Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Jun 8, 2023
    Stacy from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip to Epcot. We have purchased those tickets and reserved the date. When or how do we do reservations for rides? To we just get in line when we get there?

    A great day awaits you in EPCOT, Stacy! I sure hope you’ve added Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to your itinerary! That ride has become my favorite at that park! A close second belongs to Soarin’ Around the World! EPCOT is also home to one of my favorite restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort…Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria! Providing this answer is getting me excited for EPCOT too!

    Guests visiting EPCOT (or any of the Disney Parks) are not required to make reservations for most rides or attractions. Most have traditional standby lines where you can wait in line to ride. The one important exception in EPCOT is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This ride requires the use of a virtual queue that you can access on your My Disney Experience app. Guests have two opportunities to access the virtual queue. The first comes at 7:00 AM (on the dot) to secure a boarding group for the attraction. You do not need to be in the park to secure the 7:00 AM boarding group opportunity. Your second chance comes at 1:00 PM (on the dot). At this time, you must be inside EPCOT to secure a boarding group. Again, all of this is available in your My Disney Experience app! There is no charge for using the virtual queue.

    The other option for riding Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is to purchase a Lightning Lane pass. You will need your My Disney Experience app to purchase a Lightning Lane pass. From the main menu of your app, select “Tip Board.” Then select the Lightning Lane attraction that you would like to purchase. You will then be prompted to purchase your Lightning Lane pass.

    Stacy, go protect the galaxy, go soar around the world, or even better, do both and so much more during your Disney Day at EPCOT!

    Happy Planning!


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