Nothing Has Been Filmed Yet for Upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” Roller Coaster at EPCOT, Adding to Construction Delays

Yesterday, James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, tweeted that Filming has yet to begin for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction in EPCOT.

This news comes as a response to a question about Gunn’s busy filming schedule for 2021.

The pandemic has derailed a lot of filming in Hollywood and along with that, the construction progress of the attraction. That being said, the ride was already being built before it was clear when a 3rd Guardians of the Galaxy film would be made. In fact, the main story and the villain of the ride (or if there will even be one) weren’t nailed down yet when the attraction was announced. The decision early in development to cut away a fleet of audio-animatronic figures from the ride wasn’t just budgetary, but also seemingly a way to make sure the attraction could be built without figuring out exactly who or what might be in it when it opens. Attractions with projection-based scenes do have this luxury.

Disney shared the first look of the ride vehicles last year and while construction has continued on the attraction, no opening date has been announced. Part of the delays could be the inability to get the cast of the film together to do anything, thanks to both the pandemic and the tumultuous production of the 3rd film in the series.

Concept Art

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is being added to EPCOT where Universe of Energy once was. It will be Disney’s first indoor reverse-launch rollercoaster.

Just yesterday ShopDisney released the attraction poster. While there may not be a ton of progress on this attraction yet, the anticipation and excitement is still building!

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4 months ago

Disney needs to grab whomever they need, head over to the Mandalorian set and borrow the Volume for a few days and just get the filming done. Not like they don’t own it, or can’t get some use time on it now. And getting the actors together in Hollywood is a lot easier than in Site for the next movie. With some planning, and Volume work help they could be done with the filming for the Ride already

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4 months ago

Wow it really sounds like they have a clear vision for this ride. They are just 42 months into construction and haven’t filmed the scenes yet nor is there a completed plot for the projection screens for the ride inside a giant currently unthemed and unfinished box. Really sounds like this ride will be such a winner over Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure and Velocicoaster which are both completely themed and completely finished in a shorter timeframe.

Last edited 4 months ago by Customer Satisfaction