Opened just a month ago on May 27, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is EPCOT’s newest attraction at Walt Disney World.
The new ride transports you aboard a Xandarian ship and directly into the world of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. The Guardians need your help to stop a huge celestial being called Eson from ending humanity.
This coaster with a great epic story, takes you on an exhilarating journey through space. A whole new style of roller coaster for Walt Disney World and accompanied by Star-Lord’s superb mixtape; it’s a coaster like no other.
We decided to take a look at the new attraction and find out what’s good and what’s not so good about roller coasters.
Here are our 5 highs and 2 lows for the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind.
5. The Queue
There’s nothing worse than standing in line and feeling like you’re walking up and down, back and forth, with nothing to interest you. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind does not have this issue.
The whole queue has something to do. The queue has several rooms that make you feel like you are constantly progressing as you go. Each room has something to see and hear. The first room takes you into the Galaxarium, with an incredible “planetarium” style ceiling and wide walkways.
Then you will find yourself in the Xandar Gallery, which has two sections. The first part gives you an insight into Xandar itself. With glowing models of a Xandarian city, information about Xandar, and an overview of senior Xandarian officers. The following section shows short interviews with the Guardians of the Galaxy by the hosts of “Good Morning Xandar”.
Usually when you’re queuing for a ride, you’ll see lots of groups on their phones playing games together to pass the time. In this queue, the only reason people were on their phones was to take pictures of the screens.
After that, you find yourself in the Phase Chamber pre-show room where you will be transported from Earth and find yourself aboard a Nova Corps Starcharter cruiser. Here you will learn all about the Cosmic Generator, a technology that allows spaceships to jump into space. This is where things don’t quite go to plan and you end up having to help the Guardians of the Galaxy save Earth.
Like lineups, this is one of the best. You don’t feel like you’re waiting to pass the time until you come up. There is a lot to see and understand. It really helps you absorb the story of the ride better.