Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Jul 31, 2022
    Cree 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.

    We are coming to epcot only and have2 guest with one day park passes. Will genie plus be worth getting if the new guardians ride is supposedly being moved to ILL day before my arrival and customer service didn’t mention it to me as I tried connect my party

    Welcome to planDisney, Cree!

    I'm so excited to hear you are planning to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind on your upcoming visit to EPCOT! It is my new favorite attraction -- my whole family loved it and couldn't wait to ride it again!

    There are currently two ways to have an opportunity to experience this amazing attraction. Guests with Disney Park Pass reservations for EPCOT can request to join the Virtual Queue via the My Disney Experience mobile app at 7:00 am. There is another opportunity to join the Virtual Queue at 1:00 pm, for those Guests who were unable to secure a Boarding Group at the 7:00 am drop. Guests may only join the Virtual Queue once per day during regular park operating hours. The other option is to purchase Individual Lightning Lane access for this attraction. Individual Lightning Lanes are purchased a la carte. Disney Genie+ service is not required to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane. This means if you are successful at obtaining a Boarding Group through the Virtual Queue, you can actually experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind twice in one day -- once via the Virtual Queue and once with an Individual Lightning Lane purchase. (Guests eligible for Extended Evening Theme Park Hours will have an additional opportunity to join the Virtual Queue on select dates.) At this time, there is no standby option to experience this attraction.

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has been available through the Virtual Queue or as an Individual Lightning Lane purchase since its debut in May. There have not been any announcements about these procedures changing. Because this attraction is still very new and is also very popular with Guests, I would expect the Virtual Queue process, as well as the designation as an Individual Lightning Lane, to remain in place for at least the near future.

    Earlier this year, Walt Disney World Resort announced some temporary changes to the Disney Genie+ lineup. Until August 7, 2022, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Frozen Ever After, Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, Space Mountain, and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain can be booked as Lightning Lanes with Disney Genie+ service and will not be available as a la carte Individual Lightning Lane purchases. The assumption is that after this date, those attractions will once again be designated as Individual Lightning Lane attractions. We haven't yet heard whether or not things may change again, and I would not be surprised to see some additional tweaks to the list, but my best guess is any potential changes to Disney Genie+ that are announced will not impact the current procedures for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at this time. I do think Disney Genie+ can help you maximize your day by saving you time waiting in line for other popular attractions.

    Cree, please stop by planDisney again anytime if you have further questions. We are always happy to help. Enjoy your visit to EPCOT!

    Anne Marie
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