Take a ride aboard Disney World’s new Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Holiday Remix at EPCOT

Nov 25, 2022 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Posted: Friday November 25, 2022 12:09pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The new Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Holiday Remix made its debut this morning as part of EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays.

The holiday overlay to the hugely popular Cosmic Rewind rollercoaster replaces the classic 80’s tunes with an original holiday music arrangement. The song features parts of "Run Run Rudolph" with new wording to "Run Run Rocket." Other holiday tunes that are part of the remix include "Jingle Bells," "Deck the Halls," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and "We Wish You A Merry Christmas." No changes have been made to the pre-show or projections inside the ride.

Take a listen to the new soundtrack at the video below. (4K YouTube)

You can experience the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Holiday Remix through December 30, 2022. Only the new soundtrack will be available during the holiday season, with the original playlist returning after the holidays.

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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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.

networkproNov 29, 2022

Inexpensive since it doesn't trigger any original performance ASCAP licensing, just the music arrangement performance.

TwilightZoneNov 29, 2022

Just saw footage of "Run Run Rocket". Why? This is early 00s Disney bad.

Professortango1Nov 29, 2022

Mission BO, the West Coast Guardians "attraction" has the same problem. All you can hear is music, people screaming, and the inaudible dialogue track muffled in the background.

Haymarket2008Nov 28, 2022

100% It’ll benefit from repeat rides because it was such a sensory overload. That and the onboard audio was so quiet compared to the people yelling and the external audio.

DisDork2002Nov 28, 2022

Felt the same way. I had no idea what was going on plot wise but I did notice that the coaster seats/wagons/rows?? were doing things I had never experienced before on a coaster while the train itself was flying down its track. Ultimately I think it's kind of difficult to have much plot coherence for a coaster because your body has so much other stimuli its taking on at the same time.

Haymarket2008Nov 28, 2022

Finally had my chance to experience this attraction. The good: the physical coaster experience is stunning. Really inventive and unique. Not once did I feel queasy. The rest: In terms of theming….not gonna lie: it feels a little value engineered. Lots of plain walls with nothing on them. The space ship looks like it’s made out of plastic. No texture or depth. And the teleportation reveal was very underwhelming. It’s fine, but not this jaw dropping spectacle everyone is talking about. The ride experience is incoherent. I had no idea what I was looking at in terms of story. it is a space themed Rock n Roller Coaster with projections. Static cardboard sets in an empty warehouse with steel beams. Incredibly disappointed by that. The actual coaster ride is the star of the experience. And when looking at the Epcot attractions, I feel that you have to see how they connect to each other. That’s the story the park is telling, successful or not. Does this contribute in any meaningful way? Not at all. Not sure what the point is apart from “here’s a ride in space”. Genuinely concerned by people calling this the best ride Disney has ever made lol. Baffling statement. That being said: a GREAT coaster.

gorillaballNov 28, 2022

Stagnate? it’s been open 6 months. 90% of guests going over the holidays will not have ridden it.

DisDork2002Nov 28, 2022

As a first timer who just rode it today I can say that the music didn't matter because I was completely consumed by the physical experience. Fantastic ride.

DCLcruiserNov 26, 2022

I thought it was terrible. So corny, and not in a good way. Just annoying. On topic, I’ll be at EPCOT on Wednesday!

Disney AnalystNov 26, 2022

Slippery slope with TDO… Suddenly it turns into “it’s gonna be someone’s first trip, don’t shut down any rides ever, no overlays… let everything stagnate”.

ppete1975Nov 26, 2022

I really enjoyed that special

lazyboy97oNov 26, 2022

They should have done the song from the Holiday Special.