'Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind' FAQ

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Posted: Monday May 9, 2022 11:21am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

This guide will answer the most frequently asked questions about Walt Disney World's 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind' opening May 27 2022 at EPCOT.

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FAQ Last updated: May 25 2022.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Queue FAQ's

Does Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind have a standby queue?
No. The line is accessed via securing a place in the Virtual Queue. You will not be able to join the line without a boarding group in the Virtual Queue. You can join the queue via My Disney Experience. 

Is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Lightning Lane access included with Genie+?
No. Access to the Lightning Lane is available via an Individual Attraction Purchase only.

Can I buy an Individual Lightning Lane ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
Yes. Individual Lightning Lane access will be available. For the opening weekend, May 27 through May 30, the Lightning Lane cost will remain at $17, but will drop to $14 on May 31.

Is there a virtual queue at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
Yes. The Virtual Queue can be joined by using My Disney Experience and gives you a boarding group to join the equivalent of the standby line at a given time. The Virtual Queue reaches capacity within seconds of opening.

What time does distribution for the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue open?
The Cosmic Rewind virtual queue will first open at 7am, and again at 1pm. You will not need to be in the park at 7am to join the queue, but will need to be in EPCOT to join the queue at 1pm.

Is Cosmic Rewind include in Extended Evening Hours and will it use a Virtual Queue?
Cosmic Rewind will make use of Virtual Queue during Extended Evening Hours, opening at 6pm, but you do not need to be inside the park to join the queue.

Is there a single rider line?
No. There is currently no standby line or any form of single rider line.

Is the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind queue indoors?
Yes. The queue is all indoors, although there is some outdoor overflow queue space on the far left of the building that may be used. The Virtual Queue should help keep its use to a minimum.

How long is the queue?
The indoor queue area is not all that long, and walking distances are not that great.

Does the Lightning Lane queue skip parts of the story?
The Lightning Lane passes through the Galaxarium but bypasses most of the Wonders of Xandar gallery. The Xandar Gallery is not critical for the story, but if you want the whole experience, you should use the Virtual Queue to see the entire queue area, including the gallery.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Pre-Show FAQ's

Is there a pre-show at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
Yes. There are a multiple pre-shows that set the story for Cosmic Rewind.

How long is the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind pre-show?
The first part is approximately two minutes long, and the second part if approximately four minutes long.

Are there audio-animatronics in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind pre-show?
No. The Guardians characters appear on video screens and in projected scenes.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind On-Ride FAQ's

How long is the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride?
The ride duration from leaving the station to returning to the unload station is approximately 3.5 minutes.

What type of restraint is on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
Individual lap bars at each seat pull down and lock into place. There are grab handles on each lap bar.

Is there on-board audio?
Yes. There are multiple speakers in each row of the ride vehicle to deliver on-board audio.

Can I choose the music track that plays on Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind?
No. The song choice is randomized as the ride begins and cannot be selected, and are not tied to a specific train as they are at Rock 'n' RollerCoaster.

What songs are played on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears
"Conga" by Gloria Estefan
"I ran (so far away)" by a Flock of Seagulls
"Disco Inferno" by the Trammps
"One Way or Another" by Blondie
"September" by Earth Wind and Fire

Are there audio-animatronics in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride?
No. All Guardians of the Galaxy character appearances are screen based.

Are there physical sets in the ride?
There are a few physical sets in the ride, but the visuals are primarily a variety of projections on screens positioned throughout the ride building. The screens vary in size, with some being very large.

Do I wear 3D glasses on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
No. The video projections are conventional 2D and do not offer any 3D effects to require glasses.

Does the ride take place in total darkness?
It is dark but not pitch black. There video projections and lighting effects add some visible light.

Are they any loops or inversions on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
No. The ride does not go upside down or have any inversions or loops.

Are there any big drops on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
No. The ride mostly turns and spirals and does not feature any significant drops.

How fast is the ride?
The ride speed feels similar to Expedition Everest.

What is the seating configuration on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
There are five cars per train, and each car holds two rows of two passengers.

Is it best to sit at the front or back?
The front row offers a great view and is slightly more engaging with the environment as the coaster train is not visible ahead of you. We feel the G-forces are somewhat more pronounced at the front. The back of the train feels faster and offers a little more floating out of the seat "air-time" feeling.

