Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Mar 26, 2023
    Brittany 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.

    I understand you can attempt to enter the virtual queue at 6pm on extended evening hours nights if you're eligible. Is there any chance of your boarding group being called before evening hours officially begin? I would rather arrive when they start.

    Hi there, Brittany!  Welcome back to planDisney!

    It's always a treat to stay at a Disney Deluxe Resort.  With close proximity to the theme parks, spacious rooms, and amazing dining options, a deluxe-level stay is nothing short of magical.  One of my favorite perks of staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or a Disney Deluxe Villa Resort is the ability to attend extended evening theme park hours.

    Extended evening theme park hours for deluxe resort Guests are offered on select nights at select theme parks.  Be sure to check the park hours in your My Disney Experience mobile app to verify the schedule for extended evening theme park hours.  On days when there are extended evening theme park hours at EPCOT, deluxe resort Guests will have the opportunity to join the virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at 6:00 p.m.  Once TRON Lightcycle / Run officially opens on April 4, 2023, there will also be a 6:00 p.m. opportunity to join that attraction's virtual queue on days when extended evening theme park hours are held at Magic Kingdom Park.

    If you are successful in obtaining a spot in the virtual queue for one of these attractions, you will be assigned a boarding group.  You will receive a push notification through your My Disney Experience mobile app when your boarding group is called, and at that time, you will have a one-hour window to arrive at the attraction.  In my experience, the boarding groups assigned during the 6:00 p.m. distribution typically are not called until the beginning of extended evening theme park hours.  However, the timing of boarding groups varies from day to day, so there is still a chance that your number could come up a bit earlier.  While it's difficult to say for certain when your boarding group will be called, there are some ways that you can estimate the approximate time that you will have your turn to ride.  

    If you open your My Disney Experience mobile app and click on the three little lines in the bottom-right corner of your screen, you will see a menu.  When you select "Virtual Queues" from that menu, you will be able to see what group numbers are currently boarding, as well as an approximate wait time for your assigned boarding group.  This should help you in determining what time you need to arrive at the theme park to experience the virtual queue attraction.

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is such a blast!  Experiencing this attraction is pure joy, and it's been my favorite since its opening last year.  A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to preview TRON Lightcycle / Run, and I'm thrilled to tell you that it is also among my top Walt Disney World Resort attractions.  I'm so excited for you to have some extra chances to experience these amazing attractions during your upcoming trip!

    Have a magical day!

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