Disney Guest Forces Politics Into New ‘Guardians’ Ride

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Left: A TikTok showing the pre-show of Cosmic Rewind with "OMG WAIT FOR IT" written. right: the exterior of cosmic rewind with spaceship earth in the background at night. A gasping emoji is overtop.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the newest Disney Park attraction in EPCOT’s World Discovery neighborhood. Blast off with the Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) heroes on the first-ever reverse-launch Disney Parks rollercoaster!

Onboard Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
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Fans love the coaster’s incredible references to the iconic Marvel Cinematic Universe film and EPCOT’s vintage attractions like Horizons and Universe of Energy.

Related: Demand for ‘Guardians’ Coaster Rapidly Decreases Weeks After Opening

However, one recent Walt Disney World Resort Guest felt something was missing from Cosmic Rewind and decided to add their own spin on the ride.

Eson on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
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During a preshow scene for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Centurion Tal Marik (Terry Crews) doesn’t realize he’s live on camera and asks if members of the crew know what he should call citizens of EPCOT. There’s a brief pause before Marik realizes Guests can see him.

A TikTok shows a large group of Guests watching the preshow as usual until one Guest shouts, “Let’s go, Brandon!” during the pause in Marik’s speech.


I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED 😱 #epcot #epcotball #disneynews #disneyparksblog #disneyparks #cosmicrewind #guardiansofthegalaxy

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This is the latest in a recent slew of political incidents at the Disney Parks. In 2020, Trump supporters gathered outside the entrance to Walt Disney World with a “Make America Great Again” Mickey Mouse and were eventually sent away.

On the other side, some Guests have been frustrated when others boo at former President Donald Trump’s animatronic appearance in the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

dont say gay bill protest
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More recently, protestors have stood outside Walt Disney World during the ongoing debate between The Walt Disney Company and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Following fan and Cast Member protest, CEO Bob Chapek publicly denounced DeSantis’s “Don’t Say Gay” law on behalf of The Walt Disney Company.

More on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

EPCOT cosmic rewind with spaceship earth
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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is one of the largest fully enclosed rollercoasters in the world! It’s recommended for tweens, teens, and adults, with a height requirement of 42 inches. From Disney:

Take off on an intergalactic chase through space and time with the Guardians of the Galaxy.

A World Beyond Belief

Begin your adventure by touring the Galaxarium—a planetarium-like exhibition showcasing the similarities and differences between Xandar and Earth’s galaxies. You’ll even get to discover some of the incredible wonders of Xandar and learn about their technology.

An Extraterrestrial Escapade

Just as you are about to reach the culmination of the tour, everything goes sideways, and you are called into action to help the Guardians of the Galaxy. Join Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Star-Lord on an urgent mission where you’ll rewind, rotate and head towards the action through an exciting space pursuit.

Ready for an awesome quest across the cosmos to save the galaxy? It’s all up to you!

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Do you think it’s appropriate to bring politics into the Disney Parks? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

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