Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane availability improving at Disney World's Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Jun 08, 2022 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane signs
Posted: Wednesday June 8, 2022 9:15am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Availability of Virtual Queue boarding groups and Lightning Lane Individual Attraction purchase is improving at EPCOT's new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Virtual Queue boarding groups are distributed daily at 7am and 1pm. While the 7am distribution continues to reach capacity nearly instantaneously in around 3 to 4 seconds, the 1pm availability window has significantly expanded in recent days.

Beginning June 1, the 1pm distribution window was open for 3 minutes, which, although still very short, is a significant boost over previous days measured in just seconds.

Things improved dramatically on June 3 as the 1pm window remained open for 14 minutes, followed by 23 minutes on June 4 and 17 minutes on June 5. June 6 saw a drop back to just over 2 minutes, but June 7 jumped to a whopping 90 minutes.

For Lightning Lane Individual Attraction Purchase, things have also improved from the first week. Some days are now seeing availability well into regular park hours, as late as 10am. On some days, Lightning Lane passes continue to sell out before normal park opening, meaning Lightning Lane access is exclusive to Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests on those days.

The best advice for experiencing Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Rewind continues to be to attempt a 7am Virtual Queue boarding group reservation. If unsuccessful, you then have an option to make a Lightning Lane purchase, which will likely secure you a ride before 2pm. If you missed the 7am, and chose not to make a Lightning Lane purchase, you are almost certain to be able to secure a Virtual Queue boarding group at the 1pm opening.

On days when EPCOT offers Extended Evening Hours for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests, Virtual Queue availability remains very limited. On the first night, all spots in the 6pm Virtual Queue were allocated almost instantly in around 2 seconds. The situation was the same on the second Extended Evening Hours that occurred last night. If attending an Extended Evening Hours night, experiencing Cosmic Rewind is a bit of a lottery, with the only option to try at precisely 6pm to join the Virtual Queue.

Visit our "Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind" FAQ for more answers to common questions including Virtual Queues and Lightning Lane.

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gerarar15 hours ago

Final Day 749 Stats (6/14): 7am: 2.3 secs 1pm: 17.3 secs BG 152 (+6) is the last BG called for the day at 8pm. Notable stoppages: 3:59 - 4:16pm Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 49.1s -> 48.6s (-0.5s) 1pm: 1hr 11m -> 1hr 10m (-1m) That does it for Day 749 of GotG: CR!

gerarar15 hours ago

1pm drop lasted for 17.321 secs. Friday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 11m -> 1hr 10m (-1m) Up to BG 69 called at 1pm, 6 more than yesterday.

gerarar1 day ago

7am drop lasted for 2.297 secs. Friday 7am Drop Average: 49.1s -> 48.6s (-0.5s) BG's 1-18 called at 8:41am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar1 day ago

Final Day 748 Stats (6/13): 7am: 2.7 secs 1pm: 5.5 secs BG 146 (-9) is the last BG called for the day at 8pm. Notable stoppages: 11:09 - 11:30am Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 4m -> 4m (+0) 1pm: 1hr 55m -> 1hr 54m (-1m) That does it for Day 748 of GotG: CR!

gerarar1 day ago

1pm drop lasted for 5.465 secs. Thursday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 55m -> 1hr 54m (-1m) Up to BG 63 called at 1pm, 2 less than yesterday.

gerarar2 days ago

7am drop lasted for 2.741 secs. Thursday 7am Drop Average: 4m -> 4m (+0) BG's 1-18 called at 8:40am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar2 days ago

Final Day 747 Stats (6/12): 7am: 9.6 secs 1pm: 3923.2 secs, or ~1 hour 5 mins BG 155 (+7) is the last BG called for the day at 8pm. Notable stoppages: 9:49 - 10:07am 2:50 - 3:10pm 4:25 - 4:44pm 6:32 - 6:51pm Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 11m -> 11m (+0) 1pm: 3hr 2m -> 3hr 1m (-1m) That does it for Day 747 of GotG: CR!

gerarar2 days ago

1pm drop lasted for 3923.238 secs, or ~1 hour 5 mins. Wednesday 1pm Drop Average: 3hr 2m -> 3hr 1m (-1m) Up to BG 65 called at 1pm, same as yesterday.

gerarar2 days ago

7am drop lasted for 9.548 secs. Wednesday 7am Drop Average: 11m -> 11m (+0) BG's 1-18 called at 8:41am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar3 days ago

Final Day 746 Stats (6/11): 7am: 2.9 secs 1pm: 675.9 secs, or ~11 mins BG 148 (+5) is the last BG called for the day at 8pm. Notable stoppages: None Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 18m -> 18m (+0) 1pm: 2hr 41m -> 2hr 40m (-1m) That does it for Day 746 of GotG: CR!

gerarar3 days ago

1pm drop lasted for 675.941 secs, or ~11 mins. Tuesday 1pm Drop Average: 2hr 41m -> 2hr 40m (-1m) Up to BG 65 called at 1pm, 7 more than yesterday.

gerarar3 days ago

7am drop lasted for 2.924 secs. Tuesday 7am Drop Average: 18m -> 18m (+0) BG's 1-17 called at 8:41am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar4 days ago

Final Day 745 Stats (6/10): 7am: 2.2 secs 1pm: 69.8 secs 6pm: 2.7 secs BG 143 (-6) is the last BG called during regular park hours at 8:29pm. For EEH, resumed at 8:56pm with BG's 155-162 with BG 188 as the last BG called for the day at 10pm. Notable stoppages: 10:10 - 10:35am 12:41 - 1:13pm Average pace: 5mins/BG, 3mins/BG during EEH VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 10.4s -> 10.3s (-0.1s) 1pm: 58m -> 57m (-1m) 6pm: 18m -> 18m (+0) That does it for Day 745 of GotG: CR!

gerarar4 days ago

6pm drop lasted for 2.683 secs. Monday 6pm Drop Average: 18m -> 18m (+0) Up to BG 111 called at 6pm, 13 less than yesterday.