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)

BREAKING: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Opening Memorial Day Weekend at EPCOT

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After being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now know Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be opening at EPCOT on Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day in the US is Monday, May 30 with the holiday weekend beginning May 27. An exact date has yet to be announced.


This will be Disney’s first reverse-launch coaster. It will also feature a new Walt Disney Imagineering innovation: a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees.

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The story will start in the Galaxarium, where guests are invited to learn more about Xandar. The Guardians of the Galaxy interrupt and the adventure begins.

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In a since-deleted tweet, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Geoff Morrell tweeted the opening day news.

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The ride replaces Universe of Energy, which closed in 2017. Test footage of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind was released in November 2020 and we saw ride vehicles being transported to EPCOT in January 2021.

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  1. Hahahhaaaaa! Ooooooops! That’s either a very smart “leak” or someone just royally f’d up.

  2. Most likely it will cost yet another exorbitant upcharge and stringent time restraint if guests want any chance of riding!

  3. Will miss that and Tron apparently. Thanks Disney for dragging these two out for so long. Man they take their time on construction. Tron is basically Rockin Rollercoaster with an already used ride system. I can give them a break for GOG but even that has been two years. Meanwhile Universal opens one of Orlando’s best rollercoasters in about one year with Velocicoaster.

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