Disney Parks are continuing to introduce new and innovative ways to enhance the Guest experiences. Virtual queues were brought to Disney Parks in recent years, and it looks like Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is the next attraction to test a virtual queue.
This doesn’t come as a surprise, as we reported back in 2020 that the Disneyland app hinted at more virtual queues coming to the parks in the future. Still, with FASTPASS, MaxPass, and Single Rider suspended at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for the time being, more virtual queues at Disneyland should be welcomed by many.
Local Southern California news source the Orange County Register reported on Monday that Indiana Jones Adventure in Adventureland at Disneyland Park will be testing a virtual queue beginning tomorrow.
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.
As we reported on the reopening day of Disneyland Park, Indiana Jones Adventure is a highly popular attraction. Despite experiencing its fair share of breakdowns, the ride continues to boast long wait times and welcome Guests seeking adventure.
As Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have been operating with pandemic-era protocols, all attraction queues must be outdoors. Since the theme park reopened and because an ongoing refurbishment has led to the temporary closure of Jungle Cruise, the outdoor Indiana Jones Adventure queue has been utilizing parts of the queue for adjacent Jungle Cruise attraction for the past several days to keep Guests socially distanced and outdoors while they wait.
But, with the walkways in Adventureland known for being particularly narrow and with Indiana Jones Adventure being an E-ticket attraction with some of the longest wait times in the park, it makes sense for Disney to want to take a different approach. Now, the theme park giant in California will be continuing to test its virtual queue system.
Currently, the only attraction to utilize a virtual queue is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Rise of the Resistance utilizes a virtual queue system known as Boarding Groups, and this has been established at Disneyland since the ride opened in January 2020. Right now, no other attractions at Disneyland Resort utilize virtual queues. But since, in our experience, Indiana Jones Adventure, Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Snow White’s Enchanted Wish all have had some of the longest wait times in the park lately, it makes sense for this feature to be rolled out more in the future.
The OC Register confirmed how the Indiana Jones Adventure virtual queue will work:
Visitors will have to be inside Disneyland to access the Indiana Jones Adventure virtual queue. Parkhopper visitors starting their day at Disney California Adventure won’t be able to get in the Indy virtual queue until they’ve hopped to Disneyland after 1 p.m. The Indy virtual queue also will not open at 7 a.m. before Disneyland opens like the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue does.
When the Indy virtual queue is turned on, visitors will be able to get a return group number via the Disneyland app — just like booking a boarding group for Rise of the Resistance.
Since this is a test, Disneyland could turn on and off the Indy virtual queue at any time. There will be no set times for turning on the virtual queue like there currently is for Rise of the Resistance.
Disneyland visitors can be in both the Indy and Rise virtual queues at the same time, but they can only use each virtual queue once per day.
Again, note that the virtual queue for Indiana Jones Adventure is a test. It is unclear if or when other virtual queues will be introduced to Disneyland Resort theme park attractions in the future, though we know many fans are really excited about that possibility.
Are you excited about the new virtual queue being tested for Indiana Jones Adventure? What virtual queues do you hope Disney Parks introduce in the future? Let us know in the comments.