The next attraction to open at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, is confirmed to open sometime in 2022.

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(Disney)

What’s Happening:

  • Walt Disney World announced today that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open in 2022.
  • The news comes on the eve of the official kickoff of the 18-month 50th-anniversary event “The Happiest Celebration on Earth.”
  • Using the space previously occupied by Universe of Energy, which will now be known as the “Wonders of Xandar” pavilion.
  • In a Disney Parks Blog post, Imagineer Zach Ridley refers to the attraction as “An intergalactic chase through space and time.”
  • No other timeframe was given other than that it will open in the year 2022, but with EPCOT’s 40th anniversary coming up on October 1st, 2022, it seems probable that the attraction will debut in time for the park’s next milestone.
  • The post also showed a photo from inside the pavilion with Imagineers Tom Fitzgerald and Scot Drake in the “Galaxarium,” a planetarium-type presentation where the Xandarians will introduce Guests to their world and technology.
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(Disney)

  • Speaking of Imagineers, Jeremiah had a chance to chat with Alex Wright about the upcomiing attraction:

  • The attraction is intended to be a family-friendly adventure on a new type of roller coaster that features 360-degree vehicle rotation and includes Disney’s first reverse launch system on a coaster.
  • More specifically, the ride is now being described as a “family thrill coaster” — one step up from Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom.
  • We also got a closer look at one of the ride vehicles:

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