Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On Dec 30, 2023
    Melissa from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will Epcot have an extra virtual queue opportunity on New Years Eve this year since they are open until 1am? If so, what time?

    Hi Melissa,  

    It’s great to connect with you again regarding your exciting plans to spend New Year’s Eve in EPCOT. I can understand wanting an additional chance to experience my favorite attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind with the park being open so late. This thrilling attraction always makes me dance and smile - a perfect way to bring in 2024!

    I spoke with a helpful Cast Member about the possibility of a third virtual queue release for this headlining attraction since EPCOT will be open until 1:00 A.M. on December 31, 2023. He shared that it is not yet known if this will occur, but it does happen when the park is open late for Deluxe Resort Guests (on Extended Evening Hours), so he remains hopeful for you.

    I encourage you to check two important places tomorrow to learn if there will be a virtual queue option after the traditional 7:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. releases for EPCOT’s premier attraction. First, you can look inside the My Disney Experience App (even before you arrive to EPCOT) for any pop-up announcement on special activities or changes to operations that day. You may also navigate to the Virtual Queues tile, and click “Join Virtual Queue,” then the EPCOT tab to see when the next virtual queue will be open. After the 1:00 P.M. opening it may state if another is available later on New Year’s Eve. You should also stop by the Guest Experience Team (find them under the blue umbrellas in EPCOT) and inquire if they are aware of an additional offer for a virtual queue, and if so - what time it will be available.

    As always, you may also purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind tomorrow morning. This option enables you to select the timeframe you wish to experience the attraction, so you can plan for it later in the day after you arrive but please be sure to purchase it first thing given the anticipated crowds.

    I hope you have an incredible time celebrating the last day of 2023 at EPCOT, Melissa! No matter what attractions you get to, it’s sure to be a magical time in the theme park. Everyone will have such a glow with anticipation and hope for the new year, and in a celebratory mood so I hope you can soak up the special atmosphere. I’m wishing on a star and sending pixie dust your way for a chance to save the galaxy tomorrow!

    Cheers to a magical new year, 
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Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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