I am Groot!
The Research and Development team for Walt Disney Imagineering has outdone themselves once again! They successfully built a walking Groot robot as part of Project Kiwi. The walking character looks and moves just like the popular Guardians of the Galaxy team member. Even though it’s not ready for usage yet, the walking Groot robot demonstrates how Disney is working on designing new character experiences with technology.
Disney Imagineering’s Project KIWI started three years ago as a way to figure out how to bring smaller characters to life at their actual scale in authentic ways. It may not be ready for Disney Parks yet, but this technology looks promising for the next generation of animatronic figures.
You can take a look Disney Imagineering’s Groot in action here in the video below.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
In the meantime, Epcot is busy working on the construction of the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an upcoming indoor roller coaster at Epcot. The attraction is being constructed on the site of the former Universe of Energy attraction. It’s the first Marvel Comics themed attraction for Walt Disney World.
The ride is based on the popular MCU Guardians of the Galaxy movie series. It’s a roller coaster with vehicles capable of rotating a full 360 degrees. Another unique feature of the roller coaster is that it will launch backwards! Guests will enjoy launching backwards into space while joining the Guardians crew on their mission. Saving the galaxy with Marvel superheroes will be a fun new adventure for guests at Epcot!
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Source: Tech Crunch
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