Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opens to the Disney World public on Friday, May 27, and will only be accessible via virtual queue or Individual Lightning Lane.
This situation means that everybody who visits EPCOT will technically get the chance to experience the attraction. Just like the other attractions that came before it (Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure), the virtual queue will only be accessible to those Guests who score a Theme Park Reservation specifically for EPCOT. Previously, however, those EPCOT Guests who were either not fast enough to join the virtual queue on the My Disney Experience App or visiting EPCOT courtesy of the Park Hopper option had no chance to ride the new attraction. Not any more.
Disney World will immediately begin offering Individual Lightning Lane Access for Cosmic Rewind: an extra-cost service that will allow Guests without virtual queue access to still enjoy the ride. Lightning Lane access pricing varies depending on the attraction, but it will most likely cost Guests $15 (plus tax) per person for Cosmic Rewind.
We at Disney Fanatic have been listening to our readers and understand that not everyone is happy with this extra cost. So we decided to ask the blunt question:
Would you pay for Lightning Lane access to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind?
950 Disney fans participated in the survey, and it appears the answer is nearly a 50/50 split!
Out of our 950 Participants, 470 said YES, and 480 said NO.
Additional comments elaborating on the yes/no answer remained scarce, with one participant from each side willing to chime in.
One said, “I went on it Friday hell yes worth it,” while another said, “It costs a fortune to enter the park and then you want to charge more… Been there, done that and realised the magic has gone!”
Over the past several weeks, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has received a seemingly constant flow of stellar reviews from members of the media, Disney and Theme Park Insiders, and Annual Passholders, thanks to previewing opportunities. There is little doubt that it is a great ride. But when one has a family of 5, one has to wonder if it is truly worth spending an extra $75 to experience?
Starting May 27, the option will be there, and only time will tell just what the majority of Disney World Guests decide.
In the meantime, we at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.