The Walt Disney Company revealed additional details about Guardians of the Galaxy
People Have Ridden Cosmic Rewind!
(Warning: I’ll try to be as spoiler-free as possible, but there will be some mild discussion. If you want to be completely surprised, you should skip to the next section.)
Disney hosted its first set of sneak previews for its upcoming roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
Videos are starting to pop up on the internet, so you can be as spoiler-free or spoiler-intensive as you like.
To wit, if you’d like to watch the full pre-show video for Cosmic Rewind, here’s a clip (just scroll down if you don’t!):
The Wonders of Xandar pavilion looks spectacular, and the video clips highlight the various the unmistakable charm of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Without sharing spoilers, you definitely don’t want to miss the various interviews! The cast members are definitely having a blast here.
The story of Cosmic Rewind involves the demonstration of a Cosmic Generator…and the unexpected arrival of a Celestial, the overpowered beings from Eternals.
Also, actor Terry Crews is there for some reason. It’s probably because we all love him. Crews portrays Centurion Tal Marik, an advisor of Nova Prime.
What may surprise you about Cosmic Rewind is how much takes place in the dark. In a way, it feels like a spiritual successor to Space Mountain.
Also, certain elements forcibly remind me of the rooftop planetary view inside Spaceship Earth at the ride’s halfway point.
Here’s a full video of Cosmic Rewind:
Please remember that the ride utilizes six different songs. It’s a random factor deal like Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
So, the song you’re hearing in the clip isn’t necessarily what you’ll get during your ride.
Then, we have this official Disney clip that demonstrates how amazing the graphics look:
Here’s What We Just Learned about Riding Cosmic Rewind
The ride officially opens to the public on May 27th. On that date, Disney won’t employ a standby line for the attraction.
In other words, you won’t be guaranteed a ride merely by waiting in line.
As has been the recent practice, Disney will employ a virtual queue instead. Think Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Boarding Groups.
You’ll enter the virtual queue via My Disney Experience and try to snag a reservation.
You may recall that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure operated its virtual queue smoothly during the early days.
I would expect a bit more chaos with Cosmic Rewind, a roller coaster starring Marvel characters. It’s gonna be wildly popular.
For this reason, Disney will only allow guests to book one virtual queue reservation per day.
If you want to ride it twice – or guarantee that you ride it at least once – Cosmic Rewind will also offer Lightning Lane.
You may safely expect both options to sell out quickly due to high demand.
Also, please be aware that the ride comes with a minimum height requirement of 42 inches/107 centimeters.
Even if you acquire a virtual queue spot or buy Lightning Lane, your child must pass the height requirement. Otherwise, they cannot ride.
I would expect this system to remain in place at least through the summer and possibly even through the end of the year.
As such, you should plan on using a virtual queue at Cosmic Rewind for the body of 2022. But it’s here! And it’s even better than we’d hoped!