Guests in ride car for GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • On Jun 26, 2023
    Austin from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have an annual pass and reservation for Magic Kingdom and want to ride GOTG Cosmic Rewind and can’t do so until after 2pm when I can park hop, will I be able to 100% secure Lightning lane tickets? If so, how?

    Hiya Austin! Welcome to planDisney!

    I can't think of anything better than being an Annual Passholder at the Walt Disney World Resort and living just a hop, skip, and jump away from the magic! With your next adventure only days away, let's jump right into your question and get you set up for a fun-filled day!

    Currently, there are two ways to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. You can use the Virtual Queue System to obtain a boarding group or purchase an Individual Lightning Lane. The Virtual Queue is available at 7 AM and then again at 1 PM, but you must have a park reservation at EPCOT to utilize either of these options. You can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane starting at 7 AM if you are staying in a Disney Resorts hotel, or at park opening time if you are not. Park reservations to EPCOT are not required for purchase, but make sure you select a return time after 2 PM since you will not be able to enter EPCOT before then.

    Note: Keep in mind that purchasing Individual Lightning Lanes is never a guarantee. They are on a first-come, first-served basis and may have limited availability. Your best bet will be to purchase one as soon as you can in the morning. 

    Being that you have a theme park reservation for the Magic Kingdom on this day, you will need to wait until 2 PM to park hop to EPCOT. If riding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a priority on this day, I suggest switching your park reservation and starting your day at EPCOT. This way you can try obtaining a boarding group using the Virtual Queue System. Then, once you ride, you can make your way over to the Magic Kingdom to close out your day!

    Austin, I hope this information helps you plan for your stay! Stop back and see us again at planDisney!

    See ya real soon!
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