Walt Disney World has finally announced the opening date for the much anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” attraction at EPCOT.
Mark your calendars because the first date you’ll be able to ride this new indoor coaster will be May 27, 2022!
Here is the official 30-second announcement:
We first see the Wonders of Xandar pavilion at EPCOT under attack, then cut to Rocket and Groot on board the Guardians’ ship Milano. Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) is pulling apart Quill’s infamous “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” tape, and laughing as he says “Hey Quill…this thing is so broken!”
While the Ohio Players “Love Rollercoaster” plays in the background, Groot notices an incoming transmission from EPCOT.
“Let’s get to EPCOT…It’s save the galaxy time…again,” says Rocket Raccoon as the Milano blasts off.
Guests in a ride vehicle join him in flight, and the opening date appears.
There’s also a shortened 15-second version of the date announcement that is a bit different:
The video features a commercial for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary as guests frolic at Magic Kingdom but then a transmission breaks through the ad …
“Space and Time are Rewinding.
Get to EPCOT
Help the Guardians
Save the Galaxy”
Then we see the character of Rocket from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie series flying the Milano, as guests in a ride vehicle fly in front of him, all set to the James Taylor Quintet’s “Boogie on Through the Night” plays.
So there we have it. May 27th is when guests will be able to ride one of the world’s longest indoor coasters, “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.”
Although nothing has been announced yet, Walt Disney World has usually held annual passholder previews for its new attractions. If you want to get in on that action, you’ll have to keep your fingers close to your My Disney Experience account to sign up as soon as the link is shared. Make sure your annual passholder account is up to date for you and your family.
Previews for Cast Members have already been announced, although the details are still forthcoming.
There’s also a possibility of soft openings. Toward the end of the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure annual passholder previews, the ride was sometimes opened to all park guests late in the afternoon.
It remains to be seen if the attraction will open with a virtual queue for a period of time or go right to being the park’s new featured individual Lightning Lane attraction, where you have to spend extra (and for all practical purposes be a Disney resort hotel guest) to bypass the standby line.
We’ll have a full wrap-up of details before May 27 to prime you for the ride, but in the meantime check out our coverage of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” so far.
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