‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn is HYPED About New EPCOT Roller Coaster

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The anticipation is building for the newest ride to hit Walt Disney World Resort in just a few months.

EPCOT is expected to open Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Remind this coming summer and fans are anxiously awaiting to hear an official date for when the coaster will open.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Director & Writer James Gunn recently took to Twitter to share just how excited he was for the new ride to be introduced to Guests soon at the Disney Park.

Guys. Our ride is so incredibly cool. I’m so fortunate to be a part of it and working with the rockstar imagineers! One of the delights of my past, #cosmicrewid #gotg #GuardiansoftheGalaxy

Disney Parks Blog recently shared the following information about the new roller 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.

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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.

Jeff Vahle, the President of Walt Disney World Resort, was recently a test rider on the coaster and had this to say about the ride:

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!

Guardians of the Galaxy
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Over at Disney California Adventure in the Avengers Campus, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout is one of the most popular attractions for Disneyland Resort Guests to visit and while this coaster will be much different from the attraction in California, it is still expected to be enormously popular.

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), and Dave Bautista (Drax).

The popular series has a planned third film Guardians of the  Galaxy Vol. 3 expected to be released in 2023 and two spinoffs coming to Disney + in 2022 in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and I Am Groot, which is a series based on the beloved character Baby Groot and his origins.

Are you excited to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind? Let us know in the comments.

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