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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an upcoming steel roller coaster attraction at EPCOT's World Discovery.[2][3][4][5] It will be manufactured by Vekoma.[6] Based on the Marvel Studios' film Guardians of the Galaxy, it will be the first attraction at Walt Disney World based loosely on a Marvel Comics property.[7][8] It will replace the Universe of Energy attraction, which closed on August 13, 2017.[4]

It was originally set to open in 2021. However, it was delayed to May 27, 2022, as part of the park's 40th anniversary celebration, which is part of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration, since the opening was postponed indefinitely following the closure of the park due to the coronavirus pandemic.[9]

Following the announcement, the attraction will be set to become part of the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion, EPCOT’s very first Other-World Showcase Pavilion.[10]

History

The ride was announced as part of an overall overhaul of Epcot at the 2017 D23 Expo.[3] On August 13, 2017, Ellen’s Energy Adventure was closed so that construction could begin on the attraction.[11] At D23 Japan in 2018, it was confirmed that the ride would be one of the world’s longest enclosed roller coasters and that the ride would open in 2021.[12]

The name of the ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, was announced on August 25, 2019 at the D23 Expo 2019.[13]

Construction

Construction began in late August 2017. The existing Universe of Energy show building will be reused and retrofitted for the new attraction; the roller coaster itself will be housed in a new, massive show building situated backstage behind the Universe of Energy building and the former Wonders of Life pavilion.[14][15] On May 4, 2018, the Disney Parks Blog released a video stating that 960 truckloads of concrete had been poured for the foundation of the new ride show building.[2]

The name of the ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, was announced on August 25, 2019, at the D23 Expo 2019.[16] It is scheduled to open in Summer 2022,[17] with filming for the ride commencing in October 2021.[18] Guardians of the Galaxy film series cast members Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Glenn Close with reprise their roles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, and Irani Rael / Nova Prime, respectively.[19] Additionally, Terry Crews would be cast in the role of a Nova Corps Centurion named Tal Marik.[20] The first footage from the ride was unveiled in March 2022.[21]

Summary

Looking for a place to establish a peaceful connection to Earth, and at the suggestion of nostalgic Epcot fan Peter Quill, the planet Xandar and its Nova Corps have decided to establish Epcot's first "Other-World Showcase" Pavilion. For their presentation, they have decided to focus on deep space travel, with an elaborate planetarium called the "Galaxarium" serving as a way to give guests a look at the formation of the universe as well as offering a hyperjump visit to Xandar. However, our field trip to Xandar is interrupted when the Celestial Eson, AKA, The Searcher, comes to Earth to reset reality, resulting in the Guardians of the Galaxy coming in to try and defeat him. In the chaos, guests are sent back in time to witness the Big Bang.

Soundtrack

Tyler Bates, who composed the scores for the Guardians of the Galaxy films, contributed two hours worth of music for the attraction's queues and pre-shows.[22] A rock instrumental cover of the original Universe of Energy attraction's self-titled theme song can be briefly heard when the Guardians are called in the pre-show and in the first scene of the ride.

The attraction's Awesome Mix selection includes six songs selected from 100 potential candidates. The playlist includes:

  • "September" by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • "Disco Inferno" by the Trammps
  • "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears
  • "One Way or Another" by Blondie
  • "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock of Seagulls
  • "Conga" by Gloria Estefan

Gallery

Logo and Posters

Concept Art

Trivia

  • On Avengers Campus maps highlighting all the various Marvel attractions around the globe, the attraction is referred to as the Xandarian Outpost. At Epcot itself, it is referred to as the Wonders of Xandar pavilion, a reference to the former Wonders of Life pavilion.
  • During the pre-show, Star-Lord (who is said to have last visited Epcot in the '80s) expresses his excitement to visit several attractions that currently no longer exist. He mentions wanting to ride Horizons, see “the Energy dinosaurs”, and “hear the Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit”.
  • Eson, A.K.A. The Searcher, will return from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
  • Whereas Mission: BREAKOUT! is based primarily on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, this attraction instead takes inspiration from the first film. This is evident by the presence of the character Nova Prime (who only appeared in the first film), Groot being fully grown instead of a baby, and Mantis being absent.

