AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES E-TICKET GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ATTRACTION COMING TO EPCOT -- Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before, including a brand-new E-ticket attraction based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot

Despite previous reports that Disney couldn’t capitalize on Marvel attractions at their Orlando theme parks, The Walt Disney Company has confirmed that a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction will be making its way to Epcot.

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The Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction will be added to Future World, adhering to the original vision of Epcot’s Future World as the place to experience the excitement and adventure offered by space travel.

Epcot’s brand new E-ticket attraction will be based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy and is the next step in how guests can encounter these characters at the Walt Disney World Resort. Epcot just may be the perfect place for a Guardians-inspired attraction as you can see in the photo below – Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) actually visited Epcot as a kid!

This new attraction will replace the current Universe of Energy attraction, which will close August 13, 2017 and will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.

The Gaurdians of the Galaxy first appeared in the ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: Breakout at Disney California Adventure earlier this year.