VIDEO: Guests Pile Coins Inside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Queue Display in EPCOT

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Cosmic Rewind queue coin pile

VIDEO: Guests Pile Coins Inside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Queue Display in EPCOT

Walt Disney World guests are shoving their coins into a display case in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind queue instead of tossing them into a wishing well.

Cosmic Rewind queue coin pile

Twitter user @GrantSmith2000 shared a video with us of the display case holding a model of the Milano in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind queue. Watch it below.

A pile of coins is visible just behind the glass, apparently from guests pushing them through a space next to the display case’s locked door. Some coins have even rolled further into the case, almost under the Milano model.

Queue vandalism isn’t uncommon at Disney Parks. Over at Disneyland, many props in the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway queue have been torn out and replaced. The queue for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios also faced problems with wall decals being destroyed.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Guests are “transported to a Nova Cruiser orbiting above Terra for a demonstration which will consist of a thrilling high-speed, turbulent — what you Terrans would call a ‘roller coaster-type ride’ that goes forward and backward through the dark. It includes sharp turns, sudden drops and stops.”

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The ride is located in the Wonders of Xandar pavilion in World Discovery at EPCOT. The building used to house Ellen’s Energy Adventure.

Cosmic Rewind Queue and Pre-shows

Once inside, guests enter the Galaxarium. The large screen above changes as part of a presentation on Xandar. Next, they head into the Xandar Gallery. The Xandarians incorporated some of the design principles of EPCOT into their city planning, as seen in a presentation here. Walt Disney’s original presentation of EPCOT is featured.

A screen in the queue features footage from “Good Morning Xandar,” a morning talkshow where the host has interviewed the Guardians regarding their defeat of Ronan and the Kree.

During his interview, Star-Lord expresses excitement about returning to EPCOT to ride attractions like Horizons, Universe of Energy, and catch a viewing of Kitchen Kabaret. (Unfortunately, Quill hasn’t been updated on what’s open… and what’s long gone.)

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The pre-show room is the pavilion’s welcome center, where guests are introduced to the Cosmic Generator and invited aboard a starship. To get to the ship, they must enter the Phase Chamber and be transported. Unfortunately, things have gone very wrong when we arrive on the Nova Corps ship, and we tourists must hop in a Starjumper ride vehicle to help the Guardians of the Galaxy defeat Eson.

Ride Experience

Each ride features an 80s-era soundtrack. The song is randomized, so you may hear a different one on each ride. The options are:

  • “September”
  • “Disco Inferno”
  • “Conga”
  • “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
  • “I Ran”
  • “One Way or Another”

During the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, there was a Holiday Remix overlay to the ride with an original song, “Run, Rocket, Run.”

Check out our full tour of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind from when it opened last spring. The attraction still requires virtual queue or individual Lightning Lane to ride. There is no standby queue.

Watch our POV on-ride video below.

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1 thought on “VIDEO: Guests Pile Coins Inside Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Queue Display in EPCOT”

  1. Not once in this article did you tell your readers to not do stuff like this. That they need to be respectful.

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