Guardians of the Galaxy at Night
  • On Nov 10, 2022
    Christy from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello , Visiting next month ! Have a two day park hopper . Was planning to do Hollywood studios and Epcot on the same day .. any tips on which to do first … trying to ride guardians of the galaxy and rise of the resistance .. staying on property ..

    Welcome to planDisney, Christy!

    I'm so excited for you! A two-day ticket with the Park Hopper Option is a fantastic way to experience The Most Magical Place on Earth. You'll be visiting at the most wonderful time of the year too! 

    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind are my two favorite rides at Walt Disney World. However, riding them both on the same day is a challenge. But as Mary Poppins said, “Everything is possible, even the impossible.

    Since there is no standby line for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, you'll have to either purchase an Individual Lighting Lane entrance at 7:00 AM or join the virtual queue. You'll have two (maybe three) opportunities to join the virtual queue. The first opportunity is at 7:00 AM (you don't need to be in the park when you join, but you must have a theme park reservation for EPCOT). The second opportunity is at 1:00 PM (you must have already visited EPCOT prior to 1:00 PM that day, but do not have to be in the park when you join).

    There is also a possible third opportunity to join the virtual queue. You mentioned that you were staying on property. If you're staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, then you may have an additional opportunity to request to join the virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. On December 12, Guests can enjoy EPCOT even longer with extended evening theme park hours. Therefore, Guests who can take advantage of this perk can also join the virtual queue at 6:00 PM.  

    With all this in mind, here's what I would personally recommend: I would begin your day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. That way, you could go straight to Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, experience Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, explore Batuu, grab a bite to eat at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, enjoy a blue milk, and then devote the rest of your day to enjoying the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. At 7:00 AM, try and get an Individual Lightning Lane for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Bear in mind that you'll want it for after 2:00 PM that day (since you can't park hop until then).

    So that's my opinion, Christy. In the words of Ursula, "Life is full of tough choices, isn't it?" Whatever you choose, I'm sure you'll have a magical day! 

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

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