Disney has revealed the backstory for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! show, which will debut at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The show prominently features both Star-Lord and Gamora.
According to the official description, “After saving their world from certain destruction, Peter Quill, a/k/a Star Lord, brokered a deal with Nova Prime and the Xandarian government to bring an outreach program to his home planet. The purpose? To share Xandar’s rich heritage and culture with Earth’s people. As luck would have it, Peter informed Xandar’s leaders that there’s already a place on Earth with a similar mission… a theme park called Epcot, where all of Earth’s cultures are celebrated. So, as part of their first outreach, Xandar has sent some of their most talented performers to showcase their music!”
The show will feature a seven-piece alien band, set to perform hits from Awesome Mix Volume 1 and Volume 2 – the soundtracks to the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Awesome Mix Live! will run five times daily, but the show is a limited engagement and is only running through August 19.
Epcot will eventually become the permanent home of a Guardians of the Galaxy-themed indoor roller coaster, which will be in the Future World area of the park in the building that formerly housed the Universe of Energy. Marvel fans can also meet Star-Lord as well as Baby Groot at the resort, in Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.