Disney FINALLY Announces When ‘Guardians’ Coaster Will Open

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Cosmic Rewind concept art

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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 for when they plan to debut the Guardians-themed ride. We did know it would open sometime in 2022, but now we have more details surrounding when the coaster will open.

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

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Coaster
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After months and months of being patient, Disney has revealed during Destination D23 that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will debut to Guests in Summer 2022.

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


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.

Guardians of the galaxy cosmic rewind
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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.

guardians ride vehicles
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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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