Jam Out with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Holiday Remix

by | Oct 16, 2022 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW News

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind undergoes a Holiday Remix this season with a festive new tune and overlay.

The holiday season and the Guardians of the Galaxy are fantastic, but that’s not the only thing they have in common. They both have iconic trees and are known for their killer soundtracks.

If you’re headed to EPCOT at Walt Disney World this winter, check out how the music of the holidays and Guardians of the Galaxy come together in a new song and overlay for the popular new ride. It’s all part of a limited-time makeover event called Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Holiday Remix

Jam Out to a New Song at GotG: Cosmic Rewind

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Photo courtesy of Marvel

Music is pivotal to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. It accompanies you as you experience its thrills and visuals. Instead of choosing just one holiday song to include on Cosmic Rewind, Imagineers commissioned a unique tune for the ride.

Imagineer Wyatt Winter said, “This is an all-new, unique mashup song taking a lot of your favorite holiday songs we all know and love and creating a new song with it … Imagineers were able to do some custom lyrics.”

He went on to add that you will hear the song during the holiday celebrations at EPCOT, so there might be other opportunities to enjoy it. I’m sure that means that this song will be an earworm that you won’t be able to shake.

The song hasn’t been heard outside of Imagineer circles yet. However, it was recently discussed—along with the new holiday overlay for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Holiday Remix—at New York Comic Con 2022 as part of the Suiting Up with Super Heroes at Disney Parks and Experiences panel.

No word yet about if this song will just be around for the Holiday Remix event or if it will enter circulation as an option alongside current playlist options like “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “One Way or Another.”

What Is an Overlay?

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The Nightmare Before Christmas overlay at Tokyo Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion. Photo by Stephanie Shuster.

Another bit of holiday cheer coming to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind for the Holiday Remix event is a themed overlay. If you’re new to Disney Parks, an overlay is when a ride is adjusted or changed for a season.

An overlay you’re probably familiar with is the annual Nightmare Before Christmas theme update the Haunted Mansion gets for fall and winter.

Not much is known about the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Holiday Remix overlay yet, except that it will be festive and holiday-themed

Guardians of the Galaxy is a thrill ride, so it has a lot of safety features to consider. This probably means that most of the ride will probably be unchanged. However, I would not put it past Disney to make the ride aggressively festive in true Guardian style.

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Groot would make just the cutest holiday tree. Photo by Danny Shuster

I mean, I think we all agree that Groot would make a perfect walking holiday tree.

Celebrating the winter holidays at any Disney Park is so much fun. When choosing where to go this winter, consider making Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – Holiday Remix part of your EPCOT experience

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Written by Rebecca Bernard

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Rebecca Bernard works in the automotive industry by day, but by night you can find her with a crazy far-off look and her nose stuck in a book. Some of her favorite childhood memories were made at Walt Disney World, and she can’t wait to visit again to grow her Disney Pin Trading collection.
Rebecca Bernard

Written by Rebecca Bernard

Rebecca Bernard works in the automotive industry by day, but by night you can find her with a crazy far-off look and her nose stuck in a book. Some of her favorite childhood memories were made at Walt Disney World, and she can’t wait to visit again to grow her Disney Pin Trading collection.