See also

References

  1. "Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to Open Memorial Day Weekend at EPCOT". BlogMickey.com (February 22, 2022).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sorrentino, Mike (May 8, 2018). "The Guardians' big Disney World roller coaster is set for 2021.". CNET.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Macy, Seth G. (July 15, 2017). "New Guardians of the Galaxy Ride Announced for Walt Disney World". IGN.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fickley-Baker (July 15, 2017). ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ & ‘Ratatouille’ Attractions Coming to Epcot (en-us). Disney Parks Blog. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved on July 15, 2017.
  5. "Coming to Disney World: Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy ride, 'Star Wars' hotel", Orlando Sentinel (July 15, 2017). 
  6. "Track Installation to Begin Soon on Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster at Epcot". Blog Mickey (30 July 2018).
  7. "Avengers and Other Super Heroes to Assemble in New Themed Areas at Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland". Disney Parks Blog (March 20, 2018). Retrieved on March 20, 2018.
  8. "Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Walt Disney Studios Park to Receive Marvel Transformation". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved on February 11, 2018.
  9. "Rumors Point to 2022 Opening Dates for TRON Lightcycle Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind".
  10. "Former Universe of Energy Pavilion Renamed to "Wonders of Xandar" Pavilion at EPCOT".
  11. Bevil, Dewayne (July 31, 2017). "Last go-around with Ellen at Epcot", Orlando Sentinel. 
  12. Smith, Thomas (February 11, 2018). "'Guardians of the Galaxy' Attraction at Epcot Will Be One of World’s Longest Enclosed Coasters". Disney Parks Blog.
  13. "LIVE: Exciting Announcements for Disney Parks, Resorts, Cruise Ships and Beyond at D23 Expo 2019". Disney Parks Blog.
  14. Nolfi, Joey (November 15, 2018). "Disney unveils spinning Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster cars, new ride details", Entertainment Weekly. 
  15. Bevil, Dewayne (August 1, 2018). "Disney World: Look at latest Epcot construction", Orlando Sentinel. 
  16. Smith, Thomas (August 25, 2019). "LIVE: Exciting Announcements for Disney Parks, Resorts Cruise Ships and Beyond at D23 Expo 2019". Disney Parks Blog.
  17. "Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Rollercoaster to Open at Disney World in 2022". Collider (September 30, 2021).
  18. "James Gunn Clarifies Which Guardians of the Galaxy Project Has Begun Filming, and It Isn't Vol. 3" (October 19, 2021).
  19. Hoffer, Christian (November 20, 2021). "Epcot's Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Brings Back Another Movie Cast Member, Opening Date Window Revealed". Comicbook.com.
  20. https://www.superherohype.com/geek-culture/513645-terry-crews-filmed-scenes-for-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind
  21. Nolfi, Joey (March 2, 2022). "Epcot's Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster blasts off in first footage from inside the ride". Entertainment Weekly.
  22. https://wdwnews.com/releases/its-save-the-galaxy-time-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-debuts-may-27-at-walt-disney-world-resort/


