We’re at EPCOT this morning for the first Annual Passholder previews for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! We’ve got a full photo and video tour of the entire experience from entry to exit at the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. Climb aboard a Starjumper with us and let’s save the galaxy.
As the ride is still in previews, there are temporary walls and planters barricading the courtyard.
“Alien” plants surround the Nova Corps Starblaster ship.
Otherworldly symbols cover the ground at the base of the ship.
Cast Members greeted us at the tapstiles outside the entrance. Instead of reading “Lightning Lane” or “Boarding Groups,” the signs said, “Welcome Terrans.”
The Wonders of Xandar symbol is on the tapstile.
Guests pass the Nova Corps logo on their way to the entrance.
The Wonders of Xandar text logo is front and center when you enter the double doors.
Another sign reads, “From our world to yours.”
Once inside, guests enter the Galaxarium. The large screen above changes as part of a presentation on Xandar.
We spotted a turkey leg!
We proceeded into the next area of the queue featuring some geometric pendant lamps.
It travels up a series of switchback ramps.
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 model of a Xandarian city is on display.
Some Nova Corps uniforms can be seen, along with a guide to the rank insignia.
A model of a Starblaster ship is also on display, similar to the one outside the attraction.
A video in the queue features Star-Lord and Gamora. 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.)
A model of Peter Quill’s ship from the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” film, the Milano, is in the queue. The ship was destroyed, but the Xandarians are paying tribute since it was used to save their homeworld from the Kree.
The first pre-show room is the Welcome Center, where we are greeted by Nova Prime (Glenn Close).
Here we also meet Centurion Tal Marik (Terry Crews).
Next, we enter the Transporter, where we will be transported to the Nova Corps ship above Earth.
Nova Corps Ship
We arrive onboard the Nova Corps ship with a view of Earth.
Our visit is interrupted by an emergency.
This is where we encounter Eson, the ride’s villain.
As instructed, we proceed to the Starjumpers.
Guests will walk from the last pre-show room to the load area.
There are posted warnings advising guests the circumstances under which they should not ride.
We are finally boarded into a Starjumper and prepare for launch.
The Guardians of the Galaxy communicate with us on screens.
After a last missive, we are go for launch.
The Guardians greet us upon our safe return.
There is a QR code cube in the queue to scan to have your on-ride photo added automatically.
The sign above the exit reads, “EPCOT.”
Another version of the geometric pendants hang at the exit.
We were not allowed to see the Treasures of Xandar gift shop or any merchandise today. Typically, the ride will exit through the gift shop.
Full POV Video
Watch our full video of the entire attraction below.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens on May 27. The ride will only offer a virtual queue and Individual Lightning Lane upon opening with no standby option available.