We Rode EPCOT’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Coaster 12 Times in One Day — Our Biggest Takeaways.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened up back in May, and it has been VERY popular!

Cosmic Rewind Magic Shot

The new EPCOT ride is using a virtual queue system, so you gotta snag boarding passes, like you used to with Rise of the Resistance, or pay for an Individual Lightning Lane. Before the ride opened, we were able to go on it a dozen times in one day during a media event. We’ve also been on it several times since it opened. So, after riding it again and again, here are some of our biggest takeaways!

Some Rows Are Better Than Others

We’ll start this list of takeaways off by talking about our favorite seats on the ride. After 12 different rides, we found that row 5 was the best for getting a great view of all the action and a generally great ride experience!

Pick your row wisely!

However, if you’re looking for the most intense ride, you’ll want to head to row 10.

Ride Vehicle

For those that are prone to motion sickness, row 1 is the place where you’re least likely to have troubles, so request to sit in the front when you ride!

Click here to see our top tips for snagging a Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Boarding Pass

Listen to the Characters

The Guardians of the Galaxy themselves will speak at different points in the ride, and you’ll want to make sure you’re paying attention to what they’re saying. Each time you ride, their lines may be different, and throughout our many trips, we heard several different EPCOT-themed jokes.

The characters are what make it fun!

And while you’re at it, make sure to watch the characters as well!

The whole Guardians crew.

Drax was one of our favorites to watch while riding (lots of snack-related jokes!) and we definitely recommend looking over at Rocket whenever the Eson says that the humans failed. (Trust us, it’ll be worth it!)

The Music Changes for Different Rides

Before we got the chance to ride, we found out that the music soundtrack during the ride changes! There are six different songs you could get during your galactic travels, and we rode enough times to hear them ALL. According to Molly, her favorite was September and her least favorite was I Ran.

Molly riding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

However, based on what we heard from other guests who got to ride, there were a lot of varying opinions about which song was best.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

So, once you get off the ride, you may have a very different opinion about which song you loved (or hated).

There Are SO Many Old EPCOT Easter Eggs

If you were a fan of EPCOT in the 80s, then you’ll be very excited about all the Easter eggs we found when riding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Many of these nods were specifically to Universe of Energy, which used to occupy this same building. In fact, the Guardians’ ship even plays a rock version of the Universe of Energy theme song!

Hey, we know that guy!

On top of that, we spotted hidden Mickeys, fun Xandarian translations, and there was even a nod to turkey legs!

That’s the biggest turkey leg we’ve ever seen.

You could ride this over and over again and not notice all the details.

Click here to see the big easter eggs to look for on the ride

It’s Easily the Best Coaster in Disney World

It has been a while since we’ve had a new coaster in Disney World, and the technology has improved significantly! The ride system is incredibly innovative and the storyline was compelling and interesting. We really felt like we were put in the middle of all the action.

It’s a truly amazing ride!

After riding 12 times, we really felt this ride was stiff competition for the best  coaster in Disney World and the best ride in EPCOT. (We probably wouldn’t have ridden it so much if it wasn’t!) We’re so glad it’s been added to the parks due to how groundbreaking it is.

We would ride again and again…and we did!

So those are our main takeaways from riding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! Stay tuned to AllEars for more news and updates from Disney World, and all the information about the latest offerings in the parks.

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Have you been on Cosmic Rewind yet? Tell us in the comments!

Disclosure: We were invited by Disney to attend a media preview of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.

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5 Replies to “We Rode EPCOT’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Coaster 12 Times in One Day — Our Biggest Takeaways.”

  1. Yesterday, some lucky Dvc members had an opportunity to experience Cosmic Rewind Attraction. It was as good as everyone says, maybe better. You will come out happy. I couldn’t help but notice people in line. All types of people. Big, little, older, people with challenges. Not the usual coaster crowd. I wondered if they were “one and done.” I would guess maybe 10% were. Don’t hesitate to give this a try. It’s smooth and fast and airy and so hilarious. Come on, Terrons(that’s what earth people are called). Join the fastest ride in the Galaxy! Even the long queue is very amusing and informative

  2. This ride is fresh, breezy and fun! You travel forward a bit, watch the screen, then launch backwards for a really fun experience. It’s flat; nothing like the awful part on Expedition Everest. After that, the first two seconds made me a tiny bit motion aware, then it went away. Cosmic Rewind is very open, fresh air is flowing at you, the music kicks in and it makes you sing along! Smooth and speedy and sensational experience. The queue is a little long but funny and interesting. Beautiful space like interior. There is one HUGE problem though-it’s so great everyone will want to ride! Again and again. Little kids who were apprehensive were begging to ride again. Yeah. It’s that good. Well done, Disney

  3. Did you experience any glitches or snags on any of your 12 rides? I’ve heard that it’s prone to ROTR-level breakdowns due to the novelty of its tech.

  4. Thank you for the sneak peek! We are heading to WDW soon, and I wanted to know how thrilling motion-wise is the ride? Can you please compare it to the other Disney World rides?

    1. Hi Renee! The intensity is somewhere between Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Space Mountain with an omni-moving vehicle like the Doom Buggies in Haunted Mansion, but there’s not really anything it can be compared to directly. It’s a smooth ride the way 7 Dwarfs Mine Train is smooth, however.