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Specials: Marvel Studios: Assembling a UniverseMarvel 75 Years: From Pulp to PopThe Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday SpecialWerewolf by Night
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Marvel One-Shots: Item 47Agent CarterAll Hail the KingTeam ThorTeam Thor: Part 2Team Darryl
Books: The Art of Marvel's The AvengersThor: The Dark World: Warriors of the RealmsCaptain America: The Winter Soldier – The Movie StorybookCaptain America: The Winter Soldier: Rescue at SeaThe Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Video games: Marvel Avengers: Battle for EarthIron Man 3: The Official GameDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionMarvel: Contest of ChampionsMarvel: Avengers AllianceMarvel vs. Capcom series (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)
Soundtracks: ThorThe AvengersIron Man 3Thor: The Dark WorldCaptain America: The Winter SoldierGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1Avengers: Age of UltronAnt-ManCaptain America: Civil WarDoctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 2Spider-Man: HomecomingThor: RagnarokBlack PantherAvengers: Infinity WarAnt-Man and the WaspCaptain MarvelAvengers: EndgameSpider-Man: Far From HomeWandaVisionThe Falcon and The Winter SoldierLoki (season 1)Black WidowWhat If...? (season 1)Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsEternalsHawkeyeSpider-Man: No Way HomeMoon KnightDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessMs. MarvelThor: Love and Thunder

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Villains: LeaderAbominationWhiplashJustin HammerRed SkullLoki LaufeysonThanosAldrich KillianTrevor SlatteryEric SavinEllen BrandtMalekithAlgrimThe Winter SoldierAlexander PierceCrossbonesArnim ZolaThe OtherNebulaRonan the AccuserKorath the PursuerCollectorUlysses KlaueUltronBaron StruckerWilson Fisk/KingpinKilgraveBaron ZemoCottonmouthBlack MariahShadesDiamondbackKarl MordoKaeciliusBride of Nine SpidersEgo the Living PlanetAyeshaTaserfaceThe VultureShockerTinkererMaximusSurturHelaErik KillmongerGhostSonny BurchYon-RoggDr. Minn-ErvaSupreme IntelligenceEbony MawCorvus GlaiveProxima MidnightCull ObsidianMorgan le FayMysterioAgatha HarknessValentina Allegra de FontaineHe Who RemainsKangTaskmasterGeneral DreykovXu WenwuDeath DealerRazor FistIkarisDoctor OctopusGreen GoblinElectroSandmanLizardArthur HarrowAnton MogartGorr the God ButcherTitania
Other characters: Phil CoulsonMaria HillJ.A.R.V.I.S.Erik SelvigMaya HansenHarley KeenerOdin BorsonVolstaggHogunFandralSifHappy HoganSharon CarterSenator SternDarcy LewisFriggaBorRhomann DeyYondu UdontaCarinaIrani RaelVice President RodriguezHoward the DuckGarthan SaalCosmo the SpacedogEdwin JarvisCassandra LangStickAncient OneClaire TempleChristine PalmerHoward StarkAunt MayEverett RossBetty BrantMichelle JonesNed LeedsRamondaM'BakuZuriT'ChakaF.R.I.D.A.Y.GooseMar-VellMorgan StarkJ. Jonah JamesonRintrahPunisherTrish WalkerJeri HogarthMisty KnightColleen WingKaren PageTina MinoruMaya Lopez/EchoKhonshuRintrah
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters: Daisy Johnson/QuakeGrant WardLeo FitzJemma SimmonsMelinda MayJohn GarrettMichael PetersonFranklin HallAce PetersonChan Ho YinMiles LydonVictoria HandAkela AmadorRainaElliot RandolphIan QuinnLoreleiAudrey NathanAgent KoenigAntoine TriplettMockingbirdAbsorbing ManAgent 33Isabelle HartleyLance HunterDaniel WhitehallCalvin ZaboRobert GonzalesAlphonso MackenzieLincoln CampbellGordonYo-YoGhost Rider (Johnny Blaze)Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)Holden RadcliffePatriotKasiusSinaraSargeIzelPhil Coulson (LMD)Freddy MalickErnest KoenigViolaSibylNathaniel MalickThomas WardKoraGrillEllen NadeerChristian Ward
Inhumans characters: Black BoltMedusa AmaquelinCrystal AmaquelinKarnakGorgon
Runaways characters: Alex WilderNico MinoruKarolina DeanGertrude YorkesChase SteinMolly Hernandez
Cloak & Dagger characters: Tyrone Johnson/CloakTandy Bowen/DaggerMayhem
WandaVision characters: Sharon Davis/Mrs. HartTodd Davis/Mr. HartRalph BohnerAbilash Tandon/NormHarold Proctor/Phil JonesCommercial ManCommercial WomanDennisSarah Proctor/Dottie JonesIsabel Matsueda/BeverlyJohn Collins/HerbAgent Franklin/BeekeeperSeñor ScratchyDoctor NielsonBilly MaximoffTommy MaximoffDirector HaywardAgent Monti/The StrongmanAgent RodriguezDr. HighlandSparkyMajor GoodnerEvanora HarknessIryna MaximoffOlek Maximoff
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier characters: John Walker/U.S. AgentKarli MorgenthauJoaquin TorresSarah WilsonDr. RaynorYoriLeahLemar Hoskins/BattlestarIsaiah BradleyEli BradleyOlivia WalkerSelbyDr. Nagel
Loki characters: Sylvie LaufeydottirMobiusRavonna RenslayerHunter B-15CaseyMiss MinutesHunter C-20Kid LokiAlligator LokiClassic LokiBoastful LokiPresident LokiTime KeepersAlioth
What If...? characters: The Watcher

