Latest My Disney Experience App Update Adds New Virtual Queue Menu Ahead of Reopening

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We were shocked a few weeks ago when we found out Walt Disney World would not be utilizing virtual queues when it reopened. Instead, social distancing floor markers have been added to the queues of attractions.

However, a new update to the My Disney Experience app suggests that might change.

This Virtual Queues menu appears among other menu items when you click on the far right icon of the app. While this update will not appear for all users as it is still in a testing phase, some may be able to view it now.

When you click on Virtual Queues, you are taken to a My Queues page.

We saw the beginnings of this update back in March, seeming to integrate with Rise of the Resistance’s boarding group system. The page has updated to no longer say “boarding group” and instead say “virtual queue.”

If you attempt to join a virtual queue, you will be taken to the page below.

This page, along with its icons, is brand new. It doesn’t list any attractions yet and only shows Hollywood Studios, but we expect we’ll be able to sign up for multiple attractions through this page in the future. Hollywood Studios will officially open on July 15th, and while there may not be virtual queues at that time, we’ll keep an eye out for updates to this section of the app.

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Brandon
Brandon
24 days ago

It’s interesting. I updated the MDE app to the latest version. Virtual Queues was there in the main menu initially. After I clicked it, the feature disappeared from the menu. I’m sure it’s an A/B test, but it’s interesting that the feature was in and out.

jan
jan
24 days ago

Mine shows it too I have chatted with Disney and they were not even aware of this. I still want to know is it something you can do at rope drop and how many are you allowed to set up right away? No one knows!

Randy
Randy
24 days ago

I’m glad to hear that virtual queues will be a thing. I hope it’s a permanent addition to the Disney experience. A virtual queue is perfect, so instead of waiting in line, we can hit shops, restrooms, even get something to eat. You can do more in the parks instead of waiting in a line. Disney will profit well from this system if this stays after the pandemic is behind us.

Robert
Robert
24 days ago
Reply to  Randy

That’s the exact same thing FastPass does, though, so it wouldn’t be THAT much of a change.

Randy
Randy
23 days ago
Reply to  Robert

Kind of, but I don’t think fast pass will go away, especially since they have the queues built in. I believe this would be a way of not waiting in a 2 hour line for standby, but instead shopping and “holding your spot” in line while you do. You’d still have an on demand fastpass for a specific time of day, and you could pad a standby in between 2 fastpasses if you planned it right.

Toni Nolan
Toni Nolan
23 days ago

I updated to the latest version of the app and no button for virtual queue appeared. Guess I’m not one of the test group.

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