Artist concept rendering: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be the first “other-world” showcase pavilion at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The adventure starts in the Galaxarium, a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar. Guests will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and adventures across the cosmos ensue. The attraction will feature a new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering – a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus guests on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster. (Disney)

Universe of Energy Pavilion Renamed to “Wonders of Xandar” as First “Other-world Showcase” Pavilion

Earlier today, Disney announced that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind would be opening in 2022 at EPCOT. We’ve now received some additional details about the pavilion that the attraction will be housed in.


Disney has now shared that the pavilion, formerly known as the Universe of Energy Pavilion which was home to Ellen’s Energy Adventure, will now be known as the “Wonders of Xandar Pavilion”, a reference to the Xandarian people whose ship will sit at the front of the pavilion as seen in concept art.

The base for the Xandarian ship has been prepared recently, and the ship is expected to be installed in the near future.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Cosmic Rewind Concept Art

The name seems to pay homage to “Wonders of Life”, the pavilion which formerly inhabited the neighboring dome, which should eventually reopen as the PLAY! Pavilion. Disney made no mention of the PLAY! Pavilion amongst many other announcements today, though.

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  1. Who cares about this? It feels so out of place. I’m sure the ride will be fine, but why is it in a park that focuses more on realism and the world we actually live in?

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