Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind To Open Memorial Day Weekend!

We have some exciting news, Walt Disney World fans! It looks like Disney’s newest roller coaster is going to open sooner than we thought it would!. According to a tweet from Disney’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Geoff Morrell, Disney’s newest roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, will be opening Memorial Day weekend. The roller coaster has been under construction for a couple of years and Disney said that an opening was coming late-summer 2022.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Credit: Disney

Morrell posted the following on his Twitter account, but then quickly deleted it.

Just another day at the office — got to “test ride” the new @Guardians of the Galaxy rollercoaster at @EpcotCentre. @WaltDisneyCo Imagineers designed this one like no other ride you’ve ever been on. Have to ride it to believe it! Check if out starting Memorial Day weekend!

Credit: Geoff Morrell Twitter

Since Disney has not made Cosmic Rewind’s opening date official yet, it seems that this tweet may have spilled the beans! Morrell then went on later and reposted the tweet, but took out the mention of Memorial Day.

Just another day at the office–got to “test ride” the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster at @WaltDisneyWorld EPCOT. Walt Disney Imagineers deigned this one like no other ride you’ve ever been on. Have to ride it to believe it! Coming soon!

This opening day leak comes on the same day that images were shared of the final ride vehicle as well as the loading area. Phil The Horizoneer (@TheHorizoneer) shared images on Twitter, as well as the information that the ride vehicles would be called Starjumpers.


Imagineers putting finishing touches on the Cosmic Rewind boarding area — ride vehicles are officially named Starjumpers!

Here is more information on the new roller coaster — which took the place of Ellen’s Energy Adventure — from the Walt Disney World website:

Begin your adventure by touring the Galaxarium—a planetarium-like exhibition showcasing the similarities and differences between Xandar and Earth’s galaxies. You’ll even get to discover some of the incredible wonders of Xandar and learn about their technology.

Just as you are about to reach the culmination of the tour, everything goes sideways, and you are called into action to help the Guardians of the Galaxy. Are you ready to rock out on an awesome quest across the cosmos to save the galaxy? It’s all up to you!

This family-friendly attraction features the first ever reverse-launch on a Disney coaster and is one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world! A new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering—this coaster rotates 360 degrees so you can focus on the action!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Credit: Disney

it is important to remember that Disney has not confirmed the Memorial Day opening date at this time. The Disney World website still states that the attraction will be opening in late summer 2022. Many had been speculating that the ride would open early since Disney Imagineers seemed close to done, so hopefully, Disney will use this slip to confirm a Memorial Day opening date.

Are you excited to hear that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind may be opening sooner than expected? 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!