Can I request the front row or back row?
You can always ask a Cast Member at the load station, and if available, they may be able to seat you in a preferred row.

Does the ride go outside, and will it close in poor weather?
The ride is entirely indoors and should not be affected by weather.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind General Questions

What is the hourly rider throughput?
We estimate that a train can be dispatched every 30 seconds, putting the hourly throughput somewhere close to 2500 guest per hour. This is on the high end of Walt Disney World ride capacity.

Which manufacturer produced the rollercoaster track and vehicles?
The ride system is produced by Vekoma, who also supplied many previous Disney coasters, including Rock 'n' Rollercoaster.

Do I need to have seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movies to understand Cosmic rewind?
No. Everything you need to know is included in the attraction. Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy may appreciate the experience on a deeper level, but viewing the movies is not required.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind with Kids FAQ's

What is the height requirement at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
The height requirement is 42", which means that roughly kids age 5 and above may be able to ride.

Is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind kid-friendly?
If they meet the height requirement, the ride is, in most cases, likely to be kid-friendly. There are no frightening visuals or excessively loud noises.

Is there stroller parking at Wonders of Xandar pavilion?
Yes. Stroller parking for the attraction is located between Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and Mission: SPACE.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Motion Sickness FAQ's

I heard the ride spins. Am I going to get motion sickness?
This ride may trigger motion sickness in some people. The rotating of the ride vehicle and the inclusion of large projection screens may make this ride more prone to riders suffering motion sickness than typical rollercoasters. We are yet to hear of anyone actually getting physically sick on Cosmic Rewind during previews.

How much spinning is there?
The ride vehicle does not spin like Primeval Whirl or Teacups, but instead rotates in a deliberate, controlled motion.

Is the backward launch disorientating?
The launch experience is similar to the backward section in Expedition Everest and maybe disorientating to some.

How fast is the launch?
The launch is similar in intensity to Slinky Dog Dash, and is much less intense than Rock 'n' Rollercoaster.

Does the video match up well with the motion of the ride vehicle?
The projection screens show video that roughly follows the ride vehicle's motion, but it is not like Star Tours where the footage is specifically synced to the rider's line of vision.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Gift Shop FAQ's

 

Is there a gift shop at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
Yes. Treasures of Xandar is located on the far right side of the building near the ride exit.

Does the ride exit through the gift shop?
No. Treasures of Xandar gift shop is not connected to the exit route and has its own entrance and exit.

Can I enter the gift shop without experiencing the ride?
Yes. The Treasures of Xandar gift shop is self-contained, although inside the Wonders of Xandar pavilion.

Can I buy Cosmic Rewind merchandise elsewhere at EPCOT?
Yes. All Guardians of the Galaxy Coms Rewind merchandise can be purchased at Ceations Shop.

Where can I buy opening day dated merchandise?
Dated opening day Cosmic Rewind merchandise will only be available at Creations Shop.

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wdwmagic10 days ago

Updated with new details about the Virtual Queue distribution times and Extended Evening Hours availability. https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/guardians-of-the-galaxy/news/09may2022-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-faq.htm

stacyd17 days ago

I can answer this today... they let us choose between the regular queue or going to pre-ride show (assuming similar to lightening lane). Once the one person was done, the other just went up, scanned their magicband and could do the same.

stacyd17 days ago

Have you seen where the kid-swap location is and how they handling in previews?

Clamman7318 days ago

What do you do with backpacks? Can keep at your feet or is there a pouch big enough to hold it?

doctornick18 days ago

Cosmic Rewind will probably not be at least at first. Ratatouille wasn’t added to the roster until after it was open for a while

Mjk2218 days ago

Will mission breakout be part extra magic hours for deluxe resort guest?

wdwmagic18 days ago

Yes :)

djkidkaz18 days ago

Just to add I rode with someone who got physically sick and vomited. This was after a second ride on the attraction and they threw up midway through that second ride. I really feel like the motion sickness element of this ride is being understated. Also, are we going to get a review from this site? I believe the early impressions posted were from the forums by members not the actual owners of this site.

Patcheslee18 days ago

Is there a backstage restroom if stuck in queue longer than expected? i.e. downtime

Tuvalu18 days ago

Is there a chicken exit after the preshows but before boarding the ride vehicles?