Bottom line

Getting a chance to ride Disney World’s newest spectacular is difficult, but don’t worry; it’s more than worth the effort.

Cosmic Rewind is now my favorite ride at Walt Disney World, and it’s not going away any time soon. It isn’t a one-and-done type of experience, as I discovered after my first trip.

We rarely buy Individual Lightning Lane entry as a family that visits Walt Disney World frequently because we don’t want to spend too much money. Instead of waiting in line for expensive rides with long lines, we choose to rope drop the standby line when the park first opens or skip them entirely and save them for a later trip. That being said, I can’t imagine a trip without Cosmic Rewind, so our family will continue purchasing Individual Lightning Lane access and attempting for the virtual queue every day (yes, this implies buying Epcot Park Passes for each day of our upcoming trips — it’s really that great).

Many people who only rely on the traditional virtual queue choices are being left severely disappointed. We’ve received complaints from guests who have been unable to acquire a boarding group after several attempts. While no one likes waiting all day, in the interest of fairness, we hope Disney will adopt a standby line sooner rather than later so that everyone who wants to ride Cosmic Rewind can do so if they’re ready to wait.

After all, we are the Guardians’ last hope for saving the galaxy, and we don’t want to disappoint them.