Epcot and monorail at night
  • On May 23, 2022
    Sheryl from MA 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 the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride only virtual queue or will the be a standby line??

    Well, hello there! Welcome to planDisney, Sheryl.

    I’m so glad you stopped by to ask about riding EPCOT’s newest attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! I have not been able to stop talking about it since I first got to experience it earlier this month! I think my husband is getting sick of hearing all about it, but that’s his problem! I have to tell you, I knew it would be awesome, but it truly blew me away and far surpassed my expectations! The Walt Disney Imagineering Team has really outdone themselves with this intergalactic race through space in a car that rotates 360 degrees, ensuring you don't miss a second of your adventure with the Guardians of the Galaxy crew. You certainly won’t want to miss out on this incredible adventure, so let’s get to your question!

    When Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens on May 27th, no standby queue will be available. Instead, Guests will be able to join the virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app. At this time, there is no word on when there may be a standard standby queue available for this attraction.

    Guests must have a valid theme park ticket and a park pass reservation to enter the virtual queue. There are three possible opportunities to join the virtual queue:

    • 7:00 a.m. - Guests must have valid EPCOT Park Pass Reservation and can join from anywhere. You do not need to be in EPCOT to join the virtual queue at 7:00 a.m.
    • 1 p.m. - Guests must physically be in EPCOT to request to join the virtual queue at this time.
    • 6 p.m. (on select dates) - This time is only available for Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels that will be taking advantage of the extended evening theme park hours benefit. These Guests can join the queue at this time from anywhere and do not need to physically be in EPCOT to join.

    One important thing to note is that Guests can only enter the virtual queue once per day at this time.

    Another way to experience this attraction is by purchasing an individual lightning lane entry for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. These reservations also open at 7:00 a.m. each morning. Now, this attraction is bound to be super popular, and individual lightning lane slots will book up quickly, so I recommend setting a few alarms to make sure you are up bright and early and ready to reserve your time!

    If you do get a chance to join the Guardians on their mission, don’t forget that your space adventure doesn't have to end there! Saving the universe is tough work, and I'm sure you will have worked up an appetite. So, hop over to Space 220 Restaurant, and take the space elevator up to enjoy your meal 220 miles above EPCOT. You've never seen views like this before, so it's quite the experience, and the food is absolutely out of this world! See what I did there? You really can’t go wrong with any menu item here, but I definitely recommend the Starry Calamari for your appetizer and the incredibly rich Chocolate Gelato for dessert. I’m still dreaming about those delicious bites!

    I do hope this has been helpful to you! Please feel free to stop by again if you have any other vacation planning questions. If I don't speak with you again, I'll be wishing you an absolutely wonderful vacation!

    See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Diana, New York

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