This summer, EPCOT will be opening its newest, and possibly most anticipated attraction — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The new roller coaster will be a large, indoor roller coaster. It will be housed in the building that once held the attraction, Ellen’s Energy Adventure. Fans are looking forward to Disney adding another thrill ride to a Park that does not have a lot of them. Right now, Test Track is the Park’s main thrill attraction, and many have been asking for Disney to create more roller coasters to cater to adventurous Guests.
As Disney fans know, no attraction is complete without an accompanying gift shop. And Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley is now giving us a first look at the gift shop that will be located in the new Wonders of Xandar pavilion. The store will be called Treasures of Xandar. Riddley shared news of the new store on his Instagram page.
Another exciting milestone this morning at the Wonders of Xandar pavilion as we announce and reveal our merchandise location: Treasures of Xandar!
This store is operated by The Broker, a proud Xandarian, who’s been awarded the contract and brought part of his famous store here to EPCOT. Some of the merchandise pays tribute to Xandar and items acquired throughout the galaxy and, of course, some items celebrate The Heroes of Xandar, the Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Broker also shared the following with our WDI team recently: “I am so delighted to bring my wares to the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. As a proud Xandarian, it gives me great pleasure to represent my planet to you Terrans and allow you to bring home a small bit of Xandar from my shop: Treasures of Xandar. I only hope that it brings our two cultures that much closer together.”
Seeing these design elements come into place completes years worth of dreaming and creating by our talented team. And the results are out of this world! We look forward to inviting all of you to the opening this summer as part of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT.
Here is more information on the exciting new ride that will open in a matter of months.
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!
Just about one month ago, Disney’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Geoff Morrell, leaked that the ride will be opening Memorial Day weekend. Nothing has been officially confirmed by Disney at this time.