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What you need to know to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

We’ve seen the sneak peeks, but soon everyone will have a chance to ride Epcot’s newest – and some say best – attraction. Here’s what you need to know to ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind when it opens on May 27, 2022.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Images courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open with a virtual queue. Guests may also have the opportunity to purchase an individual Lightning Lane entry to the attraction; however, there will be no standby queue option.

How to enter the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind virtual queue:

Walt Disney World Virtual Queue

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on the day of their park reservation, guests with a valid ticket or pass and a Disney Park Pass Reservation for Epcot will be able to check for an available boarding group via the My Disney Experience app and request access to the virtual queue. This can be done before you enter the park. 

There will be a second opportunity to join the virtual queue at 1:00 p.m. for anyone who couldn’t join a boarding group earlier in the day. Guests must be inside Epcot to access the second virtual queue opportunity.  

To give as many guests as possible the opportunity to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, each guest can only enter the virtual queue once per day during regular park hours. Please note that joining the virtual queue does not guaranteeyou will be able to ride.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Virtual queue during extended evening hours  

Registered guests staying at a Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, or other select hotels will have an additional opportunity to request to join the virtual queue at 6:00 p.m. during extended evening theme park hours on select dates. Guests with this benefit do not need to be in Epcot to request to join at that time. 

Guests will need valid admission and a theme park reservation for the same park on the same day to experience extended evening hours. Guests can also experience extended evening hours if they have a ticket or annual pass with the Park Hopper option and first enter the park where they made their reservation. Click here for details.

Click here for more information about the virtual queue.

How to purchase individual Lightning Lane entry for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind:

Guests with valid park admission and a park reservation can purchase individual Lightning Lane entry in the My Disney Experience app via the Disney Genie service on the same day of their visit, subject to availability. Click here for details.

Virtual queue and individual Lightning Lane entry are only accessible via the My Disney Experience app. Guest Experience Team cast members will be available to answer questions and help guests register for a virtual queue or purchase an individual Lightning Lane entry.

How to download and share your attraction photos:

There will be two options to have your Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind photo automatically linked to your My Disney Experience account:  

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attractions photos
  1. Enable Bluetooth for the My Disney Experience app before riding. Be sure you’ve logged into the app sometime earlier that day, and keep your device out of low power mode.
  2. Wear a MagicBand that’s linked to your My Disney Experience account.

Don’t forget to share your attraction photos on social media using #CosmicRewind and #SaveTheGalaxyTime. 

Check out our full Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind report and get ready to save the galaxy on May 27th.


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