Disney World’s newest coaster stops as park opens

Walt Disney World’s new roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, did not open with EPCOT Park today.

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With so much new at Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida, Guests have a plethora of activities, food, merchandise and attractions to experience during their Disney Parks vacation. Even eight months after the start of the world’s most magical celebration, formerly known as the Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, Orlando Disney Resort is still releasing new changes.

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From Disney Genie and Lightning Lane to Cinderella Castle/Main Street, USA Disney Enchantment and World Showcase Harmonious fireworks, potential changes coming to Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney KiteTails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a lot has changed over the past year at Walt Disney World, and May saw the arrival of the long-awaited new omnicoaster (a first of its kind), The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Return.

Conceptual illustration of cosmic rewind
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However, this morning proved that it was impossible for guests to experience the new EPCOT attraction as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind did not open with EPCOT Park, for apparently unknown reasons. According to WDW Stats (@WdwStats), we can see that the Marvel-themed roller coaster did not open at 8:30 a.m. along with the rest of the Disney park:

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has been temporarily discontinued. On average, an interruption lasts 29 minutes.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #CosmicRewind #Epcot #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

The account later showed that the Disney World ride reopened 36 minutes later:

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has reopened after a 36-minute hiatus.

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #CosmicRewind #Epcot #WDW #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneyWorld

Earlier in the morning, it can be seen that at 07:00, the virtual boarding pass queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind became available before being filled five minutes later. In addition to the virtual queue, which itself is only in effect for this attraction after others like star wars: Rise of the Resistance and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure were scrapped when Disney Genie+ debuted, Disney World is releasing a number of Lightning Lane passes for the ride.

It’s unclear how far this delay in the opening of the ride will set back boarding groups and the Lightning Lane queue.

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Unfortunately for guests visiting EPCOT this morning, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind wasn’t the only attraction down. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Test Track both struggled. As of press time, the latter is still closed despite selling out all Lightning Lane passes for the day.

Learn more about Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a Marvel-themed roller coaster based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, guardians of the galaxy by director James Gunn. The cast of guardians of the galaxy (2014) reprized their roles in the attraction, as they did for Disneyland Resort’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure Park.

Mission: Escape Building
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The Coaster is a one-of-a-kind omnicoaster where guests arrive at the Wonders of Xandar show building in the World Discovery District and experience the union of Terra (Earth) and Nova Prime’s (Glenn Close) Xandar in a style environment exposure . After queuing, visitors board the attraction and help the Guardians, including Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill/Star-Lord, battle the Celestial, Eson.

Eson on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
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Guests can find the attraction in the World Discovery district; Disney World has reformed Future World into three districts with World Discovery, World Nature and World Celebration joining World Showcase at Disney Park. The latter, home to the iconic Spaceship Earth, will soon receive major updates.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened at EPCOT Park on May 27.

Have you ever experienced Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Walt Disney World Resort?

Walt Disney World Resort offers four theme parks: Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They are joined by two Disney water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and the recreation area, Disney Springs.

Herman C. Harkins