Using Disneyland’s Virtual Queue System

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On May 24, the Disneyland Resort released more information on its newest coming attraction — WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. The ride will open with Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure on June 4 and will operate with a solely virtual queue system.

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WEB SLINGERS will not be the only attraction at Disneyland Resort operating on a virtual queue. Currently, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Indiana Jones Adventure both use a virtual queue system.

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Let’s take a look at how the virtual queues work for the three rides that operate with them.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

When Rise of the Resistance opened in January 2020, Disney announced that the ride would operate solely on a virtual queue system. Guests would need to be in Disneyland Park when the theme park opened in order to try to get their virtual boarding group. Disneyland Guests swarmed the park and boarding groups filled up in a matter of minutes.

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When Disneyland reopened on April 30, it announced that there would be a slight change to the Rise of the Resistance boarding group system. Due to the fact that Guests who had the Park Hopper option and began their day at Disney California Adventure will not be able to enter Disneyland until 1 p.m., Disneyland now offers two times during the day when Guests can join a boarding group.

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The first opportunity Guests will have to board Rise of the Resistance will be at 7 a.m. Guests do not need to be in the theme park to try to join a boarding group. To try to join a 7 a.m. boarding group, Guests must have a valid ticket and reservation. Guests with a Park Hopper pass that begins at Disneyland Park will also be able to try to join a boarding group.

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The second chance Guests will have to join a boarding group will be at 12 p.m. Guests who wish to join a boarding group at this time must have a valid theme park ticket, a Disneyland or Park Hopper reservation, and have entered a theme park by noon. Please note that Guests who have joined a boarding group already may not join again. Only one boarding group may be joined per day.

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To join a Rise of the Resistance boarding group, Guests must be logged into their Disneyland mobile app. Then, at either 7 a.m. or 12 p.m., Guests will click “join boarding group”. Confirm the members of your party that will be in your boarding group and hit “Join”. If boarding groups are still available, you will be given a boarding group number and an estimated time as to when you can expect to board.

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When it is time for your party to board, the Disneyland app will alert you, as well as tell you how late you are allowed to arrive at the attraction after your boarding group is called.

WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure

WEB SLINGERS is the newest attraction coming to the Disneyland Resort. The ride will open on June 4 with the opening of Avengers Campus. Just like Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, WEB SLINGERS will operate on a solely virtual queue. Also like Rise of the Resistance, there will be two opportunities per day for Guests to join the virtual queue.

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Disneyland shared more information about the virtual queue on its website:

Guests with a valid ticket and theme park reservation, who will start their day at Disney California Adventure Park, can access the virtual queue system via the Disneyland app and check for an available boarding group starting at 7:00 AM on the day of their park reservation. Guests who were unable to join a boarding at that time may check for an available boarding group beginning at 12:00 PM. This can be done before you leave your hotel, home, or wherever else you may be at that time. You’ll need to have park tickets linked to your Disney account and applicable theme park reservations.

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Disneyland shared the following important information for Guests who will be visiting both Disneyland and California Adventure when WEB SLINGERS is open:

Joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to experience WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure. Guests may only enter a virtual queue once per day for each attraction, and may not hold a boarding group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at the same time.

Indiana Jones Adventure

Indiana Jones Adventure recently started operating on a virtual queue system at Disneyland as well. However, this new virtual queue system does not operate like the virtual queues for Rise of the Resistance and WEB SLINGERS.

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The new queue system was first reported by The Orange County Register.

Disneyland plans to test a virtual queue on Indiana Jones Adventure as the Anaheim theme park tries to reduce the length of the socially distanced standby queue for the popular Adventureland attraction.

Disneyland will begin testing the Indiana Jones Adventure virtual queue on Tuesday, May 11 as a temporary measure to alleviate foot traffic pinch points in front of the attraction that returned when the park reopened last month at limited capacity after a 13-month coronavirus closure.

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As stated by the Orange County Register, the virtual queue will not happen all day, every day. The virtual queue system for Indiana Jones Adventure will be used on an as-needed basis. Guests may join the Indiana Jones queue if needed, and it will not affect any reservations they may have for either Rise of the Resistance or WEB SLINGERS.

While it has not been announced whether any other attractions will start using a virtual queue at this time, the Indiana Jones Adventure queue seems to be popular amongst fans and could signal that this is just the beginning for virtual queues.

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