Starting summer 2022, guests visiting EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort will get to explore the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!

This new family-friendly coaster features Rocket, Groot, Drax, Gamora and Star-Lord. The attraction is another milestone in the ongoing transformation of EPCOT and debuts as part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration.

Located in the park’s newly renamed World Discovery neighborhood, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be the first “other-world” showcase pavilion at EPCOT.

A New Kind of Family Thrill

In addition to the Wonders of Xandar pavilion, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will offer several other firsts including:

  • The first coaster attraction at EPCOT.
  • The first reverse launch for a Disney coaster.
  • The first Walt Disney World attraction to feature the Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • I am Groot.

The Wonders of Xandar Pavilion

Highlights of the new Xandar Pavillion include the Galaxarium, a planetarium-style space showcasing planets, stars and other intergalactic wonders that connect Terra and Xandar. The Xandar Gallery will also be included where guests will discover more about the Xandarian people’s culture and history—including the heroes of Xandar—through specially crafted displays and projections. And, I … am … Grooooot.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be one of the longest fully enclosed coasters in the world, housed in one of the largest show buildings ever constructed for a Disney theme park. By volume, four Spaceship Earths would fit inside the attraction’s massive new show building. Another interesting fact is that Academy Award nominee Glenn Close reprises her role from “Guardians of the Galaxy” as Nova Prime, the leader of Xandar and commander of the Nova Corps. In addition, Disney Imagineers were recently on-set for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” to film with the Guardians for this new attraction. And, finally, a Starblaster will be located outside the Wonders of Xandar building, the first full-size version of this Xandarian ship ever built.

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