With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Opening This Month You’ll Want to Learn the Lingo
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will officially open on May 27th. For those that might be slightly unfamiliar about who the Guardians of the Galaxy, what Nova Corps means and more, we thought we’d give you a crash course in all things Xandarian in order to enhance your visit to EPCOT.
So grab your pencils and paper because we’ll be testing you at the end (just kidding.)
Who Are the Guardians of the Galaxy?
For those unfamiliar with the films and comics, the Guardians are a group of “intergalactic outlaws” that have become the unlikely heroes of Xandar after saving the planet from utter destruction. They have been pardoned for their brave and selfless acts and travel the galaxy in search of missions. The guardians are as follows:
Star-Lord (AKA Peter Quill)- Originally from Earth (or what the Xandarians call Terra), he is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy known for his snark sense of humor.
Drax – A brutally honest warrior known for his super strength and combat skills.
Gamora – Trained by Thanos as a living weapon, Gamora seeks redemption as a member of the Guardians and boasts some extraordinary fighting abilities.
Groot – A sentient tree-like create whose vocabulary is limited to “I am Groot.”
Rocket – A genetically enhanced racoon who is the Guardians tactical expert who saves the cosmos one wisecrack at a time.
Other Key Terms and Important Characters
So, now that you know who the Guardians are, here are a few other key terms and characters it would be helpful to know before you link up with the Guardians to save the galaxy!
Andromeda Galaxy – The galaxy system where Xandar is located. Galaxy nearest the Milky Way.
Xandar – Planet in the Andromeda Galaxy that is home to a peace-loving population.
Terra – The Xandarian term for Earth!
Wonders of Xandar Pavilion – The building that houses Cosmic Rewind. This is the first “other world” showcase pavilion at EPCOT. It was designed to teach the people of Terra more about Xandarians and their technologies.
Galaxarium – A planetarioum-style space showcasing the planets, stars and other intergalactic wonders that link Xandar and Terra.
Worldmind – The Xandarian super computer that provides narration in the Galaxarium. It holds the collective knowledge, memory and experience of the Xandarian people.
Xandar Gallery – An exhibit of the Xandarian people, culture and history. You may even see some of your heroes featured at this specially crafted displays!
Good Morning Xandar – This popular news program from Xandar features interviews with famous personalities.
Phase Chamber – Xandarian teleportation room. It is used to transport guests from Terra’s surface to an orbiting ship!
Treasures of Xandar – Retail shop where you can pick up special memorabilia. Operated by “The Broker.”
Jump Points – Tunnels in space that allow you to travel quickly from one point to another.
Cosmic Generator – A Xandarian innovation that creates jump points.
Nova Corps – The military force of Xandar used for defense and peacekeeping.
Centurion Tal Marik – Commander of Starcharter, leader of Nova Corps and close advisor to Nova Prime.
Nova Prime Irani Rael – Leader of the Nova Corps, she is charged with protecting the Xandarian people from threats while serving as an emissary of peace.
Starblaster – This is the short-range patrol craft of Nova Corps. It has 8 pointy fins resembling a star. It can connect with other Starblasters to form a physical barrier. At EPCOT, there’s a full-size version in front of the Wonders of Xandar pavilion.
Starcharter – Large Nova Corps cruiser
Starjumper – Escape shuttle that launces from a Nova Corps Starcharter.
M-Ship – Type of spacecraft owned by Peter Quill and serving as the base for the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Celestial – A cosmic being of immense power and size. So massive they defy human perception.
Eson – One such Celestial watching over the Earth who grows increasingly frustrated at the course of human history.
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