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Villain Revealed for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT

Every Disney theme park attraction works to immerse Guests into the storyline of the world they are about to enter, and the newest attraction to arrive at EPCOT will take riders to an entirely new world for sure! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an all-new family thrill ride coming to EPCOT on May 27, 2022, and while we have been sharing updates on details like the Wonders of Xandar pavilion, the ride vehicles, and characters to be included, one major plot point has been missing, until now. Marvel Comics just revealed that the villain featured in Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will be Eson!

Eson Guardians of the Galaxy

Credit: Marvel

According to Marvel, things will take a dramatic turn for Guests as they enter the attraction through the Wonders of Xandar pavilion. Here they’ll see Eson, a Celestial who has kept an eye on Earth for billions of years. Intruding on the experience in the pavilion, Eson is set to “to right a wrong in a big way.”

Of course, the Guardians of the Galaxy will step in to save the day, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot, but they’ll need your help! To help the Guardians of the Galaxy stop Eson, you will be taken on a speedy journey through the galaxy (complete with an incredible playlist).

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Credit: Disney

The attraction offers a first of its kind family-thrill style roller coaster that was developed entirely by Disney Imagineers just for this attraction. In addition to including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster, ride vehicles will rotate 360 degrees throughout the attraction as Guests work with favorite Marvel characters to save the day.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Credit: Disney


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens May 27, 2022, in EPCOT, and previews for Cast Members, D23 Members, and Annual Passholders will be underway very soon leading up to the event. We will be back with additional updates on Walt Disney World’s newest attraction coming soon to EPCOT as we have them.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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