Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a roller coaster coming to Epcot.
The upcoming attraction is inspired by the Marvel film of the same name and is taking over the area where Ellen’s Energy Adventure used to be.
- Location: Epcot, New World Discovery neighborhood (formerly Future World)
- Height Requirement: N/A
- Description: Storytelling coaster themed to Guardians of the Galaxy with a reverse launch.
- When to Visit: N/A
- Recommended: N/A
- Tip(s): N/A
- Scheduled Refurbishment: None scheduled right now.
Everything You Need To Know About Cosmic Rewind
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is located in the new World Discovery neighborhood in the former Future World area. It’s taken over the area where Ellen’s Energy Adventure used to be. Here’s where you’ll be able to soon find the attraction.
At this time, it is unclear what the height requirement will be for Cosmic Rewind.
Rider Switch & Single Rider
Cosmic Rewind was first announced at the 2017 D23 Expo. At the time of the announcement, Disney also said the attraction would open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.
However, due to the pandemic, it’s now anticipated that Cosmic Rewind won’t reopen until 2022. An official opening date has not been confirmed or announced.
What we do know is that Cosmic Rewind is going to be a whole new experience at Walt Disney World.
Not only will the coaster have a reverse launch (the first for a Disney coaster!), but the ride vehicles will rotate 360 degrees and this is one of the world’s longest enclosed coasters.
We’re not sure what the queue will look like. Knowing Disney, there could even be an interactive queue element, like they do for many of their attractions.
It’s uncertain if this ride will cause motion sickness for some, but seeing as there is a reverse launch and the ride vehicles spin 360 degrees, well, it seems pretty likely motion sickness could happen.
FYI: We have a guide on motion sickness that’s filled with information and tips, so feel free to check that out.
Cosmic Rewind isn’t open right now, but we do know what the ride vehicles look like and how they operate.
As you can see above and below, the ride vehicles have two rows with four seats, so a total of four individuals will be in one ride vehicle.
It also looks like there is a pull-down lap bar that will also have handles for guests to hold onto.
Is It Kid-Friendly?
Disney describes Cosmic Rewind as “family-friendly,” but this particular ride probably won’t be for all little ones. Between the reverse launch, being a roller coaster, spinning ride vehicles, and more, some kids could be scared of the ride.
We’ll have to wait and see if other factors play a part in whether or not this is a kid-friendly attraction.
Meanwhile, feel free to check out our list of some other things that might scare little ones at WDW.
We don’t know yet if PhotoPass will be part of Cosmic Rewind and if guests will have an on-ride photo taken.
Since the ride isn’t open yet and we can’t share a ride-through video, here’s a look at how the ride vehicles operate, including that 360 degree turn.
Other Fun Details
- Easter Eggs: N/A
- Play Disney Parks: N/A
- Movie Connections: This attraction is inspired by Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
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