Another Guest Takes a Fall Exiting the Guardians of the Galaxy Ride
Since the Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind coaster opened up at Epcot in May of 2022, guests have flocked to enjoy the marvel themed roller coaster. The ride has been described as a nice middle ground between Space Mountain and Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster.
According to Disney, the “thrill” attraction “features the first reverse-launch on a Disney Coaster and is one of the largest fully-enclosed coasters in the world . . . the coaster rotates 360 degrees.” Although the entire ride is fast-paced and action packed, it’s not surprising that the final few seconds would leave most guests feeling dizzy. Disney describes the last leg of the ride as “sideways” where the car “rewinds” and rotates back to dock.
Indeed, many guests have indicated feeling quite dizzy after the ride, needing a few moments to gain their stability. Unfortunately, there have been multiple complaints regarding the design of the rides’ exit, which consists of steep, enclosed stairs.
Just yesterday, August 5, 2022, a guest was seriously injured on the exit stairs after reportedly feeling “dizzy” and falling. The guest required immediate medical attention. A similar accident was reported just two days’ prior, August 3, 2022, where a mother fell down five steps, crashing her face into the metal railing. The local fire department arrived approximately 15 minutes later and transported her to the hospital where she was allegedly treated for a fractured nose, fractured ankle, deep facial lacerations, and bruising.
Another guest, commenting on a reddit thread about the ride, reportedly broke their ankle descending the stairs in June.
At this point, Disney has yet to make a statement on the incident and due to legal processes, it’s unlikely to hear one. We’ll wait to see if Cosmic Rewind closes down to make the exit safer or if more guests undoubtedly take a fall on their way out. Our advice? Hold onto the exit rails tightly!