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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind - Reviews, Media, & Spoilers

sjago13

Premium Member
Feb 26, 2014
1,396
Kissimmee
Rode yesterday and really enjoyed it. It feels like what you would expect if you were going to build a ground up space mountain with 50 years newer technology. Personally I'd say it's my favorite coaster at Disney, which is extremely low bar to clear. I can kinda see the comparison to cobras curse, maybe a ride on that that isn't super spinny because there is way less "spinning" than expected. Honestly, I wouldn't even call it spinning, more like gentle turning as most to the time it's turning +-45 degrees to orientate you towards the screens with only two backwards portion being the launch and right before the jump to the milky way scene. Very smooth and just overall fun. Launch felt like a slinky launch that just keeps on going and going until you are up to speed, or like a mach launch for those that know how those feel. The only forces I remember is a decent pop of floater at the top of the hill after the launch and 5he helix around the moon. There was also one unexpected drop somewhere in there which was nice. I was in the back row and did notice that the perspective shifting of the screens was noticeable and awkward from my perspective. Not sure if it was programmed to look correct from the front or center of the train, but since the train is so long the screen perspectives will not be consistent across the train. The story also post launch is basically non existent and the visuals are just there as background fluff. I was impressed with how dark they were able to keep it and the starfield and physical props were nice, with the projection being the weakest aspect. Overall I might put this as my 3rd fav ride at the resort after tower and rise but obviously need to feel it out more and see how it holds up on repeat rides. But I see this as a people pleaser.
 

darkridelover

Premium Member
May 5, 2012
1,770
Loved the preshow. The ride made me sick. The story made no sense and I have no idea how we "defeated" the bad guy or whatever. It was mostly flying past planets sideways. It wasn't so much the spinning that got me sick it was the completely unnecessary sideways lateral movement with things zipping by that did it. I probably will never ride that ride again without dramamine. It wasn't very fun and I think it's Disney's weakest coaster experiences. It was completely unpleasant for 3/4ths of the ride for me. Strong preshow, terrible ride. 2 out of 5 stars for me. Rock n Rollercoaster and Mummy are much more coherent rides.
 

Joe

aka TestTrack321
Staff member
Moderator
Feb 15, 2012
14,961
Pittsburgh, PA
Loved the preshow. The ride made me sick. The story made no sense and I have no idea how we "defeated" the bad guy or whatever. It was mostly flying past planets sideways. It wasn't so much the spinning that got me sick it was the completely unnecessary sideways lateral movement with things zipping by that did it. I probably will never ride that ride again without dramamine. It wasn't very fun and I think it's Disney's weakest coaster experiences. It was completely unpleasant for 3/4ths of the ride for me. Strong preshow, terrible ride. 2 out of 5 stars for me. Rock n Rollercoaster and Mummy are much more coherent rides.
So I'd say yours is the first really negative review of the attraction. Was there any redeeming aspect in your eyes?
 
Aug 1, 2018
1,261
Los Angeles
So I'd say yours is the first really negative review of the attraction. Was there any redeeming aspect in your eyes?
If the ride made the OP sick then it sucks but that is a reality. Seen stupid articles posted online how the ride is making people sick. I would love to see what happens if they ever ride X2.
 

Nick

Staff member
Moderator
Sep 22, 2011
26,480
Orlando
So I had my preview today. I avoided any and all spoilers that I really kinda could beyond what I had known from rumors and things Disney confirmed. I'll start by just saying I really enjoyed it. The queue outside is going to be ridiculous once Lightning Lane is in play and considering they decided not to spend any money on building a proper outdoor queue.

I basically walked on the ride without stopping until the pre-show so while I took my time, I didn't get to see everything. Using the Walt EPCOT video in the queue seemed a bit try-hard. I enjoyed the two preshows, although I wouldn't have complained if there was a Groot or Rocket AA in the second preshow. Speaking of the second preshow, when the power goes out and the wall lifts up, that definitely gave me some RotR vibes (sort of like when the door opens from the transport vehicle and you see the room full of storm troopers).

As I said, I really enjoyed it. I'll say, I was never a huge fan of EEA (I never got to ride the original UOE), despite loving The Great Movie Ride which utilized the same ride system, so I don't really miss what it replaced and i'll certainly ride this way more and as will the average park goer as it will undoubtedly instantly become the most popular ride at Epcot for the foreseeable future.

The ride is sort of like a greatest hits of a lot of different coasters. The Backwards launch (Revenge of the Mummy), On-Board audio/music (not really all that unique, but reminded me most of RNRC), Controlled Spinning (Cobra's Curse), Cutouts/props (RNRC) and that first lift hill reminded me exactly of Disneyland's Space Mountain. I guess the best way I can describe the ride is Disneyland's SM, but beefier and with elements of Cobra's Curse.

I need more than just the one ride to fully judge it (especially since there's six songs), but I had a good time. I should mention the song we had was "Conga" and out of all of the songs on the list, this one seems like it would be the most fun for the ride, but i'm interested in how other songs change how I feel about the ride or if they have no effect on how I feel.

I will say my mom and sister both absolutely loved the ride. I believe the words out of my mom's mouth were "Best Coaster Ever"... which I would disagree with intensely. Maybe best family coaster? Probably not even. Either way, my mom and sister are actually probably a great example of who this is exactly aimed at, though. My mom is slightly over 50 and still loves coasters like The Hulk or most of BGT's coasters, but when I had her try Velocicoaster, she did not like it at all. So for people who just want a fun coaster experience, but not overly thrilling, I think this ride hits the sweet spot. My teenage sister conversely loved Velocicoaster, but also loved this ride too.