Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Sep 21, 2022
    Chuck from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is this crazy? Group of 5 arriving in Orlando at 2pm on November 23 on our way to Thanksgiving in Jacksonville. I’m considering a short visit to Epcot on the day of our arrival for an attempt at GoG ride. Any tips? Or is this too aggressive.

    Hey there Chuck and welcome to planDisney!

    I love an ambitious itinerary for a Walt Disney World Resort visit. Now is your idea about racing to EPCOT just to attempt to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind a little crazy? It absolutely is but we're all a bit mad here so I certainly have no room to judge. As a person that strongly considered a 1-day trip complete with flights to spend the day at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, I can appreciate your plan. I'll do my best to help you with a plan of attack.

    So during my most recent visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, I already knew about the window to join the Virtual Queue for this particular attraction. At 7 AM Guests can slug it out for a spot via the My Disney Experience app. But I also discovered there's a second opportunity to rock out among the stars. The Virtual Queue opens up at 1 PM to give more Guests a chance to ride. The one caveat, however, is that Guests that are attempting this second slot have to be in EPCOT already when the window opens. While this time is subject to change, the current time being 1 PM would exclude your party. 

    Now as your slightly mad Fairy GodTaylor, I encourage you, if you're driving to leave the house earlier. I just rode this coaster for the first time and I'm telling you it's worth the sacrifice.  

    Chuck, fingers crossed that you'll be able to save the galaxy this November. If it doesn't work out, I still think that EPCOT is a great way to start your holiday. A Disney day is better than a day anywhere else. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat.

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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