Guests in ride car for GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy; EPCOT
  • On Apr 21, 2024
    Jessica from ON 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 am entering Epcot at 3 is there anyway to get into the virtual queue for Guardians of the galaxy cosmic rewind?

    Welcome, EPCOT Terran Jessica! Your magical Walt Disney World Resort visit is approaching at the speed of light, so let's look at some ways you can experience one of my favorite attractions in the universe.

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a spinning, whirling, high-speed attraction that will have you dancing while you save the world. I alternate between singing at the top of my lungs and screaming gleefully in terror. It's the best! You'll get a different pop song as the ride's soundtrack. It took me a year of visits, but I finally got "September!" There are currently a few ways to help Rocket Raccoon and his pals, so let's go through them.

    First, guests can join the complimentary virtual queue at 7:00 AM. If your theme park tickets require a reservation, you'll need a reservation for EPCOT, but you can join the queue from anywhere. I joined one morning from my house, which is a few hours away! If you don't need a theme park reservation, you can still enter that first queue wherever you are.

    If you plan to visit another theme park first, you must scan into EPCOT to join the second virtual queue which opens at 1:00 PM. Only guests who are physically at EPCOT will be able to join the afternoon queue. Since you will arrive at 3:00 PM, it's hard to say if spots will still be available. I once joined the afternoon queue after scanning in around 2:15, so it is possible. The virtual queue could fill quickly on a busy day, so the earlier you arrive, the better your chances. 

    My tip is to have your My Disney Experience mobile app ready to go the second your party has scanned into EPCOT at 3:00. Tap the three lines at the bottom right of the screen and scroll to "Virtual Queue" under the My Visit section. Select EPCOT to see if you can "Join Virtual Queue." If there are no openings, you'll see an exclamation point and a message that the queue is closed. 

    If retrieving the Cosmic Generator is high on your must-do list, you can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane entry for this attraction. If you're a guest at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can buy it at 7:00 AM; off-site guests can purchase it at the theme park opening. You don't have to be inside the park to buy an Individual Lightning Lane entry, and this option allows you to choose a return window that fits your schedule.

    Jessica, I know you'll enjoy boarding the "evacuation shuttle" soon, so here's hoping you have the perfect song to help you save the galaxy! Please stop by planDisney anytime. I'll have cake and toast waiting!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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