Disney’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind’ opens at EPCOT

    The highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster is officially open at EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The attraction is part of EPCOT’s historic transformation during Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration which is going on now.

    The family-friendly attraction is the very first roller coaster for EPCOT. The ride is described as a “storycoaster” that rotates 360 degrees as you go on an intergalactic chase to help the Guardians. It also features the first reverse launch on a coaster in Disney history and is one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world. There is a 42-inch height requirement, slightly less than Space Mountain and Avatar Flight Of Passage.

    Throughout the ride the walls are covered in projections, showcasing the intergalactic battle guests are engaged in alongside the Guardians. They’ll pass the Milky Way, the moon, Earth, and lots and lots of stars. And in the spirit of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, Cosmic Rewind has a mixtape amazing of music helping score the fun. Each ride blasts one of six potential tracks: “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire; “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps; “Conga” by Gloria Estefan; “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears; “I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock of Seagulls, or “One Way or Another” by Blondie throughout.

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will operate a virtual queue system through the My Disney Experience app. The attraction is limited to one virtual queue, per group, per day. You can request to join at either 7am or 1pm boarding time and you’ll be designated an entry time via the app.

    Guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels will get an additional opportunity to request to join the virtual queue at 6 p.m. on select dates during extended evening theme park hours.

    Boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed. Individual Lightning Lane entry can also be purchased daily, but availability is limited and the traditional standby queue is not available.

    Pro Tip: Get on the screen on the My Disney Experience app to join a few minutes before 7 a.m. and refresh a few times. As soon as the time hits 7 a.m., you should be one of the first to try and get a spot.