ORLANDO, Fla. – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the new indoor roller coaster, will open at Epcot next year, Disney has announced.

What You Need To Know

  •  Guardians of the Galaxy coaster to open next year

  •  It's one of the new attractions coming to Epcot during its transformation

  • The new attraction will feature a new ride system and a reverse launch

​The update was part of a virtual news conference Disney held Thursday morning.

With this new timeline, it appears the attraction will open during Disney World’s 18-month-long celebration for its 50th anniversary. Earlier this month, Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley said the attraction will nearing “the final stages.”

The highly-anticipated attraction, located in the newly-designated area of World Discovery, will bring to Epcot the “other world” showcase pavilion, where visitors will learn about the planet Xandar.

Cosmic Rewind will also feature a new ride system that allows vehicles to rotate 360 degrees and direct riders toward the action. The coaster will also have a reverse launch.

On Wednesday, Disney allowed invited members of the media to go inside the coaster building for a sneak peek at the attraction. The preview included a look at the massive coaster tracks as well as practical props and projection screens for the attraction.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is part of Epcot’s multi-year transformation, which also includes a new nighttime show called “Harmonious,” a new “Ratatouille”-themed attraction at the France pavilion as well as new shops and restaurants.


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