Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On Mar 20, 2024
    Roy from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance at 7 AM does individual lightning lane go to pick a time for Guardians Cosmic Rewind? I will have Genie+ that day but won't get to the park til around 2 or so.

    Hey Howdy Hey Roy and welcome to planDisney!

    Guardians of The Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT is a next-level thrill ride you want to make sure you experience next time in the parks. It is such a fun and thrilling attraction and your theme song is on a random selection of 6 songs which makes for a different experience each time you ride. Thank you for stopping by with your question on Individual Lightning Lanes. I will be happy to give you more information on how to experience this attraction on your upcoming trip. 

    You have it right to this point Roy, there are currently two ways to experience Cosmic Rewind on your upcoming trip with either the Virtual Queue or with the purchase of an Individual Lightning Lane. With the Virtual Queue, you can get a boarding group starting at 7:00 AM or again at 1:00 PM. The catch for the afternoon time is you need to be in the park. If you know you will be in the parks at 2:00 PM or later, an Individual Lightning Lane is the way to go.  

    With Individual Lightning Lanes, if you are staying onsite at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you will have access to their purchase starting at 7:00 AM. If you are staying offsite, this will be available to you when EPCOT opens to the general public that day. When you do purchase your Individual Lightning Lane,  you can select your return time for the attraction which usually will span most of the day. You should have no problem selecting a time after 2:00 PM for your experience that day, pending availability. You may find that when you first log on, the system may only have certain times available in the morning or early afternoon. As those times are booked up, the window will continue to expand, so you might find you have to exit the purchasing process and return a time or two to get the time you are looking for. 

    Roy, during your trip in September, your visit to EPCOT will be extra special as you will be visiting during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This festival is a celebration of the fall season with delicious food and drink offerings throughout the parks. You will also find some top-notch entertainment with Eat to the Beat Concert Series which is free to attend with park admission. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest news as we move closer to your trip. 

    I hope this information was helpful so you can better plan your upcoming trip. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out and let us know, we are always happy to help!

    Have a Magical day, 

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Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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