guardians of the galaxy: cosmic rewind ride vehicles

BREAKING: Disney Shares First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Roller Coaster Cars Being Finished for EPCOT

Imagineer Zach Riddley has released a sneak peek at the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride vehicles, coming soon (well, eventually) to EPCOT.

Here is an exclusive sneak peek of two of our ride engineers as they prep some of EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind vehicles at our warehouse in Florida. If you look closely at the colorful paint design on the vehicles (called coaches in roller coaster engineering parlance), each one is unique with different wear patterns and impact marks. Imagineers were inspired by markings that appear on NASA Space Shuttles and other spacecraft upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. We can’t wait to share more on this truly out-of-this-world, awesome attraction as we make progress on construction and put these coaches on the track!


So far, we’d seen only leaked images of these ride vehicles, plus a stand-alone train revealed in a video montage. A smaller maquette of the ride vehicle has been on display at the EPCOT Experience since it opened in October 2019. This is the first time we see this many Cosmic Rewind cars in one photo, now staged at the Imagineering warehouse in Orlando. With revolutionary spinning roller coaster cars, guests will launch backwards out of the old Universe of Energy building, through a tunnel, and up into the new gravity building that will house a majority of the roller coaster ride.

Of course, all this hype is not without its caveats. Work on the exterior of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has stalled since the solar panel mounts were finally completed. Back in September, scaffolding went up for work on a Xandarian Nova Corps Spaceship that will grace the entrance courtyard. However, as with most large-scale projects across Walt Disney World, the impacts of the COVID-19 closure and its subsequent budgetary effects, it’s unknown whether Cosmic Rewind will open for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World as initially stated.

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Wyatte Stuard
1 year ago

very cool!

Karen Porter
Karen Porter
1 year ago

I like that the vehicles have individual scratch details. That’s a really nice bonus touch. I also really hope this is able to open before my trip next September. I really wanna ride this. I’m still not sure it belongs in EPCOT, vs DHS, but, I’ll take it!