Guests in ride car for GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy; EPCOT
  • On Mar 7, 2024
    John from MS 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 have 11 in our group. We do not arrive to Orlando until 7:20 am on Saturday March 9. We had planned to get in the virtual que and get lightning lane for Guardians. Since we arriving a little late, can we have help igetting in the que and lightning lane?

    Hi there, John, and welcome to planDisney!

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is truly a can’t-miss attraction at EPCOT. I’ve been to many Disney Parks and the theme parks around the world, and I’ve yet to find a ride that beats it. So, I understand why you want to prioritize saving the galaxy on your upcoming visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    If you are set on visiting EPCOT on your arrival day, you do have a few options to get into the Virtual Queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind even with your later arrival time. 

    Option 1: The good news is that you can try for a 7 a.m. Virtual Queue spot for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (or TRON Lightcycle / Run) from anywhere! Of course, you will need a strong Internet signal and have your party members selected in the My Disney Experience App and ready to go a bit before 7 a.m. to have the best chance at getting in on time when the clock strikes 7. The spots go pretty quickly for the morning release. By 7:20 a.m., the spots will most likely be gone. If you do get a boarding group (woohoo!), it is usually okay for your group to arrive after your group is called. Please note that this is at the discretion of the Cast Member at the attraction. 

    Option 2: If there is no way for you to book the 7 a.m. Virtual Queue boarding group from the skies or on the road, you could also try for the 1 p.m. Virtual Queue release. However, for this Virtual Queue release, you’ll need to be already scanned into EPCOT. These boarding groups are usually a lot easier to get into and are called later in the day. 

    Option 3: You can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. If you are staying at a select Disney hotel, you can buy this access as early as 7 a.m. If you are not staying on property, you can buy it as soon as the theme park opens. The price varies by day, but if you do this, you will go through the speedier queue. These usually go fast as well in the morning, but sometimes, you can still get a return time that will be later in the day. 

    I just know that you will have the BEST time this week! John, if you have any additional questions, please revisit us here at planDisney. See you real soon!

    Magic always, 
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