstairs to the load area. The attraction features a dual load and unload that allows for two trains at a time.
    • The coaster trains feature five cars with two rows of two in each car for a total capacity of 20 per train.
    • The coaster trains exit the load area before heading into the Launch Tunnel. The Launch Tunnel appears to be the first area where guests are outside of the original Universe of Energy building.
    • The Launch Tunnel leads into the new 133 foot tall building. There does not appear to be any inversions in the attraction but many tight turns and straightaways. The article assumes that there will be projection effects along the track but no physical show scenes.
    • The train returns through the same Launch/Return Tunnel and into the unload station.

    October 6, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 has posted photos of construction walls in place around the Universe of Energy Pavilion.

    October 2, 2017: WDWNT.com is reporting that VP of Epcot Melissa Valiquette confirmed at the Epcot 35 press event that the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be a roller coaster.

    September 2, 2017: As Part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, The Odyssey building is open to guests as a 35th Anniversary of Epcot Legacy Showplace. WDWMagic.com user rocketraccoon posted photos from inside the building that features the existing concept art for the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction as well as a description that refers to it as an E-ticket adventure.

    August 26, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that one possible name for the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction is Infinite Universe.

    August 13, 2017: Ellen’s Energy Adventure had it’s last day of operation.

    July 26, 2017: BlogMickey.com is reporting that Disney is lifting the blackout dates on the Silver and Weekday Select Annual Passes starting August 1st to allow these guests to see The Great Movie Ride and Ellen’s Energy Adventure before their last day of operation on August 13, 2017.

    July 16, 2017: James Gunn, the Director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies Tweeted his excitement about the ride coming to Epcot. When pressed by fan @EvilTonyBaxter about how the attraction will fit the theme of Epcot, Gunn responded with:

    “I know what’s in store and I think it’s absolutely in line with Walt’s vision & couldn’t be more so.”

    July 15, 2017: At the 2017 D23 Expo, Disney officially confirmed that a Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction will replace Ellen’s Energy Adventure. Ellen’s Energy Adventure will have it’s last day of operation on August 13th and then work will begin on the new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

    Concept art shows that the Universe of Energy building will remain and a Nova Corps ship will be built outside as an icon. Additional characters including Groot and other aliens also appear in the concept art.

    As part of the presentation, it was explained that Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) visited EPCOT Center as a child and that will tie the attraction to the park.

    While no specific date has been given, the attraction is expected to be open by 2021.

    July 8, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 indicated that the alternate proposal for an Ellen’s Energy Replacement was themed around the Big Bang.

    July 5, 2017: On the July premium episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill mentions that the re-routing of canals is directly related to the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. The layout would call for a new facility housing the attraction behind the existing Universe of Energy/Ellen’s Energy Adventure Pavilion. The current building would be used predominently for load/unload and a gift shop.

    June 16, 2017: WDWMagic.com user danlb_2000 is reporting that a construction permit was filed today for the re-routing of canals near the Universe of Energy/Ellen’s Energy Adventure Pavilion. The contractor is Barton Mallow, a contractor used by Disney on other large projects. The permit also refers to the project as “Project S”.

    June 1, 2017: On the latest episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish Podcast, Jim Hill mentions that a version of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! is expected to be created for Florida, on or behind the existing area for Ellen’s Energy Adventure. He did not specify whether or not this would be a drop tower similar to the one found in Disney California Adventure, but he did specify that the Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios does not appear to be the destination for the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

    May 31, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that he has heard the replacement for Ellen’s Energy Adventure would be based on an intellectual property that isn’t Marvel, Tron, or Big Hero 6.

    May 26, 2017: On the latest episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill discusses the permit for work taking place behind the Ellen’s Energy Adventure Pavilion and describes it as the first move of a $2 billion investment into Epcot. The project is expected to take at least 5 years extending beyond 2021.

    May 15, 2017: WDWMagic.com user danlb_2000 is reporting that Disney has filed a permit with the South Florida Water Management district that re-routes canals and creates two new retention ponds near the Universe of Energy Pavilion. The permit reads:

    “The applicant wishes to reconfigure the existing canal to provide a more-contiguous area for possible future changes to parking capacity and back of house areas. A spur of the existing canal is proposed to be filled so that a more developable area is provided.”

