Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Aug 30, 2022
    Karina from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For one of our park hopping days we'll start at AK and park hop to Epcot; I'll be booking all my Genie+ options for our second park. Should I make my reservation for AK or Epcot for that day? Also planning to do Guardians by ILL or virtual queue.

    Hiya Karina! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so excited about your upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in just a few weeks! It seems like you have a lot planned during your time there, including riding the brand new attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! Along with the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and the addition of Remy's Ratatouille Adventure, there is a ton to see and do while at EPCOT!

    When making park reservations, you are required to make the reservation for the first park you plan to visit each day. On this day, you'll need to make it for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Then, starting at 2 PM, you can hop over to any of the three remaining theme parks without a reservation. 

    For Disney Genie+, you'll be able to make your first selection starting at 7 AM on your park day. If you plan to select an attraction at EPCOT, you'll need to make sure the arrival window is after 2 PM. Genie+ does not allow you to choose the arrival window, so you will only be offered the next available one. I would recommend picking a more popular attraction that may have a later return time. Then, two hours after the park officially opens you'll be able to make another selection followed by another two hours after that. Depending on how busy EPCOT is and the number of Guests utilizing Disney Genie+, this will determine how many attractions will offer a later arrival window.

    To ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, you will only have the option to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane. Since you are visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park first, the Virtual Queue will not be available to you at 7 AM or at 1 PM (The 1 PM selection requires you to be inside of EPCOT). If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Hotel or other select hotels, you can make an Individual Lightning Lane selection starting at 7 AM. If not, you'll need to wait until the official park opening time to do so. Unlike Disney Genie+ selections, Individual Lightning Lane purchases allow you to choose your arrival window. Make sure when selecting your time that it will fit into your schedule. 

    Karina, I hope this information helps you plan for your upcoming stay! have a magical time!

    See ya real soon!
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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