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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?

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