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  • On Jan 3, 2024
    Roberto from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Best approach for partner and I to get into Virtual Queue: 1) to use the same MDE account/login containing our tickets in both phones at the same time or 2) create 2 separate MDE accounts & list each other's tix on both? Pros/cons to each? Thx

    Hey there, Roberto!

    As a thrill-seeking Disney Adult, I understand the desire to ensure you have done all necessary preparation before attempting to join a virtual queue in order to optimize your chances of snagging one of those coveted spots. The thrill of successfully joining your desired virtual queue often feels like a roller coaster in itself. I actually once secured a boarding group for TRON Lightcycle / Run in the middle of a runDisney race. Talk about an elevated heart rate!

    I'm happy to share what has enabled our party of two to successfully secure a boarding group from the 7 AM queue in all but one of our attempts - in that instance we were able to join the 1 PM queue from inside the park. My husband and I each have our own My Disney Experience accounts accessible through the My Disney Experience app on our individual phones. We prefer having two separate accounts because it allows us to make plans for each other simultaneously throughout the day. One of us can can secure our next Lighting Lane with Disney Genie+ service while the other checks wait times or places a mobile food order. If you do create two separate accounts, ensure that you are linked to each other on the Family & Friends List and are sharing your plans. This will enable one member of your party to join the virtual queue for both of you. 

    Because multiple people in a single party attempting to join a virtual queue for everyone simultaneously can actually prevent you from being able to obtain a boarding group, designate one person to join the virtual queue for both of you. If I am attempting to join a 7 AM queue, I begin preparing at 6:50 by selecting the three horizontal lines on the bottom right of the app's home screen. From there, I select the 'Virtual Queues' button, then 'Join Virtual Queue' to pre-select linked members of my party. I always appreciate having a few minutes here before the queue opens in case I suddenly realize I need to link additional members to my party. (If you are unsure of how to add members to your Family & Friends list, my planDisney pal Alyssa explained it beautifully.) Once the party is selected, I wait until 7 AM on the dot (or 1 second before), refresh, and join a queue. With only one of us busy joining the virtual queue, the other is free to prioritize Disney Genie+ and our most desired Lightning Lane at the same time.

    As a friendly reminder, beginning January 9 theme park reservations will no longer be required for date-based tickets, so guests with valid tickets can access any virtual queue at 7 AM but will need to be scanned into the park of their desired attraction in order to join a 1 PM queue.

    I hope this was helpful, Roberto! If you need additional information, feel free to drop back by! Whether you choose to enter the Grid on TRON Lightcycle / Run or save the galaxy on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, I'm wishing you success!

    Cheers to magic in 2024,

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