Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Wins Thea Award for Outstanding Attraction
Walt Disney Imagineering’s groundbreaking work on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has earned the attraction a prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction in 2024 by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). This international recognition from TEA, celebrating excellence in the themed entertainment industry, acknowledges the exceptional creativity and innovation brought to life by the Imagineering teams.
Barbara Bouza, president of Walt Disney Imagineering, expressed gratitude to TEA, emphasizing the honor of being recognized for pushing the boundaries of creative storytelling. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, located in EPCOT, showcases Disney’s commitment to innovation and imagination. The attraction, featuring an intergalactic chase, holds the distinction of being the longest fully enclosed coaster in any Disney park.
Among its “firsts,” the ride boasts the initial reverse launch for a Disney coaster and employs the first Disney Omnicoaster ride system. This innovative system ensures that vehicles make controlled rotations, providing guests with an immersive experience throughout the action-packed journey.
Jeff Vahle, president of Walt Disney World, applauded Walt Disney Imagineering for their remarkable achievement, stating that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind stands as a highlight of the EPCOT transformation, blending Disney’s storytelling legacy with a captivating ride experience that keeps guests returning for more.
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