Riders on TRON at Night; magic kingdom
  • On Mar 6, 2024
    Emily 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.

    What is the difference between Virtual Queues and Lightning Lanes? How often are Virtual Queues available during the day?

    Hiya Emily! And welcome back to planDisney! How great that you're planning a visit to Walt Disney World Resort with your little one! It truly is the Most Magical Place on Earth! 

    Disney Genie Service is offered through the My Disney Experience App, is a complimentary tool for guests to use when planning their days in the parks. One of my favorite features is the personalized itinerary suggestions! 

    Virtual queues are available for select attractions.  Currently, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT and TRON Lightcycle/Run in Magic Kingdom Park are the only attractions that utilize a virtual queue. There is no stand-by line for these rides and you must secure a boarding group to experience these attractions. There is no cost to join a virtual queue and it can only be done via the My Disney Experience app.  If you'll be in EPCOT or Magic Kingdom Park and would like to ride either of these attractions, you can try joining the virtual queue at 7:00 AM or 1:00 PM via the app.  For the 7:00 AM opportunity, you do not need to be inside the park, but you do for the 1:00 PM opportunity. 

    You can access the Lightning Lane at select attractions if you have purchased Disney Genie+ for the day.  Disney Genie+ is a service that will let you pick attraction return times for your day at a theme park. Starting at 7:00 AM, you can choose one attraction and a return time.  You can make a second attraction return time after you have used the first one, or after two hours, whichever comes first. Not all attractions are available with Genie+.

    Individual Lightning Lane entry can be purchased a la carte and is a pay per ride service.  You would do this for attractions that are not offered through Disney Genie+, like Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and TRON Lightcycle/Run (if you're not able to get a virtual queue), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and more.  Individual Lightning Lane entry can be purchased starting at 7:00 AM on the day of your visit. 

    Emily, I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any follow-up questions please feel free to reach out to me directly. I'd be happy to assist! Thank you again for visiting planDisney. Have a magical day!

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Hiya Pals! I’m Kay from beautiful Upstate New York. I’m a wife and mom to three beautiful musketeers. We are avid Disney fans and consider Walt Disney World our second home. We got married at Disney and have celebrated many milestones there and I cannot wait to help you plan your magical vacation! Learn More About Kay

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