Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an indoor coaster located in Epcot Park. It is themed to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, and you can expect to see some of your favorite characters like Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Peter Quill both in the ride queue and on the ride itself!
It is a new type of roller coaster that has carts that swivel and rotate in addition to the movement of the track itself. As with all of Disney’s thrill rides, please check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions prior to riding.
The height limit for this coaster is 42 inches.
While the ride vehicles are not the squished experience that Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is, there is a lap bar that must come down far enough to lock into place. These lap bars are individual, so each rider will have their own.
My delight with this ride really started in the queue as Peter Quill told an interviewer how much he loved Epcot and looked forward to seeing the dinosaurs and riding other now forgotten rides. Like many Disney attractions, the story starts there and continues until you disembark. The pre-showroom itself is something I look forward to seeing dozens of times!
The ride itself is possibly one of the smoothest coasters I’ve been on, but most notably the ability of the cart to swivel and the scenery you see during the ride truly makes you feel as if you’re in space. This ride will undoubtedly be compared to Space Mountain, and truly it is to my adult self what Space Mountain was to my young self. Disney has elevated the ride experience and the feeling as if you are in space to a new level, and added some amazing characters in to boot.
There are six possible songs you’ll experience with Cosmic Rewind, each giving the ride its own unique feel. The possibilities are:
- Disco Inferno
- Everybody Wants to Rule the World
- I Ran
- One Way or Another
You’ll want to ride again and again to experience them all (and this amazing attraction!)
This ride has a relatively short height limit at just 42 inches. While the ride itself is undoubtedly more intense than Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Slinky Dog Dash, it lacks the terror factor of Tower of Terror. If you have an adventurous child, they’ll probably absolutely adore this attraction.
The “bad guy” in the ride is one of the Celestials, who while scary on a cosmic scale isn’t likely to terrify small children. And the presence of their favorite Guardians throughout both the queue and the ride itself being their relatively goofy selves should assuage many fears.
The seating on the ride are two seats side by side, so one adult can ride next to a child. The restraints are individual lap bars so that the child can feel secure but offering comfort in the event that a child gets intimidated or wants to hold hands can be done.
Getting in Line
At the time I’m writing this, the day before the ride opens officially, the ride is offering virtual queue and Individual Lightning Lane only. I expect this to stick around for the first few months at the very least, moving to Individual Lightning Lane with a standby queue in the future.
Excellent review! I can’t wait to experience this awesome new ride!