Here’s a look at the NovaCorp Starship installation at Epcot!

I can’t wait to ride this! The vehicles look awesome and can almost guarantee it will have an awesome soundtrack. So far what we know is this:

  • Proposed Memorial Day Weekend opening
  • Heigh requirement is 42″
    • For reference here are a few other coaster height requirements:
      • 7 Dwarfs/Smuggler’s Run 38″
      • Space Mtn./Everest 44″
      • Splash Mtn./Big Thunder/Mission Space/Test Track 40″
      • Rock N’ Roller 48″

Questions I have… will Passholders get a preview? Will there be a virtual queue like when Rise of the Resistance was new?

UPDATE 4/4/22: We will finally get to see the ‘Wonders of Xandar exhibit beginning May 27th! The new commercial debuts today and here is what Disney Parks says you see:

  • “Someone shouts, “This is an SOS from Nova Corps … Our outpost on Earth’s EPCOT is in danger!” The Nova Corps is Xandar’s peacekeeping team serving as protectors of their planet and the broader Andromeda Galaxy, which is where Xandar is located. This must be a Nova Corps officer alerting us to an urgent situation.
  • Clearly the Xandarians have come to EPCOT to oversee the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. I can tell because Spaceship Earth is visible outside the window, gleaming in all its glory. Oh, and because it says “EPCOT – Walt Disney World Resort” right there on the screen (nothing gets by me, I tell ya). But something is amiss because …
  • Someone who appears to be a Nova Corps soldier shouts out, “Everything is disappearing!” And, yep, we see things – people, clouds, you name it – literally zipping backward out of existence.Rewinding, perhaps? Hmm …
  • The officer is holding up a viewscreen communicator, and then we flash to the other end of that line … to the familiar confines of an M-Ship cockpit, where Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, and a few of our other favorite Guardians of the Galaxy are relaxing between missions.
  • Rocket is absorbed in apparently trying to “fix” Quill’s Awesome Mix tape. Thankfully, Groot is at least paying some passing attention to what’s happening on the screen in front of them and unmutes the volume – just in time to hear a distress call …
  • “Help the galaxy – before it’s too late!” the officer urges – and then she, too, disappears … along with Spaceship Earth! Now we have Rocket’s attention, too, even if Star-Lord is peacefully snoozing away. (He’s been asleep this whole time? Typical.)
  • Always considering himself the captain of the ship anyway, Rocket promptly takes the controls and decides to blast off for EPCOT. Because, as he says, “It’s save the galaxy time – again.”
  • This is where we’ll come in, I think. As Rocket fires up the ship, we see other people zooming around the screen in Starjumpers, a type of Xandarian spacecraft. And just as the clip ends, Rocket takes the M-Ship into a jump point – the technology that allows Xandarians to travel vast distances of space in mere moments. And that’s it!”

What do you think? Are you excited? Stay tuned, we will keep adding updates to this article as we find out more information!

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