Walt Disney World has sent out invitation emails and opened booking for Annual Passholder previews of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in Epcot. We have the details and how to register in case you’re one of the many APs who did not receive an email.
Reservations can be made by any eligible Walt Disney World Annual Passholder. You do NOT need the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind AP invitation email–all you need is the link, and fortunately, we have that!
You also will not need to make a separate Disney Park Pass reservation to enter Epcot on the day of your Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind preview, but applicable Walt Disney World AP blockout dates DO apply. (Fortunately, there are a ton of eligible dates, so that should be easy to work around.)
Here are Walt Disney World’s other terms and conditions for the preview: “Limit one preview registration per Passholder. Capacity and space are limited, and subject to availability. Registrations are valid only during specific preview dates and hours. Entry is not guaranteed. Advance registration required. Valid Walt Disney World Annual Pass Card and valid photo ID required at check-in.
“Preview registration and entry are non transferable and void if sold or otherwise transferred. Operating hours, activities and locations are subject to availability, closures and change or cancellation without notice or liability. This preview registration does not require an additional Disney Park Pass Theme Park reservation to enter EPCOT on the day of your preview. Valid Theme Park admission required for Park entry and subject to applicable pass blockouts.”
Here’s a look at the Cosmic Rewind AP Preview email:
For whatever reason, only some Annual Passholders received this invite. It’s not because they’re the only ones eligible…that’s just how Disney’s communications system seems to work. Our batting average for anything from Walt Disney World, whether it be paper mailers, magnets, or emails, is about .500, at best.
Sarah received this Guardians of the Galaxy AP Preview email, I did not.
To register for the FREE Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Annual Passholder Previews at Walt Disney World, do the following, IN THIS ORDER:
Note that this link is sometimes temperamental. You may have to log-out of My Disney Experience, log back in, etc., in order to get it to work.
Here is the process for registering, along with a couple of important tips to avoid further headaches…
While you’re in the waiting room, we STRONGLY recommend that you copy the queue ID. That’s your unique code, and will allow you to keep your place in the queue if something happens. With Disney’s new virtual waiting room system, you should always do this–not just for this Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind AP preview.
In fact, something did happen to me last time I was attempting to register for an AP preview: Stitch ate my page. I’ve had the same thing happen on a couple of occasions when trying to buy tickets for Disneyland special events (there have also been times when I’ve needed to move from my desktop to phone). In all of those instances, I simply copy and pasted that link into a new browser tab and picked up where I left off. Phew.
Since we’re trying to get this up as quickly as possible so it’s of maximum value to all of you, we’re posting this while still in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind AP preview queue ourselves. We’ll update this with screenshots and more specific advice, details, and info once we complete the registration process.
For now, above and below are (updated) screenshots from the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure preview registration process, which was pretty much identical to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge previews before it. We’ll update with Cosmic Rewind screenshots in just a minute… the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind AP registration progress.
Here’s the first screen you should expect to encounter after the wait is over.
Pretty standard info to click through. Be sure the registered guest list shows anyone you want to join you.
Unfortunately for those of you who are not Annual Passholders, the sheer volume of preview dates means general public soft openings are pretty unlikely. It’s always possible there will be some scattered in there, but we highly doubt it.
Walt Disney World hasn’t done soft openings for a major attraction in several years–it’s all been these controlled, pre-registered previews for select guests.
Finally, other terms from Walt Disney World, per the registration page:
Registration closes 24 hours prior to the start of the event or when event reaches capacity (whichever occurs first). Event experience and available offerings are subject to change without notice and advance registration is required. You have 5 minutes to complete your selection before availability is released. Once a request has been submitted, you will not be able to modify your reservation.
For each event, the calendar displays dates based on availability and the group size you entered.
How to Modify Your Selection BEFORE Completing Transaction
To remove a Passholder from your group, please select “Back” to return to Step 1 and edit your Guest List.
To remove an event from your list, please select “Release Reservation” under the Special Events section.
After finishing registration, here’s the message on the confirmation screen:
It’s save the galaxy time!
Join the Guardians of the Galaxy on this exciting chase to make the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration an awesome adventure!
As part of the EPCOT transformation, you’re invited to strap in, get your game face on and crank up your mixtape as you twist, turn and blast through an awesome intergalactic chase.
This family thrill attraction features the first ever reverse-launch on a Disney coaster and is one of the largest fully enclosed coasters in the world! A new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering—this coaster rotates 360 degrees so you can focus on the action.
As a special “thank you” to our Annual Passholder family, this is your chance to get a sneak peek on select days in May 2022.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Annual Passholder Preview
What to Bring to the Event
Valid Annual Pass and a government-issued photo ID for each registered Passholder
One printed copy of your confirmation page
Limit one preview registration per Annual Passholder.
Advance preview registration is required. Valid, activated Walt Disney World Annual Pass is required to register.
A separate theme park reservation to enter EPCOT® on the day of the preview is not required.
Event capacity is limited. The number of registrations for this event is limited and subject to availability. Entry is not guaranteed.
Activities and attractions subject to change without notice.
Valid, activated Annual Pass and valid photo ID are required at check-in for each Passholder.
Registrations are nontransferable and void if sold or otherwise transferred.
Modifications to registrations are not permitted.
Passholders with confirmed reservations will receive an additional email with details on how to check in for their reservation 3 to 5 business days in advance of their selected event date.
Event, parks, attractions and other offerings are subject to availability, closures and change or cancellation without notice or liability.
If a Passholder would like to register a Guest to accompany them, that Guest must also have a valid Disney Pixie Dust Pass, Disney Pirate Pass, Disney Sorcerer Pass, Disney Incredi-Pass, Disney Platinum Plus Pass, Disney Platinum Pass, Disney Gold Pass, Disney Silver Pass, Disney Theme Park Select Pass, Disney Weekday Select Pass, EPCOT After 4 Annual Pass or Premier annual pass; and be listed on your Family & Friends list; and have opted to share “All My Plans” with you.
Were you able to register for the Annual Passholder previews of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Walt Disney World? What was your method of success (or failure)? If you have any questions, please read the stories of others and try to troubleshoot on your own before asking! Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!