Today is a BIG day in Disney World.
The highly anticipated attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has been in the works for quite some time, and we’ve been keeping you updated on all the progress. But, the wait is finally over because Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens TODAY in EPCOT and we’re bringing you with us to find out just exactly what that looks like!
We were up nice and early to get ready to head over to the World Discovery neighborhood of EPCOT to check out Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind on it’s official opening day! We got a preview of this ride during a media event , but now it’s open for all EPCOT guests.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is utilizing Disney’s virtual queue system, so in order to ride, you’ll need to secure a boarding group. Boarding groups open up at 7AM, and then again at 1PM. There will be a third opportunity to join a boarding group at 6PM for guests who are eligible for Extended Evening Hours in EPCOT.
We certainly weren’t the only ones who showed up to celebrate this momentous occasion, as the virtual queue quickly filled up for the ride. We were on right at 7AM when it opened and were able to secure Boarding Group 85 with an estimated return time of 515 minutes. The app estimates we will be called back at 3:35PM and will wait in line for about 30 minutes.
Cosmic Rewind is also available as an Individual Lightning Lane selection, meaning that you can pay extra to skip the line here! Guests were able to pay $17 to skip the line beginning at 7AM, though this filled up quickly, as well, selling out in just a few minutes.
When we arrived at EPCOT with our boarding group secured, it would seem like we weren’t the only ones excited for opening day! There were a lot of people waiting to get into the park!
When we began to make our way over to the Creations Shop to get a look at the opening-day merchandise, the crowds thickened. There was a line to get into the shop that was moving pretty slowly.
And once we got inside the store, it was pretty packed, too!
Cosmic Rewind features the Galaxarium, a sort of planetarium where guests will learn about the galaxies of both Earth and Xandar. It’s also the very first Disney coaster to have a reverse launch!
Not only that, but this is an omnicoaster, meaning each Starjumper ride vehicle spins a full 360 degrees throughout the ride.
You can also head over to Treasures of Xandar, the merchandise location for this attraction (which we got a sneak peek of), to peruse some of Earth’s and Xandar’s greatest collectibles.
If you’re heading to EPCOT soon, there’s a whole new world to explore (literally) over at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, so check it out! As always, be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more Disney park news.
Are you excited about EPCOT’s newest attraction? Let us know in the comments!