Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Mar 6, 2023
    Darryl from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    So at say 5:00am I can purchase genie plus, and just like a resort guest make lightning lane reservations at 7:00am.. But the virutal que and individual lightning lanes are not available until park open? We are going to epcot on 3/25/23.Guardians possible?

    Darryl,

    Thanks for asking me your question at planDisney!

    Let me clear a few items and times up for you. This way you can get all your planning ready, and you can increase your chances of helping the Guardians save the galaxy!

    Genie+ Purchase Time
    You can purchase Genie+ starting at 12:01 AM on the actual day of use. But 5 am will be fine too! This won’t really play into getting a ride time for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, but it does help with so many other attractions!

    Virtual Queue
    As for the Virtual Queue for Guardians of the Galaxy, the first queue is at 7:00 am, and there will be a follow-up opportunity at 1:00 pm. There is no preferential selection time for someone staying at a Disney Resort hotel, so 7 am is the time for everyone.

    Individual Lightning Lanes
    As for an Individual Lightning Lane purchase, that begins at 7 am for guests of Disney Resort hotels, or at park opening for all other guests.

    BONUS TIP
    You do not have to be in the park for the 7 am virtual queue, but you do have to be in EPCOT to participate in the 1 pm queue. On evenings with the Extended Evening Theme Park hours there can be an added virtual queue opportunity at 6 pm as well.

    BOTTOM LINE
    You can try both the virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the Individual Lightning Lane purchase in the morning at 7 am. If neither works out for you that morning, don’t worry. You can try the virtual queue again in the afternoon. I have had more than once where I was successful in the afternoon virtual queue selection for an attraction. Good luck!

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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