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

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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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jt045 hours ago

Just the area between SM and Tron is large enough to contain the Little Mermaid show building it appears. I count that area too.

The Aracuan Bird7 hours ago

I think a mere retheme would be cheap and lazy, ultimately feeling temporary. A new long term attraction should go there when they can develop one.

The Aracuan Bird7 hours ago

Small World has become entwined with Fantasyland’s DNA. Everyone getting along is a fantasy anyways.

Rich Brownn8 hours ago

Wasn't that the building for the weirdly named "The Feel of the Wheel" future attraction? (I never did figure out what that was supposed to be)

J45469 hours ago

i think that giant pond just north of the new tron building would be a pretty cool side to expand into, they could raise the rr tracks and create a tunnel underneath it to access an entire new land.....i suggest tritons kingdom because its indoors so you wouldnt see the massive tron building. something like this i drew up in ms paint lol.

DisneyDreamerxyz9 hours ago

I feel like the spaces on the left are logistically not very accessible, and the Storybook Circus redo is a pipedream I'm sure, so that leaves the vacant main street theatre/old stage plot as the only pad it seems. I would love to see them expand Adventureland (I know the Fire Mountain idea is long rumoured but not sure how true it really is. They would have to redo the access road back there and the train track again. The area behind Big Thunder would be hard to expand to but not impossible, I don't see them getting rid of Rivers of America/Tom Sawyer Island. What would be really cool is a bridge from Frontierland to Haunted Mansion. That way when you go up to Big Thunder you don't have to just turn around and go back the way you came.

marni19719 hours ago

It was, but only in the vicinity of the COP. The (long dead) proposal didn’t involve extending into the lake. It was more illustrative, as also seen by the extended water courses north of SM and one that entered Tomorrowland by the (also never built) railroad station.

UNCgolf9 hours ago

Well that explains why it didn't look like there was much space there on current satellite imagery.

marni19719 hours ago

I’ve never gotten a definite answer but it’s believed to be the fabled Mary Poppins dark ride. I must chase it up again.

lazyboy97o9 hours ago

Not impossible but that pond was adjusted to handle more as part of TRON. Moving that much capacity would probably hurt the costs of any project trying to follow that concept.

Mickeynerd1710 hours ago

What in the world was this supposed to be in the red?? I'm probably just ignorant, but I've never seen a model of MK with that building there. Could you explain? Thanks!

marni197114 hours ago

Yep.

artvandelay14 hours ago

Was the cancelled Main Street Theatre supposed to be built in the parking lot?

UNCgolf14 hours ago

It doesn't look like there's even that much space available on a satellite image -- but I guess that's because I'm seeing the existing stage/bathrooms. If those were demolished and that area incorporated as part of the attraction (thus pushing into the existing Tomorrowland footprint) then there would be plenty of room.