Walt Disney World announced that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT will be honored with a prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction in 2024 by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). The Thea Awards are internationally recognized and acknowledge exceptional achievements in the themed entertainment industry, celebrating the creative teams who bring immersive experiences to life.
On behalf of all Imagineers, I would like to thank TEA for this tremendous recognition of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and for continuing to drive the themed entertainment industry forward. As our Imagineering teams push the boundaries of creative storytelling in innovative and exciting ways, it’s always the highest honor for our work to be recognized by friends and colleagues from around the world.Barbara Bouza, president, Walt Disney Imagineering
This ingenious attraction blasts guests off on an intergalactic chase with songs from the Guardians of the Galaxy films blasting. It is the longest fully enclosed coaster in any Disney park. It offers several “firsts,” including the first reverse launch for a Disney coaster and the first Disney Omnicoaster ride system, where vehicles make controlled rotations, so guests are constantly immersed in the action around them.
Congratulations to Walt Disney Imagineering on this well-deserved recognition. A highlight of our EPCOT transformation, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind combines the Disney hallmark of great storytelling with a ride experience that literally has guests coming back for more.Jeff Vahle, president, Walt Disney World
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