Disney Roller Coasters: What To Ride

My family on the Ratatouille ride. (Kari Carter)

Walt Disney said, “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” I experienced this on two new rides in the Disney park Epcot; Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The Ratatouille ride was a cute and family-friendly ride. It was a thrilling virtual reality ride, but it was a thrill. While I was in  line,  I picked up  virtual reality glasses. The ride took me through the life of a rat chef in France as if I was in the Ratatouille movie, except in an adorable little trackless rat car. There were realistic feels and smells, like being splashed by a wet mop, the heat of an oven, and the delicious smell of pasta and breadsticks.

 Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind was a family-friendly roller coaster that took me on a joyride in the dark and made me feel like I was in space. Cosmic Rewind had a pre show featuring  Nova Prime, who was played by Glenn Close, explaining  a Cosmic Generator, a device used by Xandarians to create shortcuts through distances in space. It cut to a new character, Tal Marik who told riders to put away their devices. In the second part of the preshow, teleported the ship with a pretend light malfunction and the Cosmic Generator was shown being stolen by a huge being called Eson. Rocket the Raccoon sent riders to track Eson before the “jump point”.  Riders continued in line to get on. The  coaster went backwards and spun in the dark. For the soundtrack,  Cosmic Rewind had 70s and 80s throwbacks like “Conga” by Gloria Estefan, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears, and “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps. 

I don’t recommend this ride for anyone who gets motion sickness. I have to say that both of the rides were worth riding, even though Guardians of the Galaxy was a little too crazy for my liking.