BREAKING: Opening DATE Announced for Guardians of the Galaxy Ride in EPCOT!

There are A LOT of new and exciting things coming to EPCOT in the next year or so!


There’s the brand new walk-through experience, Moana: Journey of Water, an upcoming Quick Service location that will replace Electric Umbrella, a new festival area in the center of World Celebration (which was formerly known as a portion of Future World), and more. But, perhaps one of the most highly anticipated projects is Disney World’s first-ever Marvel roller coaster — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Now, it seems like we’ve been waiting a long time for this ride to open, but we finally know exactly WHEN it will debut!

Disney just announced that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open on May 27, 2022! Looks like it’s time to start planning your trip so that you can finally go on an adventure with the iconic characters.


If you’re not familiar with the ride, the idea is that the planet of Xandar decided to bring the first intergalactic world pavilion to EPCOT (this will be known as the Wonders of Xandar pavilion). Outside of the attraction, guests will pass by an actual Xandarian ship…

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Concept Art ©Disney

…and then enter into the Galaxarium (aka a “planetarium-like exhibition”) where they will learn all about the galaxies that surround Earth and Xandar throughout the queue.


Plus, the Galaxarium will also feature lessons from Xandarians, where guests will learn about the Xandarian world, the people, and the advanced technologies that they have.


And, then it’s time to board the Nova ship up to space! Of course, things don’t necessarily go as planned…so the guardians of the galaxy will end up needing YOUR help to save the galaxy!


What makes this attraction unique is that it will be one of the longest indoor rollercoasters in the WORLD (which we can attest is true after getting a peek inside the building). And, the draw won’t just be how long you’ll be riding through space, it will also feature the first-ever reverse launch on a Disney coaster AND the ride vehicles will spin a full 360 degrees on the track while traveling at high speeds.

We recently saw a bunch of photos INSIDE the ride for the first time! Imagineer Zach Riddley shared these pictures from the inside of the show building to his Instagram!

©Zach Riddley via Instagram (@thezachriddley)

Here’s what the loading area is going to look like!

©Zach Riddley via Instagram (@thezachriddley)

You can spot the Nova Corps logo all throughout the queue!

©Zach Riddley via Instagram (@thezachriddley)

Walt Disney Imagineers also gave us this inside look at the ride!

The Nova Corps Starblaster Ship is also being installed in front of the show building! It looks so cool and we can’t wait to get a closer look at it.

Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Corps Starblaster!

The ride is also on My Disney Experience, all ready for the opening!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

So, are you ready to blast into space this summer? Us too! Of course, we’ll be sure to keep an eye out for more exciting updates and previews of the new ride, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest!

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