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Unexpected Surprise on Cosmic Rewind This Morning

Unexpected Surprise on Cosmic Rewind This Morning

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Trying to “Save the Galaxy” surprised us this morning. What do you think of this alternative experience?

Technical Difficulties

Credit: Maggie

It is not uncommon for an attraction to experience downtime throughout the course of the day. Sometimes it’s a technical issue that needs to be resolved or the weather is forcing rides to close. We even frequently see bad weather close to almost all the outdoor attractions if it’s bad enough.

Whatever the reasoning is, it can make a more stressful day if the attraction is not loading Guests. It’s even more stressful when the issue is park-wide and affecting almost everything!

“B Mode”

Credit: KtP

Many of the newer attractions have so many moving parts that all lead to the overall experience of the attraction. When one of these parts malfunctions a backup plan is in place known as the “B Mode.”

We see this fairly often over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom aboard the Na’vi River Journey. The large Shaman animatronic at times is unoperational and a one-dimensional version is in place.

Rise of the Resistance has many different “B Modes” but most notably is an alternate scene that replaces Kylo Ren at the end of the attraction. These simpler versions are not ideal but do allow the attraction to still be enjoyed by guests.

Alternative Experience

Credit: Donna

Today while we set out to “Save the Galaxy” aboard Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT, we experienced an alternative experience.

As we entered through the various pre-shows we finally entered into the Teleportation Room. For those guests who have enjoyed this attraction before, you may remember that when you enter this Teleportation Room you are told to stand inside the lighted ring.

After a series of bright flashing lights, the walls that once surrounded you vanish and you are now standing in the Nova Corps Ship. This is such an amazing special effect that truly allows you to feel immersed in this storyline.

Credit: KtP

Today, the wall is not working in this Teleportation Room and guests simply walk into the Nova Corps Ship. This does affect the overall experience, particularly for guests enjoying this attraction for the first time.

“B Mode” is currently in place for the pre-show of Cosmic Rewind.

In the photo above you can see the wall already raised as we entered the Teleportation Room. Thankfully the attraction itself is still working perfectly even without this amazing special effect missing from the pre-show.

What do you think of the “B Modes” for these attractions? Do you think this would affect your overall experience? What do you think of this special effect on Cosmic Rewind? Share your thoughts with us and share this post with a fellow Guardian of the Galaxy.

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Tuesday 6th of June 2023

"B" mode certainly detracts from the attraction, but it's far better than the ride being completely down. At least you get to ride it. Yes, it's better when everything is working. No one will dispute that. But there are those that will complain for the simple fact that something was broken on it.

Amy Squier

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

I was there the beginning of May and it was like this both days I went to Epcot. It was my first time riding it so I didn’t even know that that was supposed to happen until someone else told me. I guess it hasn’t been working for awhile.

Joseph Troche

Monday 5th of June 2023

I feel like it has always been less than perfect technicality wise. Take the opening of USF where all rides were broken. I just feel like as time goes on we expect it to work flawlessly when that isn't the case.


Monday 5th of June 2023

Seems like we keep seeing things not functioning or working at less than perfect. Is this the new Disney way? We pay high costs and to get less than the optimal experience, after waiting in long lines is becoming less desirable. Come on Disney get your act together!

Joshua Johnson

Monday 5th of June 2023

Better than our experience Saturday morning. Was in the first room where LL and standby combine before entering the pre-show and we waited nearly 30 min. They then sent us via the side door up 2 flights of stairs directly to the walkway to get on the ride. By the time we got off LL was out past mission space. Hate to see the pre-show having issues

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