Filmmaker James Gunn comments on Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT

Apr 20, 2021 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind show scenery and push-pull testing of ride vehicles
Posted: Tuesday April 20, 2021 10:54am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director James Gunn has recently answered a Twitter question about EPCOT'S upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind.

Asked if "ride scenes for GotG: Cosmic Rewind also on the itinerary," Gunn replied with Yes Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Disneyworld is also on the agenda."

Visible construction at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has slowed in recent times as the majority of the building is now closed up and a handful of the construction team are working on the exterior. Progress on the inside remains uncertain, although we know that the track is in place, and some show scenes are being installed.

The ride was originally expected to open this year, but construction delays due to COVID-19 and subsequent adjustments of budget have seen that opening pushed back to a likely 2022. Disney has not been making any recent mention of any opening timeframe for the ride, or promoting it as part of Walt Disney World's upcoming 50th anniversary.

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Disone14 days ago

I 100% agree. But cannot prove. But excellent point. If they had different ride profiles, like they do on Tower of terror, you would think they would market that big time.

MisterPenguin14 days ago

That is very very very highly unlikely. Just imagine the amount of engineering that would take to have seven different ride profiles. And you think the PR surrounding the ride would trumpet that kind of precision and variation. I've ridden it about 10 times and never noticed anything different in motion.

Disone14 days ago

So I overheard someone commenting the other day, a peer of mine, who said that the amount of rotation each train does is dependent on the song that is playing. I've had 3 or 4 of a different songs now and honestly have not noticed that the rotations are different. Is this accurate?

ChewbaccaYourMum18 days ago

Amazing amazing amazing work. This is incredible and exactly what I wanted to see. Thanks to both you and @CastAStone for your replies.

ChewbaccaYourMum18 days ago

Thank you this is exactly what I wanted to see!

tommyhawkinsFeb 12, 2023

mickeyfan202Feb 12, 2023

@CastAStone ^^^^^Thank you so much! I love these!

CastAStoneFeb 10, 2023

ChewbaccaYourMumFeb 10, 2023

Hey everyone, I have been on this ride now many times luckily, and the last time I was standing in the queue I really was trying to get my bearing and think about where I was in terms of where I would be if it was still Universe of Energy. I'd really love to know, and I figured I'd ask in here because I'm sure someone has made a really nice layout already of the guardians building vs the universe of energy building? Thanks! P.S. sorry if this has been asked and posted many times before.. I used to come on here daily and life kind of got in the way the last couple of years. I don't have time to go through 500 pages haha. Thanks anyway!

montyz81Feb 09, 2023

I am not sure how this ride could be better than SWGE? That just does not make sense. Basically, it sounds like Guardians is a faster version of 1982's version of 180 top on SSE.

Surferboy567Feb 09, 2023

Was also used during the Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Post-Race Party.

gerararFeb 09, 2023

According to the forbidden site, the standby line was used/open during DVC Moonlight Magic tonight.

wdwmagicNov 29, 2022

Fair comments.

StupidoNov 29, 2022

Yeah, the first time I rode it, I had absolutely no idea what was happening. The second time we were wasted, and somehow it was so much easier to follow? Maybe it's the pixie dust in the world showcase pours, but this ride was absolutely made for multiple rides.