Here Are the Songs on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

April 18, 2022, 9:12 PM · The Walt Disney World Resort today revealed which GenX hits will make up the soundtrack for Epcot's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind indoor roller coaster, which debuts next month.

Like on the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout drop ride at Disney California Adventure (please read that review, if you haven't - it's one of my all-time favorites), a random selection of one of six songs will punctuate the action on the ride. On Cosmic Rewind, visitors to the Wonders of Xandar pavilion will board Starjumpers to help the Guardians stop the celestial Eson, who's up to something that no doubt imperils the future of Earth and the rest of the Galaxy.

While you are saving all of creation, you will be rocking out to one of these classic tunes, straight from Peter Quill's personal Zune collection:

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire
“Disco Inferno” by the Trammps
“Conga” by Miami Sound Machine
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears
“I Ran” by A Flock of Seagulls
“One Way or Another” by Blondie

Disney says that "you won’t know which track you’ll hear each time you ride until you actually blast off with the Guardians." But we here at Theme Park Insider will ask which song you are hoping to get when you ride.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens officially at Epcot on May 27. The new attraction's media preview is the first week of May, so watch Theme Park Insider for our review then.

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Just for reference, here were the six songs that the Guardians ride at the Disneyland Resort got:
“Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
“I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
“Burning Love” by Elvis Presley
“Free Ride” by The Edgar Winters Group
“Give Up The Funk” by Parliament
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar

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Replies (6)

April 18, 2022 at 11:03 PM

I think "I Ran" will be the one that most fits the tone of this ride and gets my vote, though Conga would be a close second.

April 18, 2022 at 11:20 PM

All about the Disco Inferno, baby. But if I get Tears for Fears on this, I lead the riot.

April 19, 2022 at 8:01 AM

I think Everybody Wants to Rule the World is the oddball of the bunch here given its distinctly slower tempo and strong connection to another movie (Real Genius). Dark rides are all about pacing and anticipation, and I have a hard time envisioning a slower song being as effective as a faster-paced song delivering the needed elements to drive the story.

I certainly hope they don't speed up/slow down songs to make them the same tempo as my very sensitive musical ear can distinguish the difference and it will grate on me like nails on a chalkboard.

FWIW, Ride Like the Wind by Christopher Cross is a surprisingly awesome roller coaster song (secret track on Rip Ride Rocket).

April 19, 2022 at 10:32 AM

I do like the songs, maybe a few more harder rock tunes but still fits Quill's quirky songlist.

April 19, 2022 at 6:23 PM

I think "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" could work well. Depending on where they start the song and at which points in the ride it plays. This is a Disney coaster. I'm not expecting high intensity.

I'm just glad they passed on "Muskrat Love" by Captain and Tennille.

April 20, 2022 at 11:42 AM

None of the songs are bad choices. Everybody Wants to Rule The World doesn't seem to be fit as easily as the others, but its breezy enough to work. I think it's going to make sense / work on the actual ride experience.

The Mission Breakout songs all work, so I'm sure these will as well. And as NCPete mentioned, depending on where the track begins & at what point it plays, it can definitely work!

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