How to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

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How to experience Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

So, you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World and want to experience Epcot’s newest attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, with its immersive storyline, high-tech ride system, and impressive theming. But you have a decision to make: Should you choose the Individual Lightning Lane option or join the virtual queue?

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

First, let’s define these two options.

The Individual Lightning Lane option is a paid upgrade that allows you to skip the standby line and access the Lightning Lane entrance at a designated time. The cost varies depending on the attraction and the day of your visit. Alternatively, the virtual queue is a free option. it allows you to join a ‘boarding group’ using your mobile device. Boarding groups are notified when it’s time to ride.

So, how do you choose between these two options for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind? Here are some factors to consider:

Your Budget

If you’re on a tight budget, the virtual queue is the way to go as it’s free. However, if you have some extra cash and want to save time, the Individual Lightning Lane option might be worth the cost.

Your Schedule

If you have a tight schedule and want to maximize your time at Epcot, the Individual Lightning Lane is a good option as you can choose a specific time to ride and avoid waiting in line. However, if you have a more time and a flexible schedule, the virtual queue might work just fine.

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Your Preferences

If you don’t mind waiting in line and enjoy the anticipation that comes with it, the virtual queue might be a great choice. However, if you’d rather consider dental surgery than to even think of hanging out in that lengthy queue, the Individual Lightning Lane might be the way to go.

Bonus Factor to Consider

If you are a BIG fan of Guardians of the Galaxy or Disney Imagineering, in general, and don’t want to miss a single detail of the total experience, keep in mind that the Individual Lightening Lane access bypasses a significant portion of the queue. This is great if you’re more interested in getting on that fabulous coaster. But not so much if you’re into that stuff.

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Do you really have to choose just one way?

Nope! Even if you plan to purchase an Individual Lightening Lane, you can try to join the boarding group when it opens. Do this first as the boarding groups fill quickly. After that, select an available time for your Individual Lightening Lane. Or, you can double-team it and have one person in your group getting the Individual Lightening Lanes while the other(s) try for the virtual queue.

Ultimately, the choice between the Individual Lightning Lane and virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind comes down to your personal preferences and priorities. If you’re willing to pay a little extra to save time and have a more seamless experience, the Individual Lightning Lane might be worth the cost. However, if you’re willing and able to spend more time to save the money or enjoy the anticipation of waiting in line, the virtual queue is a great option. Regardless of which option you choose, you’re sure to have a thrilling ride on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot.

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