    It also says:

    “The possible future impervious areas were estimated based on manual take-offs of the input received by the applicant. The area where the construction laydown is to be located is assumed to have paved roadways into the area, a number of construction trailers as impervious, and the remainder of area to be gravel.”

    May 11, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that with regards to a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction replacing Ellen’s Energy Adventure, “Internal, management level and technical problems have slowed development. If they’ll be enough to stall or even scrap the proposal time will tell.”

    May 9, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that the Marvel plans for Walt Disney World are in flux, and Disney is rethinking the placement of Guardians of the Galaxy in Epcot.

    March 21, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MagicFeather is reporting that the expected likelihood of projects taking place in Epcot is as follows:

    • Mission: SPACE update/refurbishment
    • Ratatouille attraction in the France Pavilion
    • Guardians of the Galaxy attraction replacing Ellen’s Energy Adventure
    • Small attraction addition to the United Kingdom Pavilion
    • First new country in World Showcase (Likely Brazil)
    • Living with the Land/The Land Pavilion refurbishment
    • Second new country in World Showcase (Likely Spain)

    November 19, 2016: At the D23 “Destination D” event, Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, Bob Chapek stated that the Tower of Terror at Walt Disney World will not be rethemed to Guardians of the Galaxy.

    October 29, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 has placed Guardians of the Galaxy replacing Tower of Terror at a 70% chance.

    October 29, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that his sources have told him that Guardians of the Galaxy has been green lit for the Energy Pavilion.

    October 27, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that the plans for Guardians of the Galaxy replacing Ellen’s Energy Adventure were real plans that were ultimately canceled because the price exceeded the cost of Radiator Springs Racers. As a result, the plan has reverted back to Guardians of the Galaxy taking over Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios once Toy Story Land opens.

    Plans for Ellen’s Energy Adventure are no longer set in stone but one possible concept is something Tron related.

    October 27, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that Guardians of the Galaxy is no longer being considered as a replacement for Ellen’s Energy Adventure.

    October 7, 2016: @CarouselOf on Twitter is reporting that Guardians of the Galaxy is no longer being considered for Universe of Energy and will instead be going to Hollywood Studios in a location other than Tower of Terror.

    September 19, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that Ellen’s Energy Adventure is not closing in January and will be announced at a later date.

    September 19, 2016: WDWNT.com is reporting that Ellen’s Energy Adventure could possibly close in January and be officially announced at November’s Destination D event.

    September 18, 2016: Twitter user @CarouselOf claims to have seen plans for the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction that show the ride is a suspended coaster.

    August 31, 2016: On the August 16th episode of The Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast with Jim Hill, Jim mentioned both the height balloon test in Epcot as well as negotiations with Universal/Comcast that would allow Disney to use the Guardians of the Galaxy characters.

    The attraction would be open by 2021 and would involve a complete demolition of the Universe of Energy pavilion. The ride system is expected to be a roller coaster.

    August 18, 2016: WDWNT.com is reporting that the rumored Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming to Epcot’s Future World is expected to be a roller coaster.

    August 5, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that alternative proposals do exist related to Guardians of the Galaxy and The Great Movie Ride.

    August 1, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction in Epcot is not a done deal yet and they are still considering replacing Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2 to 2 1/2 years.

    July 25, 2016: On a Premium Episode of The Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast with Jim Hill, Jim mentioned that the Universe of Energy overhaul is not guaranteed, but Disney wanted to get Guardians of the Galaxy into the parks somehow.

    July 23, 2016: At San Diego Comic Con and the Disney Parks Blog, Disney officially announced that a new Guardians of the Galaxy inspired attraction would be taking over the Disney California Adventure version of Tower of Terror. The new attraction is called Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Escape”. The attraction is expected to close in early 2017, reopening in Summer 2017. A video explaining the attraction can be found here:

    The confirmation regarding only the California version of the Tower of Terror is an indication that Disney will not be making the same changes to the Hollywood Studios version of the attraction. While not confirmed, this also could be a sign that the larger scale Guardians of the Galaxy attraction replacing Ellen’s Energy Adventure will be the path taken in Walt Disney World. At this time, we are considering the Epcot version of the attraction as “In Development” with the “Hollywood Studios” version of the attraction as Dead.

    July 18, 2016: WDWMagic.com has posted photos of height test balloons over Epcot. Speculation is that this is related to the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction and would be an addition or replacement to the existing Energy Pavilion.

