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
Posted: Friday November 20, 2020 9:51pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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michmousefan1 day ago

Looks like they're near Showcase Plaza.

pdude811 day ago

I have to assume the character statue locations were picked long ago and they wouldn't be able to risk construction delays in a different area. That being said, I don't expect that to be wrapped up soon enough to move those walls anyway. That's looks about as finished as the area in front of Club Cool 2 months ago.

Rose&Crown1 day ago

Where did they end up? I assume by WS which I get since everyone basically goes that way anyway.

Rose&Crown1 day ago

I also feel like with the crowds for the 50th they might want more space at rope drop on that side. Plus a photo op is something Disney absolutely loves so….. either way construction walls moving back will just make the area feel so much bigger. I hate that side right now

michmousefan1 day ago

I like that idea, but if they were planning on moving any of the walls back wouldn't they wait to install the Rocket and Groot statue in that vicinity?

castlecake2.01 day ago

Would be great if they did, that side of the park is a mess. Just finish the plaza and put in some landscaping and move the walls back as far as possible.

Rose&Crown1 day ago

Wonder if they’re trying to finish the plaza around this and Play to push the construction walls back a bit in time for the 50th. Wouldn’t surprise me if they put up the Guardians ship as a photo op.

bgoofy2 days ago

Thanks for the pics and it's great to see you posting again Traveler!!!

larryz2 days ago

Ever played Mario Kart Double Dash? My DS would disagree with you on the shooting aspect.

DreamfinderGuy2 days ago

Fairly confident we still have to stand outside the planter.

dark5303 days ago

I'm suprised and happy to see youre going to be able to get so close to the spaceship. I'd assumed we'd be blocked at the outside of that triangle where the planters are... unless it is going to be characters/CMs on the inside.

James Alucobond3 days ago

Basically the entire plaza has appeared over the last 30 days, so I'd say it's sped up somewhat considerably in terms of what we can see in spite of the vapor barrier still sitting exposed on the building itself.

Disney Analyst3 days ago

It would be nice if they could speed up the outside and get that part done, open up the area while they await finishing the inside/getting the footage filmed for the attraction.

WDWtraveler3 days ago

Photo update as of Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Entrance plaza update photo for Guardians of the Galaxy.