Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Aug 3, 2022
    Jennifer 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.

    If we are planning on attending Walt Disney World on what would be considered a low crowd day, do we still need the Genie + pass or can we just walk on and wait in line. Are there some rides that you can only go on if you have a prepaid pass?

    Hiya, Jennifer!

    Welcome to planDisney, friend! You picked such an amazing year to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth. The World's Most Magical Celebration is still going strong across all four theme parks. There are new dazzling nighttime spectaculars, Beacons of Magic, and 50th Anniversary Celebration Sips and Bites. And because you are arriving during the autumn season, you can also enjoy the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival during your visit. I hope you are getting excited as you prepare for the best trip ever. 

    This is such a great question, Jennifer! Here's the great news. You do not need to purchase Disney Genie+ to enjoy any of the attractions. You can use the standby line for all attractions at Walt Disney World Resort with one exception. Rides that require a virtual queue like the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will not offer a standby queue. But you can request to join the virtual queue through the My Disney Experience mobile app beginning at 7 AM ET. You must have a Park Pass reservation for the theme park that the attraction is located in for you to join the virtual queue. Some virtual queue times offer multiple windows to join, so if you are unable to secure a boarding pass during the first window, set a reminder on your smart device to attempt to try again during the next window. You can also purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind as well as other select attractions. Individual Lightning Lanes are pay-per-ride options that can save you time by bypassing the traditional standby line. 

    Should you find that crowds are a little higher than expected during your visit, you can add Disney Genie+ at any time during your day (based on availability). If you decide this is the right move for your travel party, I recommend adding the service early in the day, so you can make the most out of all that Genie+ has to offer!

    I hope your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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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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