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Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
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Walt Disney World Ride Breakdown Renders Attraction Unrecognizable

WARNING: The images below may destroy the magic for some Guests. Read at your own risk!

A ride broke down at Walt Disney World Resort recently, and Guests were shocked at what they witnessed! The malfunction occurred at EPCOT’s new roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

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The epic thrill ride takes you on “an intergalactic chase through space and time with the Guardians of the Galaxy.” One of the outstanding features of the sci-fi attraction is its reverse launch, which is the first to don any Disney coaster.

Recently, one of the stars from the Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) franchise surprised fans at EPCOT when he showed up to experience the attraction. Dave Bautista plays the hilarious Drax the Destroyer in the series, and after riding the coaster, he gave his seal of approval.

A Tik Tok user, @amusementinsider, posted a shocking video capturing the recent breakdown. Guests were forced to wait as the attraction came to a complete standstill. 

@amusementinsider

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♬ Fancy – Iggy Azalea

Often, when a ride breaks down at Disney Parks, the lights turn on, giving Guests a rare glimpse inside the attraction. This behind-the-scenes look is unwanted for some, as it ruins the Disney magic.

If ever there were a case of a ride breakdown destroying the magic, this was it! I’ve experienced many malfunctions over the years at Disneyland Resort, but I’ve never witnessed visuals quite like these.

In fact, to be honest, I didn’t even believe this video was real at first. The blue and gold roller coaster is the only colorful aspect of the depressing, gray room that surrounds it.

Guardians of the Galaxy

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Lighting, cords, and an overhead grid became visible to Guests, along with a giant screen circling the space. The comment section was alive with amusing remarks, comparing the ride to a basement, office building, warehouse, and hotel conference room!

Guests can take from this how critical visual effects are when it comes to a ride like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Basically, they comprise the entire attraction!

So, what do you think? Do these images ruin the magic for you?

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.