On May 27, one of Walt Disney World’s most anticipated new rides will be opening to the public. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind — located in the World Discovery section of EPCOT — will invite Guests to help save the galaxy with some of their favorite Marvel heroes. When it first opens, the ride will not offer a traditional standby queue — they will either have to join the free virtual queue or purchase Lightning Lane access. The new roller coaster will be the first one at EPCOT, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!
As is Disney tradition, every new ride means a ton of great new merchandise, and Cosmic Rewind is no exception. The new ride will be accompanied by a brand-new store called Treasures of Xandar. Now, it looks like Treasures of Xandar will NOT be opening on May 27 along with the ride, but Guests who want to add some great Cosmic Rewind merch to their collection can head on down to the Creations Shop, which is located near Spaceship Earth.
Disney Parks Blog shared a first look at just some of the fun, new merchandise that will be making its way to the Park. Let’s take a look!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Heroes of Xandar Collection
One of the really fun aspects of Guardians of the Galaxy is the fun music that Peter Quill AKA Star-Lord loves to listen to on his Walkman. Well, the Heroes of Xandar collection takes things one step further and imagines what it would be like if the Guardians were a rock band out on tour. The collection will feature some fun vintage tour tee-shirts and more!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Through the Eyes of Quill Collection
Guardians of the Galaxy fans know that Peter Quill is not your average superhero. He wasn’t born on some faraway planet, he was born on Earth! And as a kid, he loved to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth. The Through the Eyes of Quill Collection gives Guests merchandise that is designed to look like something that would have been available back in the 80s when Peter visited EPCOT. Retro designs and bold colors on things like fanny packs and mugs will be highlights of this collection.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Honorary Guardians Collection
Everyone has it in them to be a superhero. Cosmic Rewind gives you a chance to race through the galaxy and help out the Guardians. After that, you become what they like to call an Honorary Guardian. You can show off your new rank and title with some great new pieces like a fun navy and gold jacket and a hat to match!
Groot Through the Years Collection
One of everyone’s favorite Guardians is, without a doubt, the tree-like Groot. From adult Groot to teenage Groot, and even baby Groot, he is loveable through all phases of his life. He would sacrifice anything and everything to help his fellow Guardians, and his awesomeness is being celebrated with this new collection. The Groot Through the Years collection will celebrate Groot with a number of toys, collectibles, and children’s apparel.
As previously stated, all of these collections will be available at Creations Shop when Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens on May 27. It does not appear that Treasures of Xandar will be open at that time. We do not have an official opening date for Treasures of Xandar. As these collections are sure to be popular, make sure you purchase what you want when you see them, because they may not be around the next time you visit the store.
Which new piece of merchandise are you most excited to get your hands on?