Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened today in EPCOT, making it the newest thrill ride at the Walt Disney World Resort. The ride features one of the country’s longest indoor roller coasters, all housed within the Wonders of Xandar pavilion (formerly the Universe of Energy).
With an epic preshow featuring the stars from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and some of the best audio tracks of any Disney attraction, the ride has proved extremely popular on opening day.
To ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Guests can opt to join the complimentary virtual queue, which functions similarly to other past virtual queues for new rides at Walt Disney World. A notable change for this attraction, however, is that additional spaces in the virtual queue will open up in the afternoon for Guests who missed the morning rush.
Access to the virtual queue is available in the My Disney Experience app, so Guests visiting EPCOT should have the app downloaded, logged in, and ready to go to prepare for using the queue to access the attraction. The first places in the virtual line for the ride open at 7:00 a.m., and additional spaces will be added at 1:00 p.m.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is also available as an individual Lightning Lane purchase with prices varying based on the date of your visit, from $14-17 per person. As of this writing, Guests are able to join the virtual queue and also purchase Lightning Lane access to the attraction, though both are based on availability and may not be possible at all times.
Virtual queues at Disney attractions are always subject to change based on demand. While this system will likely be in place for some time while Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is still very new, we have already seen Disney make changes to other attractions that previously operated on virtual queues, like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Hollywood Studios.
The first merchandise for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind also arrived in EPCOT today, with items available both at the attraction’s shop as well as in the Creations Shop in World Discovery.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind immerses Guests into the world of Guardians of the Galaxy with a healthy dose of thrills for the whole family, including the first-ever reverse launch at Walt Disney World. Learn more about the attraction, and sign in to join the virtual queue during your next Disney vacation in the My Disney Experience app.