This news item originally appeared on Episode 21 of the Disney news SATIRE podcast, “Guest Room” on the Ears News Network with Parker Byrd and Erin Dole.
ERIN: One the many announcements coming out of D23 was cool news that a Guardians of the Galaxy themed ride is coming to EPCOT in the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. It’s going to replace Ellen’s Energy Adventure which is closing in August. Ellen’s Energy Adventure starred Ellen Degeneres and “Bill Nye the Science Guy”.
Not a ton of detail on the ride but it is supposed to be based on the premise that Peter Quill, you know Star-Lord, actually visited EPCOT as a kid. Concept art also showed Rocket and Groot in the preshow.
Though ENN has learned that in a nod to Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Rocket’s friend will be referred to as “Baby Groot the Living Root”.