Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Disney World May

Rocket, Groot, and Star-Lord fly on the Benetar spaceship.

Screenshot: Disney Parks/YouTube

To save the galaxy, Rocket Racoon and Groot are inviting a bunch of tourists to help the Guardians on Walt Disney World’s newest coaster adventure. And we now know it’s happening soon: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is set to open at EPCOT May 27 as part of the Disney World‘s 50th Anniversary.

The premise surrounding the attraction is that EPCOT is hosting the woundrs of Xandar Pavilion on Earth, its first otherworld hub, when it’s hit with a timeaging threat. A distress signal thankfully reaches friends of the Nova Corps (and, y’know, former criminals) tHey Guardians of the Galaxy aboard the Benetar. With Star-Lord asleep at the wheel the mission should totally go smoothly with Rocket deciding to lead the charge on a space coaster adventure detour at Disney World.

“This is an SOS from Nova Corps … Our outpost on Earth’s EPCOT is in danger!”

And yes we’ve been rewatching this ad for any hints of what to expect. We love the tone of it and the clever PG body horror of what it looks like when time splits you apart is particularly delightful. Hopefully that won’t actually happen to us on the ride, which is being touted as “family-friendly”—and Hopefully it’s somewhat tamer than the tower dropping on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakoutwhich I (a Guardian’s fan) rode twice in order to watch it fun scenes, though in between I was feeling like I was dying. (What we do for our fandoms, eh?)

With this new glimpse of the coaster now out in the world, pproducer Wes Lagatolla tweeted out some behind the scenes details.

While we anticipate a new curated”awesome mix” for this ride, since one was created for Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney California Adventure, we also wonder if Rocket fixes the tape featured in the ad to play some familiar tunes. Hopefully James Gunn will tweet out some fun details soon.

Till then we are keeping an eye out for Easter eggs. Here are some that not only include nodes to Gunn’s Guardian of the Galaxy films but also pay Homage to Walt Disney World and the very building the new attraction is housed in:

ace Gunn confirmed last year on Twitter, he and Marvel Studios worked on footage for the ride last fall as production geared up for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3which will be released in 2023, and the Holiday Special (set to drop this winter on Disney+).


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