As you probably know by now, the highly-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be opening at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Park on May 27, 2022.
Disney has previously announced that Cast Member previews of this new family-friendly thrill ride will begin starting on April 17 while Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders will begin getting previews in early May.
Now, we have some more insight into the storyline of the new Disney Park indoor roller coaster!
In anticipation of the Walt Disney World Resort attraction opening, Marvel has now revealed that the main antagonist in the ride will be none other than Celestial Eson.
For those of you who don’t know, Eson is a Celestial, known to our favorite Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Drax and Groot. Even though Eson and the Guardians have never met, they know of him due to the fact that he once held the Power Stone, which is one of the six Infinity stones the Guardians learned about in the MCU movie.
Eson is now looking toward Earth “to right a wrong in a big way,” so the Guardians of the Galaxy attempt to save the day. This is the first time the antagonist – or any story details – for the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has been released.
Guests on the family friend thrill ride will start their adventure at Galaxium, which is a planetarium-like exhibit where they learn about the Wonders of Xandar. As adventurers explore this otherworldly pavilion, Eson shows up and things take a turn for the worse. Guests of EPCOT must then help the Guardians of the Galaxy save the day.
This brand-new attraction was developed by Disney Imagineers, and it will be the first reverse launch coaster at a Disney Park. This “story coaster” will thrill Guests while it rotates 360 degrees throughout the ride.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is likely to be one of the busiest attractions at EPCOT after it opens to the public, with Park Pass reservations and previews already booked up. Enjoy your Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure!