Mom and daughter in GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • On Aug 15, 2023
    Emily 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.

    If I want to purchase the lightening lane for guardians of the galaxy cosmic rewind but don’t have a reservation for Epcot, can I still do that at 7am? We do have the hopper pass and plan to go after 2pm.

    Hi Emily!

    Welcome to planDisney. We're so glad you stopped by with a question today. I'm excited to hear you'll be visiting EPCOT this fall and love that you are already making plans to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind during your trip. It's one of my favorite attractions across all the Disney Parks!

    Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, or other select hotels, can purchase Individual Lightning Lanes at 7 a.m. on the day of their visit, with a valid theme park reservation. Guests staying at an off-site property can begin purchasing at the official park opening. Hopefully, you already have your resort accommodations squared away and will be staying right in the middle of the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. If so, I'm happy to share that you will have the opportunity to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for this out-of-this-world attraction even if you aren't beginning your day at EPCOT. In fact, my son and I did just that during a 4-parks, 1-day challenge we tackled last month. 

    We also had Park Hopper Option tickets and reserved Disney's Hollywood Studios as our first park. However, we completed our Individual Lightning Lane purchases for both Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT and TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise at Magic Kingdom Park at 7 a.m. We opted for 5:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., respectively for those attractions, but you'll just need to make sure you select an arrival time after park hopping begins at 2 p.m. 

    Pro tip: if you are traveling by complimentary bus transportation from another park, the first park-to-park bus usually heads out at 1:30 p.m. We like to begin making our way out of our first park around 1:15 p.m. to ensure we get on that first bus to our next destination.

    Your October visit puts you right in the middle of the delicious action at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival so take time to explore the exciting menu offerings at the many Global Marketplaces. I especially enjoyed the menu at the Greece Marketplace and recommend tantalizing your test buds with a treat from Brew-Wing Lab at the Odyssey. Did someone say Pickle Milkshake? The Hawaii Marketplace also recently opened now through the end of the festival and you won't want to miss the incredible SPAM Sushi there. My husband and I are making a beeline there on our visit next month!

    Emily please stop back and see us with any additional questions, or reach out to me directly if I can be of further assistance.

    Wishing you a most magical visit,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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