“Cosmic Rewind” Merch Draws Cosmic Crowds at Creations Shop
After weeks of exciting previews, “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” opens today at EPCOT, and of course, the energy is, well, out-of-this-world. To the thrill of the crowds this morning, merchandise for the exhilirating ride dropped at Creations Shop, the theme park’s flagship merchandise location this morning in time for early entry for resort guests.
Cast members stood ready to manage park goers ready to pick up there speciality items, which included dated t-shirts, hats, collectibles, and so much more. The line wrapped around the new location well before the store even opened 30 minutes prior to the theme park’s posted time today for those staying on Disney property.
In fact, MickeyBloggers Greg and Elyssa even noticed crowds starting to spill over into a second queueing area across the walkway from the store’s main entrance. That area appeared to be able to wrap all the way around the construction walls still up to block continuing work on World Celebration’s central area prior to 9 a.m.
Once opened to resort guests, a new line began to form for those not eligible for early entry with a collection of vibrant cast members from “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” chatting with those patiently waiting.
By 9:15 a.m., the crowds to enter Creations Shop did stretch into that secondary queueing area. In fact, groups packed in there and spilled over into the next roped off area behind it.
At many points, cast members stood ready to answer questions, guide guests, and even offer a glimpse at the merchandise inside.
Inside Creations on this Cosmic Day
Once inside, guests quickly grabbed their merchandise selections with an exclusive tank catching the eye of one guest. (We love this one too!)
Crowds gathered around popular items quickly even before the normal store opening time, and of course, grew once the park officially opened to everyone.
Luckily, the sure-to-be popular merchandise all found itself organized in a colorful, retro-themed space, fit for the much-awaited attraction.
As of writing, the majority of this merchandise will also be available at Treasures of Xandar, the new retail location that sits at the exit of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” as it opened at 9 a.m.
Stay tuned today for the latest on the buzz at EPCOT for this thrilling new attraction’s opening! For now, enjoy this on-the-ground look at the crowds today.