Guests in ride car for GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy; EPCOT
  • On May 2, 2024
    John from Northumberland 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 from the UK and haven’t been to Disney since lockdown. We are here for 2 weeks , just tried to get a virtual queue for Guardians clicked bang on 7am and it stated there wasn’t anything how can this be?

    Hey there, John, and welcome back to the Most Magical Place on Earth! I'm so excited you have found your way back to the magic after a few years, and I am wishing you the best vacation ever! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous of your two-week adventure; you've got plenty of time to explore all of the springtime offerings all around the parks and resorts!

    John, it's true that Everybody Wants to Rule the World, so snagging a boarding group for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a little bit of luck and a little bit of a mystery. There have been times when I Ran to the My Disney Experience mobile app ready to go at 7 AM to see the same message about boarding groups not being available, but One Way or Another, I hope I can offer you a few tips and tricks to help you secure a place in the Conga line while you're here!

    One thing I always do when trying to secure a boarding group is log into the app about 10-15 minutes before 7 AM, and go through the process of confirming my party in advance so that when the clock strikes 7, I'm ready to go. I also usually have another member of my travel party open the online World Clock on their device and as soon as it strikes 6:59:59 EST, I pull down to refresh. When taking on this most extreme mission to save the galaxy, don't hesitate! Click to join and confirm as fast as possible, and hopefully, you'll see a boarding group on display!

    If these steps don't work, you do have a few extra options to enjoy this attraction. Remember that at 1 PM, guests who are inside EPCOT will have the opportunity to join the Virtual Queue for a second time. For this process, I recommend finding a quiet spot and turning off the Wi-Fi on your phone - it's what has worked for me in the past to get that second group! If you are a guest staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort on a night when EPCOT is offering Extended Evening Theme Park Hours, you will also have an opportunity to join a third Virtual Queue on those select nights starting at 6 PM.

    One final option is to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane to experience this attraction. Guests of Disney Resorts Collection hotels are eligible for this starting at 7 AM, and all other guests may purchase this admission at park opening. If this is a can't-miss attraction, it might be worth the extra cost for the experience; my girls love the ride so much that we often try to snag both a boarding group and an Individual Lightning Lane so we can experience it twice on the same day!

    John, I hope this helps and I hope you get the chance to experience this most exciting intergalactic mission! I'm sending all the pixie dust in the universe your way for a magical vacation and a boarding group!

    Embrace the Magic,
    Alison
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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