Get ready to rock out with your favorite Christmas songs in an epic race through space! On May 27, 2022, EPCOT’s newest ride (and first-ever roller-coaster) opened, and fans have been raving about it ever since. The much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind took the place of Ellen’s Energy Adventure and had been taking guests on a twisty turny adventure through the galaxy since it opened. Fun fact: coming in at 500 million dollars, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the most expensive roller-coaster ever built!
Earlier this fall, it was announced that Cosmic Rewind would receive a holiday overlay, and much to fans’ excitement, it would include a new song in the soundtrack. Imagineer Wyatt Winter said, “This is an all-new, unique mashup song taking a lot of your favorite holiday songs we all know and love and creating a new song with it … Imagineers were able to do some custom lyrics.” Other than this teaser about the new song, not much is known about the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Holiday Remix overlay yet, except that it will be holiday-themed. Not much to go on.
We have been on the edge of our seat waiting for new information about the rides festive makeover and the wait is almost over! Just announced today the overlay will begin on November 25, 2022. This is an exciting development for Disney World because they don’t often get holiday overlays like Disneyland does (i.e the famous Nightmare Before Christmas overlay at The Haunted Mansion). It will be nice to have a festive-themed ride to enjoy at EPCOT this season. You’ll be able to catch the overlay until December 30, so there is plenty of time to experience the ride in all of its holly jolly goodness.
If you can’t get enough of the Guardians of the Galaxy, also releasing on November 25 is the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday special, only on Disney+! Get ready to laugh as the crew ventures to Earth to kidnap Kevin Bacon as a Christmas gift for Star-Lord!