Guests in ride car for GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • On Aug 21, 2023
    Jessica from TN 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! Upcoming trip and have a question regarding virtual queues! We plan to start the day in magic kingdom and hop to Epcot. Is it possible to join a virtual queue ahead of time for Guardians or do I have to be in the park to join the guardians virtual que?

    Hi Jessica, thanks for asking this great question to planDisney!

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has become my absolute favorite attraction and I can't help but smile from ear to ear each time I launch into space!  I've been able to experience this attraction with every song choice with the exception of “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire.  I am hopeful I can experience this song during my next visit to EPCOT. In case you are wondering, here is a list of the other songs currently on the playlist:

    • “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps
    • "Conga” by Gloria Estefan
    • "Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears
    • "I Ran” by A Flock of Seagulls
    • "One Way or Another” by Blondie
    I am so happy that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has a Virtual Queue available.  I can't imagine what the stand-by wait times would be otherwise due to the popularity of this attraction. Currently, there are 2 opportunities each day to request to join the virtual queue (subject to change):

        7:00 am - Guests do not need to be in EPCOT to join the virtual queue.
        1:00 pm - Guests MUST be in EPCOT to join the virtual queue.

    Additionally, there is another opportunity to request to join the virtual queue at 6:00 pm on select dates during Extended Evening Theme Park Hours for eligible guests.

    So, to answer your specific question, yes - you will need to physically enter EPCOT before you can request to join the virtual queue.  I attempted this exact scenario on my last visit to Walt Disney World on three occasions and I was successful one time.

    Disney includes Park Hopper Availability on the Hours & Events Calendar. Generally, park hopping begins at 2:00 pm but please check the calendar prior to your vacation as times are subject to change.

    Finally, if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin or the Shades of Green hotel, you also have the opportunity to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane  beginning at 7:00 am each morning (also subject to change). 

    Jessica, I hope you find this information helpful.  Thanks again for stopping by planDisney!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

Hello! I’m Diane from Connecticut. I am a retired project manager and I'm married with three grown children.  My family enjoys traveling to Walt Disney World and believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes in the Northeast, no two are the same! Learn More About Diane

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