'Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind' joins the Extended Evening Hours attraction line-up at EPCOT and will use a Virtual Queue

May 17, 2022 in "Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind"

Posted: Tuesday May 17, 2022 2:31pm Et by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has confirmed that the new "Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind" will join the Extended Evening Hours lineup at EPCOT from May 30 2022.

At 6pm on Extended Evening theme park hours nights at EPCOT, 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 for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

This means that guests can use the Virtual Queue twice on a day that offers Extended Evening Hours, once during the 7am or 1pm distribution, and again at the 6pm distribution.

To join the 6pm Virtual Queue, you do not need to be inside EPCOT. Learn more about Cosmic Rewind's Virtual Queue.

Extended Evening Hours take place for 2 hours immediately following regular park close, which is typically 9pm to 11pm at EPCOT.

Visit our "Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind" FAQ for more answers to common questions.


Hotels Eligible for EPCOT Extended Evening Hours

Extended evening theme park hours is a benefit for registered Guests staying at Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts, which include:

Disney Deluxe Resorts

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts
Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney's Beach Club Villas
Disney's BoardWalk Villas
Disney's Old Key West Resort
Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Other Select Hotels

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
Shades of Green on Walt Disney World

EPCOT Extended Evening Hours attraction Line-up

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
Frozen Ever After
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Mission: SPACE
Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
Soarin’ Around the World
Spaceship Earth
Test Track
The Seas with Nemo & Friends

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nickysJun 26, 2022

They are continuing through the Halloween Party dates so no reason why they won’t during the Christmas Party nights.

PeopleMoverLoverJun 26, 2022

Has there been any word on what if the extended evening hours will continue as normal in November and December with the Christmas party going on at Magic Kingdom as well? I noticed that all the dates for the party avoided Wednesdays and I'm assuming it shouldn't affect Epcot's extended evening hours either right?

DCBakerJun 17, 2022

This could be an error, but for those planning ahead for an August trip, there are currently no Extended Evening Hours listed for August 22nd and 24th after an update today. ETA - Disney has added the missing dates, August 22nd and 24th, to the Extended Evening Hours calendar today(6-21).

helenabearMay 23, 2022

It was when we rode it in March. In fact it was nice and quiet as well. A few others were there as well. We rode it simply because it was a good time for us and it was totally walk on.

UK DisneyMay 22, 2022

We had tickets for fireworks at Rose & Crown and waited at least ten mins after the show finished before trying any rides.

doctornickMay 22, 2022

I notice that the Nemo ride is open during the extra evening hours. is the rest of the Seas pavilion open? Like when when you get off the ride can you still see the live displays or do they kick you out? Gotta think the place would be completely empty during that time. Honestly not even sure why would run Nemo. Probably would make more sense to me to run LwtL instead to make it more worthwhile to head to the Land during that time.

doctornickMay 22, 2022

Soarin’ has it lines be pretty modest during regular hours at night; if you are going to the park prior to the extra hours might make sense to hit it prior to Harmonious. It does seem like FAE/TT/CR +/- SSE in some order would be the most efficient use of the evening extra hours just due to geographic grouping. It’s great that they added Rat to the park because that area needed it but it’s far from everything else. Would be nice if they added a high quality ride to a nearby pavilion (Mt Fuji coaster in Japan, I’m looking at you) to spread out crowds.

curry767May 22, 2022

Did you watch Harmonious or did you hit the queues whilst the show was on?

TouchdownMay 22, 2022

my method for Epcot has always been Soarin, SRL Test Track, Frozen. Rat is too far away from everything else. I suspect my new plan with Guardians will be Test Track SRL, Frozen, Guardians.

UK DisneyMay 22, 2022

We did extended evening hours Monday gone @ Epoc and it was a complete waste of time, test track was still 50 mins (not inflated) perhaps we got our strategy wrong, only Soarin seemed reasonable, luckily we had already done the rides during the day and we just ended up walking about looking in the shops. We also did extended hours @ Magic on Tuesday which was much better, walked onto most rides but think the rain may have scared folk off and it was until 1am. Magic was worth it just for the photo's you could take of an almost empty park. Not sure Epcot is the best park for extended hours. Also does anyone know if the select other hotels have previously been included in extended hours? I've just not noticed on the wording until now.

pdude81May 20, 2022

And when you paid for EMM I think it was limited only to FL.

AnteaterMay 20, 2022

Thanks. That link helps a lot. I hadn't visited that since I don't have anything booked.

nickysMay 20, 2022

There are some rides that don’t open, like the Safari at AK This is a list of the rides that are open, from the WDW site: https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/guest-services/early-entry/

TouchdownMay 20, 2022

The Safari is not part of EMH at AK, I doubt ittbab or Triceratops Spin are either. DHS is pretty much everything (maybe not Muppets or Star Tours) and I haven’t been to Epcot in the morning recently.