Holiday overlay coming to Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT

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Posted: Thursday June 23, 2022 3:17pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

EPCOT will join in the holiday celebrations at Walt Disney World this year with seasonal jams at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

No details yet on what songs will be included in the holiday overlay, but Disney says, "Guests will blast off to the tune of an awesome holiday single, bringing joy to Xandar and Terra, too."

The 2022 holiday season begins November 11 2022, which is the likely start date for the new Cosmic Rewind soundtrack.

The existing Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind song list is:

  • "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

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mergatroid38 minutes ago

You're entitled to that opinion, no problem. However there have been several people who have only mainly posted negative things about this attraction. Your response that "the ride makes you go "wheeeee" and is fun" followed by three negatives makes me think you're not a big fan of it? That's fine but the mistake you're making is assuming you know everything I think about this ride and that I might not have more than one thought in my head about it. I'm a far more positive person than negative, that's just the way I am. I've already admitted that this attraction probably is in the wrong park, however as it's there now me complaining about it doesn't do anything to rectify that. So there you go, two thoughts in my head at once which I've spoken about earlier several times. $400 million seems a lot of money, however I'm not a ride developer or manufacturer and as such have no idea about attraction costs. It's true that one can perhaps get quotes on previous attraction costs and then in one's mind estimate what they think an attraction like this should or shouldn't cost, I get that. Again however, without knowing the breakdown of the costs or what caused them to be high, it's an educated guess. People are more than entitled to talk about that (I've never said they're not contrary to some untruths posted about that), however others are entitled to post about their views on the costs that may differ in opinion, or ignore the costs if they so desire. Another poster was heavily criticised for saying that 99% of the guests won't know or care about the costs, something I think is perfectly true and agree with. I understand the argument that perhaps more money spent on one thing may detract from spending on other things, however I'm guessing it's not as simple as saying let's not build Guardians and here's the $400 million we would spent to use on upgrading other attractions instead. I'm guessing some of that money would, could or should have been used for something else, but we'll never know for sure and are back to speculating albeit educated speculation. Again more than one thought in my head at once about this ride. The way several people have posted their belief that 'it's fun', followed by huge posts about numerous negative opinions they have repeatedly makes me think that they're perhaps being too critical on this attraction and looking for faults in it? Perhaps they're not but that's the way it comes across. If saying one sentence about it being a solid addition followed by 30 sentences about everything they think is wrong with it is how some people feel about it then fair enough, some of us however have differing views and want to express them. I probably do the opposite and concentrate on the positives rather than the negatives. It's called balance and whilst I'm honest in my posts, I get some might see me as backing Disney too much. Some have catchy little names for those in either side of the debate, that's a bit of fun that I lose no sleep over. However for all the jokes about "It's just a coaster in a box" which caught on quickly by those not rating this attraction, it's odd how some don't like jokey comments against those against this ride so much. It's just about opinions really but as much as there's those on here deemed 'too positive' about this attraction (myself included there), in my humble opinion there's some who are far too negative. That's not everyone who posts a negative opinion, just some individuals. They're entitled to do just that as are those who want to express their positivity are entitled to do that. Nobody on either side is shutting anybody down.

Epcot82Guy1 hour ago

Amen!

RobWDW19714 hours ago

You are apparently trying to argue a point nobody is making. It is possible to hold two thoughts in one's head at once: 1) The ride makes you go "wheeeeee" and is fun 2) The ride is thematically wrong for Epcot, its price is far beyond its value, and its complete disregard for the design and sitelines of the park is an embarrassment Continuing to post evidence of the former has no relation to the latter.

Henry Mystic4 hours ago

Cosmic Rewind is a phenomenally designed and paced coaster by itself. If it was outside it would still be arguably one of the best non-looping coaster in the world, but there isn't a ride (including TRON) where projections and scale add so much. The music is also fantastic, but that doesn't sell this ride; it's the way you're flying around space in such a satisfying fashion. I've been to every Disney park in the world, but this was mind-blowing. It's also very, very long, which is much appreciated. It shouldn't be understated. This is up there with Hagrid's, Velocicoaster, Rise, Shanghai Pirates, and FoP for most technically flooring attractions. I'd put Ratatouille as the second-best ride in the park after Guardians, so for me at least, EPCOT's redo has been a massive success. Obviously, it's different than what it was originally, but it hasn't been that way since the 90s.

vikescaper5 hours ago

I guess everybody has different experiences! 🤷‍♂️

bhg4695 hours ago

Rode it today and yesterday, I definitely didn't hear any cheering but I also never heard anyone cheering at soaring and flight of passage either and that supposedly happened all the time.

vikescaper8 hours ago

I felt like they were enjoying a really good attraction. Every time I’ve been on it, everybody has been cheering once they got to unload.

mergatroid9 hours ago

Make sure you ask them whether they'd enjoy just as much if it was outside rather than inside with music playing, that idea was mooted? :D

bhg46910 hours ago

I got boarding group 16 for this morning.. Hopefully I will have time to stop strangers in the queue to discuss just that. We're giving it another go with my in laws today as they have not ridden it. I guess it makes sense to take advantage of the virtual queue while it's still there. Probably will until tron!

mergatroid10 hours ago

When you rode it did you get the impression that loads of people were judging it based on it's price, or just enjoying a really good attraction? ;)

vikescaper20 hours ago

Having been on this multiple times, I can safely say that this is my current favorite ride on property. Is it perfect? Absolutely not but it sure is a ton of fun!

SplashZander1 day ago

They don’t really care if you’re late. Glad you enjoyed it!

bhg4691 day ago

Just got back.. while this is by far the best ride Disney has built to date. Hagrids is still a little better for me. I think i just prefer the openness of the landscape of Hagrids more. The ride is smooth, great queue and an overall fun ride.

bhg4691 day ago

Wanted an early boarding group but sheesh!! We're running to get ready and try it out for the first time. Luckily we only live 15 minutes away.