Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Jan 29, 2023
    Charlene from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'll be staying at a Disney resort. I am meeting my brother and his family at Epcot, but they aren't staying at a Disney resort. Can I try to add his party to 7am Guardians virtual queue or does whole party need to be at Disney resort?

    Hi there, Charlene, and welcome to the Guardians of the Galaxy! Oh wait, I mean welcome to planDisney!

    It sounds like you and Rocket Raccoon have something in common—you have a plan! Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an out-of-this-world attraction with a phenomenal soundtrack that will have you rocking out for the rest of your day.  I can’t wait for you to experience it! Now, let’s figure out the best way to make that happen for you and your brother’s family.

    Good news! The short answer is that to access the virtual queue at 7:00 a.m., all Guests with valid theme park admission AND a theme park reservation for EPCOT can join the virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app. So, I suggest that you have all of your party linked in your My Disney Experience app ahead of time so that when the clock strikes 7:00 a.m., you will be able to get that coveted boarding group together. Charlene, you don’t have to even be on Walt Disney World Resort property to access the virtual queue feature on the app, so your brother can also try to secure a boarding group from his hotel. 

    If you are not able to secure a virtual queue boarding group at 7:00 a.m., you can try again at 1:00 p.m. when the next virtual queue opens, as long as you are still in EPCOT. I’ve had great luck with this option! Remember to set a reminder alarm on your phone so you don’t miss it. One thing to remember, Charlene, is that boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability, and are not guaranteed. Not all boarding groups may be called to return, based on the availability of the experience.

    Charlene, another option is to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane via the My Disney Experience app. Now, this option does offer a perk for Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel because these Guests are able to purchase individual Lightning Lane selections beginning at 7:00 a.m. Your brother and his family would have to wait until the park opens. Again, everyone must have a park reservation for EPCOT for that day. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Charlene. If you need more tips about using Genie+ and Lightning Lanes or the My Disney Experience app, jet back over and see us here at planDisney.

    And now, Welcome to the Guardians!
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi friends! I'm Shannon, a dreamer and a doer who loves exploring everything from the new to the nostalgic at Walt Disney World Resort. For three generations my family has been making Walt Disney World memories, so I know about creating a lifetime of magical memories at any time of life. Whether it's your first or 50th Disney vacation, an ultimate dream trip, or a quick getaway, I'll help you navigate your planning so you can create your own magical memories!

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