Guardians of the Galaxy at Night; EPCOT
  • On Oct 1, 2023
    Sarah from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Why do the new rides TRON and COSMIC REWIND-Guardians of the Galaxy, not have a standby line? It’s quite unfair, and certainly not the Disney way. You have no choice to ride again except for once a day with joining virtual queue for free, or pay for Genie+

    Hi Sarah, welcome to planDisney!

    Walt Disney World Resort continues to raise the bar when it comes to thrill rides. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT and TRON Lightcycle / Run reinvent what it feels like to be completely immersed in Disney storytelling. The storytelling for Guardians of the Galaxy begins as soon as you enter the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion and extends until your dance party down the exit stairs. I've asked it before and I'll ask it again, "What will they think of next?!"

    Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle / Run can currently be accessed by joining a virtual queue and/or purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane (not included with Disney Genie+ service). I understand you're frustrated about the current lack of a standby queue for Walt Disney World Resort's newest thrills, Sarah. As Sven said to Kristoff, "You feel what you feel and those feelings are real." I have no inside knowledge about the decision-making process that determines how Guests access new attractions, but I have faith in The Five Keys that guide the decision makers: Safety, Courtesy, Show, Efficiency, and Inclusion. 

    I remember experiencing new attractions at Walt Disney World Resort before Lightning Lanes. Before virtual queues. Even before FastPasses! I vividly remember waiting over three hours to experience Toy Story Midway Mania!, now Toy Story Mania!, for the first time, which is a memory that did not earn a place in my family's scrapbook. Virtual queues prevent less-than-magical 3-hour waits and give the largest number of Guests an opportunity to experience the latest and the greatest Disney thrills. Individual Lightning Lanes add flexibility and convenience for Guests that choose to invest in scheduling their experience and/or repeating a must-do experience. There are even Disney After Hours events scheduled at various times of the year for those who wish to experience the most popular attractions again and again and again! 

    Historically speaking, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opened with virtual queues and now have standby queues. When the time is right, Sarah, I hope that trend continues with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle / Run. Until that time, I'll get what I get and I won't get upset. Next up for me is joining the 6:00 p.m. virtual queue for TRON during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party later this month. Hope to see you there!

    Choose magic,

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