Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On Jan 21, 2024
    Robert from West Yorkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there, I am trying to catch up on the changes to lightening lane reservations and Genie+. Can you book rides such as Rise of the Resistance in advance of your trip via the Disney Genie app? Or is it still 7am & 1pm?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Robert! I remember answering some of your earlier questions and am delighted to see you back. Hope you managed to catch the footy on your previous visit!

    Ok, Disney's Genie Service. At the moment, you can't advance book any Lighting Lane reservations through Genie+ or Individual Lightning Lanes. Each day (from 12am), you can buy Genie+ on either a single or multiple-park basis. This will allow you to start booking eligible Lightning Lanes from 7am. You can book your next Genie+ Lightning Lane reservation from when the earlier one is used or 120 minutes after the Park opening time, whichever happens earliest.

    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and other top-tier Disney rides are available through Individual Lightning Lanes, which work slightly differently from Genie+. On the morning of your visit, if you are a Disney Resort hotel Guest, you may book an Individual Lightning Lane from 7am. If you are staying offsite, the Individual Lightning Lanes bookings are open to Guests at Park Opening time. 

    Finally, some of the newest rides have Virtual Queues. Right now, that includes Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. For this, you will have an opportunity at 7am to nab a virtual queue spot. If you are in the same Park as the virtual queue ride at 1pm, so in EPCOT for Guardians at 1pm, you will have a second opportunity to join the virtual queue. 

    All of these options are accessed through your My Disney Experience App. If you are travelling with another adult willing to help with the planning in the morning, ask them to set up their own My Disney Experience Account and ensure your party is linked in My Family and Friends. I've always appreciated the assistance! 

    I hope this helps Robert, but if you need further clarification, you know where we are at planDisney! Wishing you and your fellow Guests an epic time at Walt Disney World. 

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