EPCOT’s ‘Guardians’ Coaster Officially Begins Early Ride Testing

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a highly anticipated coaster coming to EPCOT in Summer 2022. As construction continues on the soon-to-be attraction, select few are getting the chance to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind early — including the President of Walt Disney World Resort!

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

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Guests have been anxiously awaiting the day EPCOT debuts the brand-new Guardiansthemed coaster — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! And some lucky fans, including the Walt Disney World Resort President, got to early test ride the upcoming EPCOT coaster.

Jeff Vahle, the President of Walt Disney World Resort, took to Instagram to share the exciting news, even stating that it was “AWESOME”. Vahle wrote:

After getting an update on the latest progress and an early test ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, I have three words: it is AWESOME!!! Thank you to the teams at Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney World who are bringing this amazing attraction to life. I’m looking forward to seeing the finishing touches over the next several months and can’t wait for you to get a look when it opens at EPCOT next summer as part of the park’s transformation!


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Disney Parks Blog recently 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.

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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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