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Disney World's Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster Has Welcomed Its First Riders, Here's What They’re Saying About The Attraction

Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

Slowly but surely, the Marvel characters are amping up their presence in the Disney theme parks. The latest attraction modeled after some popular characters from the MCU is the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind roller coaster, which is gearing up for its official launch on May 27, 2022. Well, before that happens, some lucky Cast Members got an opportunity to visit Epcot in Orlando, Florida and test drive the wild ride, and their reactions have us severely pumped for a future turn on this coaster. 

Disney World has been teasing guests with updates regarding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, knowing that we are getting closer to the ride (and surrounding Epcot exhibit) opening in May. We will be heading to Orlando to preview the ride ourselves, but until then, we rely on reactions from Twitter users such as Zoe dcp ‘22 who says: 

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These are interesting comments that tell us some important information regarding the experience on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. We already knew, thanks to an earlier report, that the roller coaster would have cars that can spin 360 degrees during the ride, and that the height requirement for Cosmic Rewind will make the coaster family friendly. Comparing the ride to both Space Mountain and Rock N Roller Coaster likely confirms that this ride should be completely inside, largely in the dark, and probably fast as hell. How good can it be? This user put it in the Top 5 Disney World attractions of all time. High praise!

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Overall, the reactions to the coaster have been positive. Cast Member Nick referred to the ride as “Space Mountain … on steroids” before also Tweeting:

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And another cast member who was able to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind had just one word as a reaction:

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Apparently there’s a kick-ass soundtrack involved with the ride, which makes total sense given the impact that music has had on the Guardians of the Galaxy films. After the first movie opened, the soundtrack for GOTG cracked Billboards charts and helped increase the film’s popularity. After riding this ride, it sounds like we might need to update our list of Guardians of the Galaxy’s best music moments. Even though – and this sounds cool – the music on the ride is rumored to change on each ride. We will see if that’s actually the case once more people are able to ride. 

No matter what happens with the Guardians ride in Epcot, the future of the Marvel team looks bright. James Gunn is currently filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is set to arrive in theaters on May 5, 2023 (if that date holds). In addition, Gunn pitched a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special to Marvel, and they actually said yes. We have a lot of questions about that one, and hopefully we’ll hear some answers soon. Until then, brace for more Guardians of the Galaxy updates regarding Epcot, the third movie, and the holiday special as all of them get closer.  

Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.