Big news coming out of Walt Disney World Resort! EPCOT is preparing to welcome Guests onboard its newest attraction experience located in the World Discovery portion of the Disney Park. As we inch closer to its opening, Disney has revealed a video peek inside its highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster.
While Disney has yet to release an OFFICIAL opening date for the new EPCOT coaster, a new Disney Executive did recently mistakenly drop “Memorial Day Weekend” as its opening but quickly attempted to retract the statement. For now, we do know Disney is confirming the family-friendly storytelling coaster will open in Summer 2022.
On February 28, 2022, Disney Imagineer, Zach Riddley took to social media to share two photos are shown in the post below with the note, “Recently, Imagineering revealed a first-look at the incredible load station of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in @DisneyD23 magazine. It’s a stunning space – where EPCOT Guests will get a chance to step aboard a Nova Corps ship and load into their Starjumper vehicles to take off with the Guardians of the Galaxy on a race through time and space! Our ride team has been hard at work testing this innovative ride system which we call an Omnicoaster. I have had the chance to experience myself, and I can tell you – this is truly unlike anything we’ve ever done! As we get closer to our Summer 2022 opening I’ll be sharing more about the design and the wonderful details that make this experience part of our EPCOT story!”
Now, we’re seeing the coaster in motion! On March 1, 2022, @waltdisneyimagineering took to social media to share a video as shown in the post below along with, “Senior Ride Development Engineer, Liz Diaz, talks through her role as an engineer and shares a look at the load station and Starjumpers inside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, opening this Summer at @waltdisneyworld”
Eek! We can’t wait! Disney describes the new roller coaster as “An Extraterrestrial Escapade” noting, “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!
We can’t wait to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT this summer!