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Hulu: Runaways episode listHelstrom episode list
Freeform: Cloak & Dagger episode list
Disney+: WandaVision episode listThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier episode listLoki episode listWhat If...? episode listHawkeye episode listMoon Knight episode list
Songs
"Shoot To Thrill" • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" • "Trouble Man" • "Hooked on a Feeling" • "Spirit In The Sky" • "Cherry Bomb" • "Come and Get Your Love" • "I Want You Back" • "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" • "Go All The Way" • "Moonage Daydream" • "I'm Not In Love" • "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" • "O-o-h Child" • "Magic" • "Live To Rise" • "I've Got No Strings" • "Left Hand Free" • "Mr. Blue Sky" • "The Chain" • "Born to Be Wild" • "Immigrant Song" • "C'mon Get Happy" • "Twilight Time" • "Holding Out for a Hero" • "Demons" • "Dark Moon" • "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" • "A Whole New World" • "A Man Without Love"

Original Songs: "A Newlywed Couple" • "WandaVision!" • "We Got Something Cooking" • "Making It Up As We Go Along" • "Let's Keep It Going" • "Agatha All Along" • "Jeg Saler Min Ganger" • "Save The City"

Weapons/Objects
Super Soldier SerumCaptain America's ShieldMjolnirTesseractLoki's ScepterIron Man (armor)ExtremisIron LegionIron Patriot (armor)AetherInfinity StonesCentipede0-8-4Berserker StaffWidow's BiteEXO-7 FalconOrbUniversal WeaponGravitoniumPym ParticlesDivinerVibraniumInfinity GauntletWeb-ShootersTemPad
Vehicles
S.H.I.E.L.D. HelicarrierQuinjetValkyrieMilanoThe BusDark AsterLola
Organizations/Groups
AvengersChitauriStark IndustriesS.H.I.E.L.D.A.I.M.AsgardiansFire DemonsDark ElvesFrost GiantsHYDRAWorld Security CouncilGuardians of the GalaxyNova CorpsKreeSakaaransRising TideCentipede ProjectCybertekXandariansStrikeRavagersInhumansThe HandDefendersBlack OrderEternalsFantastic FourS.W.O.R.D.United NationsFlag SmashersTime Variance AuthorityVariants
Locations
New York (state)New York CityAvengers TowerAsgardIndiaStuttgartGermanyNine RealmsLondonEnglandProject P.E.G.A.S.U.S.Tony Stark's MansionTriskelionWakandaXandarMorag • Guest House • The HubKnowhereShawarma PalaceSanctuaryHong KongEgoNew Avengers FacilityVormirQuantum RealmNew JerseyWestviewMassachusettsRalph Bohner's HouseLamentis-1The VoidCitadel at the End of TimeSan FranciscoLondon
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