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You must be THIS TALL to ride EPCOT’s new “Guardians of the Galaxy” coaster

The opening of the Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND coaster at World Discovery at EPCOT is only weeks away, and height requirements for Guests who hope to experience the new attraction have just been announced.

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The new attraction was first announced at the D23 Expo in 2019, and Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley has given fans updates throughout the construction of the all-new ride at EPCOT.

It is located in the same area where Ellens Energy Adventure once stood. The brand-new Disney coaster will debut at EPCOT just in time for summer, and Guardians of the Galaxy fans are elated! It will be EPCOT’s first coaster and will feature a reverse launch–a first for any Disney coaster. COSMIC REWIND will also showcase a Disney Imagineering feat: it rotates 360 degrees to keep Guests focused on all the action!

We now know even more about the exciting new experience. Disney just revealed height requirements for Guests who want to join the Guardians on this epic escapade.

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They’ll have to be 4 inches taller than they have to be to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom or Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and they’ll have to be 2 inches taller than those who want to ride Big Thunder Mountain at Magic Kingdom.

Any Guest hoping to ride the new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed Disney coaster must be 42 inches tall. Otherwise, it’s a no-go.

Height requirements are set by Disney for individual attractions in an effort to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for Guests, regardless of their age. In the queue for attractions that have specific height requirements at Disney World, Cast Member podiums are outfitted with measuring sticks to ensure the safest experience for each Guest, especially when his or her height is in question.

Disney World height requirements (and what to do if kids can't ride)

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Disney World’s website touts the new coaster as “an extraterrestrial escapade” and invites Guests to “take off on an intergalactic chase through space and time with the Guardians of the Galaxy”:

“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.

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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!”

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!