PHOTOS - Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind show scenery pieces arrive and ride vehicles begin push-pull testing through the track

Nov 20, 2020 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind show scenery and push-pull testing of ride vehicles

Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley gave an update on EPCOT's Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind earlier this evening, including a rare look inside the show building.

Imagineers are currently carrying out a slow push/pull test of the ride vehicles on the track, verifying that the vehicles are able to pass through the track as intended before moving onto full speed testing.

Also seen, and pictured above, is some of the show scenery that will be part of the attraction.

We still await an opening timeframe update from Disney, with the ride originally expected to open in 2021, but now subject to COVID-19 related delays.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind adventure starts in the Galaxarium, a planetarium-like exhibition that explores the similarities and mysteries of the formation of Earth’s galaxy and Xandar.

Guests will be invited to learn more about the treasures Xandar has to share – until the moment when the Guardians of the Galaxy arrive, and adventures across the cosmos ensue.

The attraction will feature a new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering – a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus guests on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster. 

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Article Posted: Nov 20, 2020 / 9:51pm ET
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J45461 day ago

this ride is gonna be amazing (probably) Im looking more forward to this than i was for RotR or really any ride I can remember. If its as good as I hope it is, then I hope they make another one like this in DHS that is star wars themed.

RSoxNo11 day ago

$450 mil

skiir971 day ago

So what’s the current budget for this thing? I remember hearing something about it being insanely over budget (500 million?). Do we know what the original budget was?

wdwmagic2 days ago

The same blue vapor barrier is being installed on the front facing V shaped plywood today.

JEANYLASER2 days ago

I can't wait for the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind for Epcot!

mitchk2 days ago

Here’s a few pictures

MisterPenguin8 days ago

No, a second Cosmic Rewind track is being built and it will go into the big golf ball.

UNCgolf8 days ago

I'm hoping they'll tear down Spaceship Earth. It draws attention away from Cosmic Rewind and blocks some views of the building.

RSoxNo18 days ago

When does Cosmic Rewind become the new park icon and get the twinkly lighting package?

Horizons18 days ago

Magic Kingdom saw what Hong Kong did to their castle. Magic Kingdom responds “Hold my beer”.

lazyboy97o8 days ago

So who wants to get rid of Cinderella Castle?

Horizons18 days ago

I can’t even think of a single excuse as to why anyone would find that paint job acceptable. Perhaps the buildings were painted ugly as way to convince management they were an eyesore and one needed to go.

tparris8 days ago

Agreed, they at least had actual color instead of the barf palette used for Innoventions

gustaftp8 days ago

I hated the rainbow spines, but TBH they had a much better aesthetic than the final paint job of Innoventions/Communicore.