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Is Guardians of the Galaxy: COSMIC REWIND Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is Epcot’s newest and hottest attraction. But is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind kid friendly? It’s not as kid friendly as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure or Frozen Ever After, but kids who are thrill seekers will enjoy it! Here’s what parents need to know in this Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Parents Guide

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Parents Guide

Is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Kid Friendly?

Not all kids are going to love Cosmic Rewind as it’s dark, fast, twists a lot, and can be loud. I touched a little bit on it in my Cosmic Rewind review.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a family coaster, but it’s more intense than Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and less intense than Rock ‘n Roller Coaster. I would say it’s also less intense than Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom Theme Park. 

If you’re unsure whether your kids will like it, I suggest going on something more tame first. Do not make this your child’s first ride if they’re hesitant about thrill rides. I made the mistake of taking my littles first on a scary ride when they were younger and they didn’t want to ride anything else for the rest of the day. 

What is the Height Requirement of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?

The height requirement for Cosmic Rewind is 42 inches, so young kids or toddlers won’t be able to ride unless they are tall. 

Is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Too Scary for Kids?

Some kids will be scared of the backwards launch and darkness of the ride while others will walk off saying it’s their favorite ride. The line queue is fun and has plenty to look at as well as interviews with some of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Cosmic Rewind Line Queue

The ride is somewhat dark. Think Space Mountain, but with some more lights. You are able to see the track in front of you. There is a villain on a large screen that may intimidate some younger children, but he’s not too bad. Upbeat music gives it more of a fun vive, but the music can also be very loud on Cosmic Rewind, so just a heads up if your child is sensitive to loud noises.

One part during the queue goes completely black for a second. Think Haunted Mansion stretching room without the screaming.

Overall scariness factor: 4/10 for darkness, 6/10 for thrill. 

Are there Big Drops on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?

There are no huge drops on Cosmic Rewind like Splash Mountain or Expedition Everest. There are several minor drops and twists and turns. The backwards launch can be a little more intense depending on where you sit. The front car is the best for the least intense ride.

And if you’re prone to motion sickness, then check out these motion sickness tips on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

All of my kids loved the ride (ages 9 to 17)! The oldest are more thrill seekers and enjoy all coasters. Two of my kids are a bit more timid on rides, but they really enjoyed Cosmic Rewind a lot. Parents know their kids best, so maybe watch some ride throughs if kids are super nervous. 

Have fun! And don’t forget, Cosmic Rewind does not have a standby line, so you’ll need a Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Boarding Group to ride through the virtual queue or purchase Lightning Lane.