Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Sticks to Virtual Queue Despite Test Track Closure

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Posted: Monday June 17, 2024 3:30pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With EPCOT's Test Track now closed for a significant refurbishment, many park-goers hoped that the popular Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind would switch from its virtual queue system to a traditional standby line. However, Disney has decided to keep the virtual queue in place.

While the virtual queue allows Disney better operational control and efficiency in guest flow management while minimizing congestion around the attraction, it creates a planning burden for guests and limits the number of times the attraction can be experienced in a day.

You can ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind up to three times in a single day. Secure a spot in the virtual queue at 7:00 am or 1:00 pm, purchase an Individual Lightning Lane access, and join the virtual queue again if staying at a Deluxe Resort during Extended Evening Hours.

Implications for Guests Visiting EPCOT

With Test Track closed and Cosmic Rewind sticking to its virtual queue, here's what you can expect:

Virtual Queue Timing: Virtual queue slots for Cosmic Rewind are released at 7:00 am and 1:00 pm daily. The 7:00 am release can be accessed from anywhere, while the 1:00 pm release requires guests to be inside EPCOT. The morning distribution typically reaches capacity in around 4 seconds, with the afternoon distribution usually remaining open for longer (minutes).

Increased Wait Times Elsewhere: Other popular attractions like Frozen Ever After, Soarin' Around the World, and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure may see increased wait times as guests seek alternative experiences. Even traditionally low-wait-time and high-capacity attractions like Spaceship Earth and Living With The Land boat ride will likely see longer waits.

Strategic Planning: More than ever, planning your day at EPCOT will be crucial. Use the My Disney Experience app to keep track of wait times, virtual queue releases, and available experiences.

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gerarar1 day ago

Yeah it’s from the whole data set since the ride opened. If you look back like a year or more ago, the drops for the morning actually did take that long.

C33Mom1 day ago

As it turns out, probably a lot longer than you would think. 🙃 @gerarar, I went back through the early posts looking but didn’t see it— how is the “average” time calculated? Is it over the whole life of the ride? I can’t figure out how the average morning drop time is upwards of 10m when I haven’t seen it last longer than a minute or so in weeks.

gerarar1 day ago

Final Day 781 Stats (7/16): 7am: 5.7 secs 1pm: 6914.9 secs, or ~1 hour 55 mins BG 158 (+16) is the last BG called for the day at 8pm. Notable stoppages: None Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 17m -> 17m (+0) 1pm: 2hr 35m -> 2hr 35m (+0) That does it for Day 781 of GotG: CR!

gerarar1 day ago

1pm drop lasted for 6914.931 secs, or ~1 hour 55 mins. Tuesday 1pm Drop Average: 2hr 35m -> 2hr 35m (+0) Up to BG 73 called at 1pm, 15 more than yesterday.

gerarar1 day ago

7am drop lasted for 5.714 secs. Tuesday 7am Drop Average: 17m -> 17m (+0) BG's 1-16 called at 8:40am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar1 day ago

Final Day 780 Stats (7/15): 7am: 2.1 secs 1pm: 2.3 secs 6pm: 2.3 secs BG 142 (-9) is the last BG called during regular park hours at 8:15pm. For EEH, resumed at 8:46pm with BG's 151-155 with BG 190 as the last BG called for the day at 10pm. Notable stoppages: 9:35 - 10:05am 10:51 - 11:26am 3:35 - 4:05pm 4:05 - 4:22pm Average pace: 5mins/BG, 3mins/BG during EEH VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 10.0s -> 9.9s (-0.1s) 1pm: 55m -> 55m (+0) 6pm: 17m -> 17m (+0) That does it for Day 780 of GotG: CR!

gerarar2 days ago

6pm drop lasted for 2.249 secs. Monday 6pm Drop Average: 17m -> 17m (+0) Up to BG 113 called at 1pm, 15 less than yesterday.

gerarar2 days ago

1pm drop lasted for 2.318 secs. Monday 1pm Drop Average: 55m -> 55m (+0) Up to BG 58 called at 1pm, 8 less than yesterday.

gerarar2 days ago

7am drop lasted for 2.071 secs. Monday 7am Drop Average: 10.0s -> 9.9s (-0.1s) BG’s 1-16 called at 8:30am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar3 days ago

Final Day 779 Stats (7/14): 7am: 2.1 secs 1pm: 1853.2 secs, or ~31 mins BG 151 (+1) is the last BG called for the day at 7:59pm. Notable stoppages: None Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 9.2s -> 9.1s (-0.1s) 1pm: 1hr 32m -> 1hr 31m (-1m) That does it for Day 779 of GotG: CR!

gerarar3 days ago

1pm drop lasted for 1853.204 secs, or ~31 mins. Sunday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 32m -> 1hr 31m (-1m) Up to BG 66 called at 1pm, same as yesterday.

gerarar3 days ago

7am drop lasted for 2.105 secs. Sunday 7am Drop Average: 22.5s -> 22.4s (-0.1s) BG's 1-16 called at 8:33am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar3 days ago

Final Day 778 Stats (7/13): 7am: 2.4 secs 1pm: 25.1 secs BG 150 (+8) is the last BG called for the day at 8pm. Notable stoppages: 11:10 - 11:30am Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 9.2s -> 9.1s (-0.1s) 1pm: 1hr 0m -> 59m (-1m) That does it for Day 778 of GotG: CR!

gerarar3 days ago

1pm drop lasted for 25.127 secs. Saturday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 0m -> 59m (-1m) Up to BG 66 called at 1pm, 2 less than yesterday.