    June 29, 2016: BlogMickey.com is reporting that Ellen’s Energy Adventure could be replaced with a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.

    June 29, 2016: WDWNT.com is reporting that Mission: SPACE may be the landing spot for Guardians of the Galaxy.

    June 29, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that Guardians of the Galaxy will be replacing Ellen’s Energy Adventure. Additionally, a potential Phase 2 could expand the Guardians of the Galaxy area to include the Wonders of Life area as well.

    June 28, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that Guardians of the Galaxy is likely headed to one of two pavilions in Epcot’s Future World.

    June 13, 2016: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that it looks like the Tower of Terorr project is dead for Orlando.

    May 12, 2016: The TV show @midnight mentioned the rumor that a Guardians of the Galaxy overlay is coming to Tower of Terror in Disney California Adventure.

    May 3, 2016: MiceChat.com posted a Disneyland update, in which they explained that the Guardians of the Galaxy rumor is indeed true for Disney California Adventure. While the article offered no additional confirmation about changes to the Hollywood Studios version of the attraction, details on the California Adventure version are as follows:

    • Attraction to close this fall, re-opening in May with the premier for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 being at Disney California Adventure.
    • Exterior and interior refurbishment would take place.
    • Testing has been taking place since the winter.
    • The storyline would involve The Collector character from the movie.
    • The project could potentially be canceled if problems continue in Shanghai, Disneyland.

    April 19, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that while the budget for this project hasn’t been approved for Fiscal Year 2017 it is, “almost a done deal for Anaheim and still likely for Orlando.”

    April 15, 2016: On Episode 101 of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish Podcast, Jim Hill reported that the rumored bar inside of Tower of Terror seems to be done as a replacement to the Guardians of the Galaxy overlay.

    March 28, 2016: On the most recent premium episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish Podcast, Jim discusses the overlay of Guardians of the Galaxy on Tower of Terror. According to Jim, this stemmed from guests in Orlando being upset that Hyperspace Mountain was not included in the Disney World Star Wars event, but was included in Disneyland. As a result of fan response, Chairman of Parks and Resorts, Bob Chapek was attempting to make good on the Hyperspace Mountain complaints and wanted to have this overlay on both coasts. However, there was a significant fan outcry about this that has reportedly caused them to reconsider.

    Jim also mentioned that legally there would be questions around use of the Guardians of the Galaxy characters when Avengers Infinity War debuts in theaters in 2018. That movie is expected to have the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy fighting alongside the characters in the Avengers which would then potentially make a theme park attraction a breach of contract.

    March 21, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that the project appears to be 90% certain for Disney California Aventure and 50% certain for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. President of Walt Disney World, George Kalogridis is reportedly concerned about issues with park operations that would result from the closure of Tower of Terror. He has proposed modifying one side of the attraction at a time.

    March 20, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 offered more detail on the Tower of Terror project. He said that this product is in development and was fueled by Bob Chapek’s (head of Parks and Resorts) desire to get Marvel into the stateside parks quickly. The initial plan of a Captain America inspired coaster and Disney California Adventure has been delayed due to the cost overruns in Shanghai.

    In order to get more value the desire would be to change both Disney California Adventure’s version of Tower of Terror as well as Disney’s Hollywood Studios version. The timeline would be a January 2017 closure for California with the attraction re-opening by May or June. The Florida would likely follow. There is the potential that this change would be nothing more than a seasonal overlay in Florida, but a desire to add more to that park has this likely being a permanent overhaul to the attraction.

    March 19, 2016: In a follow up post on WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that Disney is looking to overhaul Tower of Terror at Disney’s California Adventure with a Guardians of the Galaxy theme. The area near Tower of Terror in California has previously been rumored to become a Marvel themed area.

    In a subsequent post he explained that the concept would be a visit to The Collector’s mansion.

    Per his report, the overhaul is being seriously considered for Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well.

    March 19, 2016: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that Marvel content is coming to Walt Disney World.

    July 3, 2015: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 has reported that the portion of the $3 billion+ budget coming to Walt Disney World that will be allocated to Epcot could be used for upgrades at the Energy Pavilion and Imagination Pavilion.

    August 3, 2009: The Walt Disney Company acquires Marvel Entertainment for a cost of $4.24 billion.

    February, 2009: MCA Inc elects to not renew the exclusive theme park rights for the Marvel Characters for Universal Studios Hollywood.

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