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Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars rides win at Golden Ticket Awards

Mallory Heinz Ledet

by , Public Affairs Communications Manager, EPCOT and Magic Kingdom Park

I’m not just a Disney cast member, I’m also a Disney fan! There is nothing better than going to our theme parks as a guest to immerse myself in stories I love, whether it’s in a galaxy far, far away, or taking a trip through time and space listening to the best musical soundtrack from the ‘80s. And I’m not alone in enjoying these spectacular experiences – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT were just honored with wins at the 2022 Golden Ticket Awards!

The Golden Ticket Awards, presented by Amusement Today, have recognized top experiences across the theme park industry for the last twenty years. And this year, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind won Best New Attraction Installation, while Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance took home Best Dark Ride for the second year in a row. Cast members from both attractions stepped into the limelight to accept the awards on behalf of the company.

“It’s an honor to be awarded Best Dark Ride for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance,” said Jackie Swisher, Vice President of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “Through a mix of world-class, innovative technology and only-at-Disney storytelling, I’m proud we help guests live their own Star Wars story every day as members of the Resistance or the First Order all throughout the immersive land of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!” 

At EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the latest fun to debut as part of the park’s historic transformation. Kartika Rodriguez, Vice President of EPCOT, said she is delighted that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind won Best New Attraction Installation.

“Opening this attraction in summer of 2022 was a pivotal moment in the overall transformation of EPCOT and the 50th Anniversary celebration of Walt Disney World, and I am proud to see its excellence recognized,” she said. “From the planet Xandar to our own home planet, Terra, only Disney could tell a story as thrilling and groundbreaking as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.” 

And don’t forget – keep your hands, arms, feet and legs inside your vehicle, because it’s about to be an excellent ride!

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