Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Jul 17, 2022
    Charles from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need the genie plus to reserve guardians of the galaxy?

    Greetings, Charles!

    I am Groot...I mean welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to hear that you are inquiring about joining the quest to save the galaxy! The newest attraction at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is sure to be an adventure you won't soon forget! While you will not need Disney Genie+ to experience this attraction, there is not a traditional standby queue available at this time. I am Groot? This may come as a surprise. How does one experience an amazing ride without a line? Let's talk about how you can journey through space and time during your upcoming stay. 

    There are two different ways to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The first option is to secure a virtual boarding pass. Currently, this attraction offers a virtual queue rather than a traditional standby line. You can join the virtual queue for this attraction and others that may offer one from time to time through the My Disney Experience mobile app. Pro tip: Download the app before you arrive so that you are familiar with how to join virtual queues. This can be a real time saver when you are trying to join a virtual queue that can quickly fill in a matter of minutes. You can request to join a virtual queue for this attraction at 7 AM ET and again at 1 PM ET. Guests must be inside EPCOT to request the 1 PM queue but are not required to be in the park for the 7 AM option. You will need a valid theme park ticket and a Park Pass for EPCOT on the day you wish to secure your spot. There is no cost to join a virtual queue, but boarding passes are limited, so set that alarm and be sure to select the Join Virtual Queue link right at 7 AM! 

    Your second option for partaking in this urgent mission is an Individual Lighting Lane. These are different than the Lightning Lane feature that comes with Disney Genie+. Individual Lightning Lanes are purchased a la carte and are attractions that are not offered through Disney Genie+. You can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind once per day per Guest. The window for this purchase opens at 7 AM ET for Guests of Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotels, and when the park opens for all other Guests. Should you wish to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for this attraction, tap the three bars at the bottom of the screen in the My Disney Experience app. Then choose the Tip Board tile. Select EPCOT under the park option and scroll until you see Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. There will be an Individual Lightning Lane option. Click this tile to purchase your spot on the quest across the cosmos. These purchases are limited, just like virtual queues, so early purchase is essential.

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
    Tammy 
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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