LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT has been undergoing a transformation to include new restaurants, shops and attractions, including a coaster based on the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ film.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is considered one of the largest fully enclosed coasters in the world. It is also Disney’s first-ever reverse launch coaster.
The thrilling attraction is considered an Omnicoaster, which rotates 360 degrees so riders do not miss any of the action.
The journey to save the galaxy begins when you walk through the Galaxarium which features planets and stars that showcase the differences between Xandar and Earth.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind also gives you a chance to travel through time and space with Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Star-Lord.
Similar to the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film, you will get to bop to some classic tunes as you ride the coaster.
“Our team actually tested over a hundred different songs to pick the top six that really matched the feel of the ride movement but also the spirit of our story and the energy that the Guardians bring,” Project Controls Estimator Ashley Levine said.
Those six songs include:
- “Disco Inferno”
- “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
- “I Ran”
- “One Way or Another”
“If we see your family dancing and shimmying their shoulders as they’re getting off the ride, then we know that we did a good job,” Levine said.
To experience this new coaster, a virtual queue will be in place that you can enter through the My Disney Experience app.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens to park visitors on May 27th at EPCOT. Additional details on how to visit can be found on their website.