Disney FINALLY Announces Debut Year of Guardians Coaster

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Guests have been anxiously awaiting the day EPCOT debuts the brand-new Guardiansthemed coaster — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind!

Despite construction moving forward on this highly-anticipated coaster, Disney has not announced a specific date, or even a year, for when they plan to debut the Guardians-themed ride — until now!

Related: Could ‘Guardians’ Coaster Have a Virtual Queue When It Opens?

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After months and months of being patient, Disney has revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will debut to Guests in 2022, which will still be during the 50th anniversary!

Zach Riddley shared via Disney Parks Blog:

And while I’m so excited for you to discover all those new experiences, there’s even MORE in store as we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort over the next 18 months. This morning, I announced our next major attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, will debut in 2022. That’s right, our friends from Xandar will open the first “other-world” showcase pavilion at EPCOT next year, inviting us on an intergalactic chase through space and time! 

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Credit: Disney Parks Blog

He continued to share a new look from inside the upcoming pavilion, which you can see in the image above:

Today my fellow Imagineers Tom Fitzgerald (left) and Scot Drake (right) gave us a new look inside the Wonders of Xandar pavilion currently under construction. Here you see them in the Galaxarium, which when completed will feature a planetarium-type presentation where the Xandarians show us their world, their people and their advanced technologies.

Though we still do not have an exact date, at least we finally have a confirmed year of when the highly-anticipated coaster will debut to Guests. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information.

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The upcoming roller coaster will be family-friendly and will offer exciting thrills with an innovative ride vehicle that offers 360-degree motion for riders.

Disney Park Blog described the innovative technology for this new attraction as:

The Omnicoaster is a first- of-its-kind programmable roller coaster ride system, where guests can be rotated along the ride track in any direction while traveling at high speeds. The Omnicoaster name builds upon the tradition of the Omnimover ride system in which Walt Disney Imagineers are able to turn guests in any direction and focus their attention on a specific scene or element.

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More recently, Disney Parks Blog also shared the following information when discussing the upcoming Guardians coaster:

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a family-friendly adventure, featuring a totally new type of roller coaster experience we’re developing just for this attraction – it’s a storycoaster that rotates 360 degrees so you’re always focused on all the action as you help the Guardians save the galaxy. Not only that, but Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also feature the first reverse launch on a coaster in Disney history and is one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world. It’s a massive experience that will match the scale and adventure of the Guardians of the Galaxy films.  

As part of the ongoing transformation of EPCOT, we’re infusing this park we love and cherish with more ways to dream, to be inspired and to connect with our world – or other galaxies, in this case. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is going to be a big step in that direction, and we can’t wait for you to experience it. Keep following along here on the Disney Parks Blog and with me, @thezachriddley on Instagram, as we chronicle this amazing new attraction and all that’s happening at EPCOT. 

Cosmic Rewind concept art
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Will you be riding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind when it debuts? Let us know in the comments below.

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