There’s something new (and incredibly exciting) in Disney World…but it’s also SUPER confusing!
No, we’re not talking about Disney Genie+ (although that IS confusing and we’ve done several posts explaining how all those intricacies work) — we’re talking about Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! You may say, “But DFB, how is that confusing? Isn’t it just a roller coaster?” And yes, you’d be correct. But also, there’s a LOT of new lingo you’ll need to learn in order to understand what the heck is happening during your ride…and today, we’re here to help you out!
When it comes to the Guardians of the Galaxy, there’s quite a bit of special language that you may not know if you didn’t watch the movie. On top of that, Disney introduced new made-up words just for the ride! But we’re explaining them all so that you’re (hopefully!) prepared to save the galaxy.
- Star-Lord — Let’s start things off easy here. Star-Lord is the alias of Peter Quill, aka Chris Pratt’s character in the movies. It’s a name he gave himself, and you’ll often hear his fellow Guardians refer to him as just “Peter” or “Quill.”
- Xandar — When you head to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, you’re visiting what Disney called the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion. Xandar was a planet that appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy films (and other Marvel movies). This pavilion is a homage to their culture and lifestyle…kinda like the country pavilions in the World Showcase!
- Nova Corps — The Nova Corps is an intergalactic police and military force in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They defend and protect the Nova Empire, the capital of which is the planet Xandar.
- Star Blaster — As you approach the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion, you really can’t miss that GIANT yellow ship outside! That’s a Nova Corps Star Blaster ship. They’re the ships that the Nova Corps fly in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. (And to be honest, it’s a pretty awesome replica!)
- “I am Groot” — You’ll probably hear this phrase a lot throughout your experience, mainly coming from the mouth of…is that a talking TREE? Why yes, it is. The tree’s name is Groot, and well, he doesn’t exactly have the biggest vocabulary in the galaxy. (But boy can he DANCE!)
- Drax — Speaking of characters, they all have some pretty unique names. Probably the weirdest is Drax, who’s the shirtless guy played by Dave Bautista. Other members of the crew include Gamora (the green-skinned woman played by Zoe Saldana) and Rocket…he’s the talking raccoon.
- Eson — Another character you may want to know is Eson, he’s essentially the bad guy of the attraction. (It’ll be pretty obvious which one he is! )
- Celestial — And when you see Eson, you’ll notice that he’s not quite like the others. He’s a Celestial, which are powerful cosmic beings in the Marvel Universe.
- Galaxarium — When you’re walking through the queue of the attraction, you’ll start in the Galaxarium. According to Disney, it’s “a planetarium-like exhibition showcasing the similarities and differences between Xandar and Earth’s galaxies.”
- Worldmind — Inside the Galaxarium, you’ll find one of Xandar’s greatest assets, the sentient supercomputer Worldmind. According to Marvel lore, its data is comprised of the experiences, histories, and personalities of deceased members of the Nova Corps.
- Cosmic Generator — And speaking of the tech involved, you’ll learn about the Cosmic Generator in the pre-show. It’s the power source that allows the characters to travel through time and space. Cool!
- Jump Point — As the characters travel through time and space, they’ll use jump points, which are basically wormholes.
- Nova Prime — In the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Nova Prime is the leader of the Nova Empire. You’ll see her portrayed by Glenn Close, just like in the movie!
- Terrans — Since the Guardians are used to traveling the galaxy, they’ve got different names for things than we do. “Terrans” is what they call people who dwell on our planet, basically another word for “earthlings.”
- Star Jumper — Just a name for the ride vehicle, plain and simple!
- Turkey Leg — There are tons of fun Easter eggs in this ride, and one of them is the iconic Disney turkey leg! When in the Galaxarium, the supercomputer questions the function of the turkey leg when trying to learn more about “Terran” culture. (It’s okay, we wonder what its purpose is sometimes too!)
Those are all the basic terms you’ll need to know to take a spin on Cosmic Rewind! We can’t wait until the ride officially opens up to the public on May 27th — until then, stay tuned to DFB for all the updates you need to know!
Are you excited about this new coaster? When are you going to ride? Tell us in the comments!
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