It''s only been a month since Guardians of the Galaxy opened at Walt Disney Worlds Epcot, but the brand new roller coaster is expected to get a major upgrade, if only for a few months. Today, Disney Parks announced several things that will be arriving at Disneyland and Disney World during the holiday season, including a holiday overlay for the ride.
Guests who visit Epcot right now will receive one of several classic pop songs on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, assuming they can get on the new Marvel roller coaster, which fits with James Gunn''s and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, some seasonal tweaks will be made on the ride, and possibly the pre-shows as well, to give the whole experience more of a holiday experience. However, nothing has been confirmed.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special will be available on Disney+ later this year, but the story of the Epcot rides isn''t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It''s a mistake to assume that the story will not be directly related to the two, but it''s likely to help promote the special and vice versa.
When the sun goes down, this is the second holiday season overlay for the second Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at a Disney theme park. This version of the ride, which includes a slightly different story and music, performs as a result of the sun''s radiation.
Overlays are a mixed bag at the Disney Parks, but not everyone loves that Disney''s Haunted Mansion spends four months of the year with a holiday theme. However, many people are concerned that the normal version of the ride will fade. However, if you''re someone who has already planned a holiday season trip to Walt Disney World in hopes of experiencing Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, you''ll need to schedule a second trip to see the standard version.
The exact time when Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will make the transition to its holiday theme is unclear, but the Epcots International Festival of the Holidays will begin November 25, thus that appears to be a safe bet. However, holiday festivities at Disney World as a whole will be starting as early as November 8, with the first Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party, so the transition may happen as early as that.