Skip to Content

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Located in EPCOT’s World Discovery neighborhood, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the first rollercoaster inside the park. This ride propels guests on a one-of-a-kind mission using both the power of special effects and innovative ride technologies.

Guardians of Galaxy Promo Poster

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

The premise of the ride is that Xandarians traveled from their homeworld in the Andromeda Galaxy to Earth – or Terra, to create the Wonders of Xandar pavilion to share more about their people and their advanced technologies.

Star-Lord chose EPCOT as the place for the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion after reminiscing about his time at EPCOT as a small child. 

Galaxarium at EPCOT

Before the journey begins, guests get to be fully immersed in learning about the similarities between Xandar & our own through a planetarium-style space exhibition.

This queue is one of the best at Disney World. It has so much to see and it truly makes you feel like the queue is part of the ride experience.

Guardians Ride

After the tour, guests are invited to board a Nova Corps Starcharter cruiser orbiting Earth.

Upon reaching the Starcharter things go awry.

Xandar is interrupted when the Celestial Eson, comes to Earth to reset reality, resulting in the Guardians of the Galaxy coming in to try and defeat him. In the chaos, guests are sent back in time to witness the Big Bang.

Guardians of the Galaxy Ride

The groundbreaking coaster inverts riders forward and backward while turning them 360 degrees, creating a more immersive experience than ever before.

The combination of state-of-the-art technologies, dynamic sets, and special effects brings the story to life as riders “blast through” different environments with the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Along the way, guests face off against enemies, make stops & explore a collection of cosmic artifacts and powerful energy sources, all with a backdrop of a Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack!

Make sure you ride this more than once because each journey is unique!

How to Ride Guardians of the Galaxy

This is one of the most popular rides at EPCOT and currently, you can only access riding Guardians of the Galaxy through a virtual queue or by purchasing Lightning Lane.

For the virtual queue, EPCOT guests will need to use the My Disney Experience app.

You will have 2 opportunities to try to join the virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy:

  • 7:00 AM (Guests do not need to be in EPCOT to join the virtual queue at this time)
  • 1:00 PM (Guests must be in EPCOT to join the virtual queue at this time)

If you want to ride Guardians of the Galaxy ride, consider buying the individual Lightning Lane for it. It is not offered through Disney Genie+ Service at this time.

More about Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Is there a Single Rider Line for Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind?

Not at this time. The only way to ride Guardians of the Galaxy is by entering the virtual queue or by purchasing the Lighting Lane entrance.

Is there a gift shop at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind?

Yes, guests will exit the ride through the Treasures of Xandar gift shop where they can purchase various Guardians of the Galaxy-themed merchandise such as t-shirts and toys.

How many people ride in each vehicle on Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind?

Each vehicle on Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind fits 4 people. Guests sit two by two.

Does Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind go upside down?

No, Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind does not go upside down. It does have the ability to maneuver 360 degrees so it does spin.

Who’s ready to experience the first rollercoaster in EPCOT?

Disney World Planning Information

There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your Disney vacation. We encourage you to check out our entire site, but if you are just getting started with planning, we have some posts you should begin with.

Looking for the best time to visit Disney World? We have Disney World crowd calendars that will tell you what’s going on each month of the year, dates to avoid, typical weather conditions, and other useful information.

Considering a Disney World Resort? There are so many perks to staying on Disney property. We have a full list of all the Disney Resorts as well as many Disney Resort reviews for you to get a firsthand perspective.

If you are a foodie, you will be glad to know that there are great restaurants at Disney World, this includes buffets, character meals and even some places the adults will love.

Want to get the best deal on your trip? We can show you not only how to travel to Disney on a budget, but we can also give you ideas on how to save on Disney tickets and where to book your vacation so that you get the best price.

We even have Disney packing lists, essential park day items and other things to consider bringing with you to the park that you might not think about.

Lastly, if you are traveling to Disney World for the first time and unsure how Genie+ and Lightning Lane work, where to find Hidden Mickeys or if you should add a Disney Dining Plan, we have tons of information to share..

Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.

DISCLAIMER: Disney Insider Tips is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and its affiliated international sites. You'll also notice that we do link out to recommended hotels/tours/products/services. If you purchase anything through these links, we often receive a commission. This fee supports our site and allows us to bring you the best Disney insider tips! Read our Privacy Policy