While the and Disney’s other theme parks are operations under reduced capacity, work continues on upcoming attractions–including one tied directly to the . The upcoming roller coaster at Walt Disney World’s Epcot is in the works to potentially open in 2021 and the first footage of the ride vehicle–a first of its kind–has been revealed.
As part of the virtual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo, Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products chairman Josh D’Amaro shared a video that features an image of the ride’s track, which you can see below. However, Disney test footage of the attraction’s “Omnicoaster” vehicles. Essentially, they are roller coaster cars that can spin 360 degrees and launch in reverse. That’ll come in handy for the “reverse launch into space” that was promised at the D23 Expo in 2019. The vehicle spinning will allow for storytelling elements to be shown on what the company is calling a “family-friendly” attraction.
What can’t be seen in the video above, unfortunately, is what the inside of the attraction will look like. What we know is that last year it was revealed that the coaster would essentially start visitors on Earth and take guests on a Guardians of the Galaxy-sized mission to the planet Xandar on a ship owned by the Nova Corps.