Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Sep 18, 2023
    Tracy from AR 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 have a park hopper. I plan on trying for Guardians Comsic Spin at 7am virtual queue and planned on going to Disney World at 2pm. However, that excludes me for trying a 1pm Tron Virual Queue right? Are lightning passes time stamped?

    Hiya Tracy!

    Welcome to planDisney! Oh boy! You are a few days away from your Walt Disney World vacation and I love that you are making plans for having a great day! Adding the Park Hopper Option to a ticket is great when you just want to enjoy certain things at certain Parks with freedom. Theme Park Reservations and the Park Hopping time limitation of 2 PM do affect how you utilize features like Virtual Queue, however.

    You are correct in that starting at 7 AM you can attempt to join the Virtual Queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind if you have a Theme Park Reservation for EPCOT and a valid Park Ticket. If staying on-site at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel you can purchase an Individual Lightning Lane at 7 AM.  You are also correct that there is another chance to join the Virtual Queue for an attraction at 1 PM. However, to join that Virtual Queue you have to be in the Park you are looking to experience the attraction in to join. If you wish to experience TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise at Magic Kingdom Park using Virtual Queue you will have to be in the Park at 1 PM. That will mean it will be impossible for you as a Park Hopper who cannot enter until 2 PM.  It's frustrating but the only solution I can suggest to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle / Run in one day is to secure a place on the Virtual Queue at  7 AM for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and then purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for TRON Lightcycle / Run.  Staying on-site at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel will be the best way to secure the Individual Lightning Lane as guests can purchase them at 7 AM while other guests will have to wait till the Park opens. 

    Another solution is for guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort who have Extended Evening Theme Park Hours. These guests have an additional chance to join the Virtual Queue at 6 PM!

    Individual Lightning Lanes are "time-stamped" because you select an hour arrival window that is usually enforced. Make sure that your arrival window is after 2 PM for the second Park you are hopping to. In case the timing doesn't work out correctly you can always modify them or speak to the Cast Members with the Guest Experience Team throughout the Park. Look for the large standing blue umbrellas labeled "Guest Experience Team" which is where a Cast Member can help fix existing bookings. 

    I hope this helps and if you have any more questions we are glad to help!

    Happy Planning!


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