Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On May 6, 2024
    Charlotte from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We arrive at MCO at 7:45am Sept 4. We want to schedule lightening lanes in Epcot. What time should we shoot for? We are staying at Pop Century

    Hi Charlotte! Welcome to planDisney, and thank you for submitting your question to us!

    EPCOT is the perfect theme park to kick off a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! This is my favorite park on the property, and I have some ideas for beginning your magical day! You're also making a great choice by purchasing Disney Genie+ Service for your visit. The first thing I would consider is going for the most popular attractions, such as Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, Frozen Ever After, and Soarin'. Since you are coming in from Disney's Pop Century Resort, you will have access to the Disney Skyliner, and the International Gateway entrance will bring you into the World Showcase area. I would opt for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure or Frozen Ever After for your first Lightning Lane. Remy's Ratatouille Adventure is in the France Pavilion, which is to your right of the International Gateway Entrance. If you go left, it will be a closer walk to the Norway Pavilion, where Frozen Ever After is.

    I also want to bring up Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This is arguably the most popular attraction at EPCOT right now, but getting a Lightning Lane here is a bit different. You'll have to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane or opt for a Virtual Queue for this attraction. This is the FIRST thing I would book at 7 AM, whether it's for a Virtual Queue, or Individual Lightning Lane. I would then book your Lightning Lanes for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, or Frozen Ever After. 

    While visiting EPCOT, enjoy dining around the world at the various Global Marketplaces! EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will be in full swing, and it's always a fun activity for the foodies in your group! Check out last year's Foodie Guide article highlighting some of the dishes you can find at this festival. The Pão de Queijo from Brazil is one of my favorites!

    Charlotte, I hope all of this information was helpful! Thank you for visiting planDisney! I hope you and your family have a wonderful time at Walt Disney World. Please visit us again if you need additional pixie dust planning for your vacation. You've got a friend in me!

    Magic Awaits!

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Meet the Panelist: Frances, North Carolina

Hey ya'll! My name is Frances, I am a mom and military spouse from Texas who currently calls the Tarheel state home. My family and I enjoy visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as often as we can because we love the joy and magic every trip brings us. We consider Walt Disney World to be our "home away from home!" If you are dreaming of adventure in the great wide somewhere, then you have got a friend in me! I enjoy sharing my passion for Disney with everyone I meet! Learn More About Frances

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