This week the Disneyland Resort is testing a virtual queue on Indiana Jones Adventure. The OC Register is reporting that this comes as the popular attraction continues to have a long line that Disneyland looks to mitigate. The test is set to begin on May 11th in hopes of reducing congestion around the Adventureland attraction.
According to health and safety guidelines that are from the state of California, indoor queuing areas are currently not allowed. Because of this, Disney has had to get creative with some of its lines. This has created some challenges for attractions like Indiana Jones Adventure, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, the Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean. All have seen lines snake around the areas near each attraction. In the case of Indy, the queue for the attraction has also taken over the queue for the currently closed Jungle Cruise.
The new and temporary virtual queue system will be similar to the one utilized for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. However, there will also be differences. Here are a few things to note about this version of the virtual queue:
- Guests who wish to utilize it will want to check on the app to see if it is being utilized.
- The virtual queue will not be turned on before Disneyland opens.
- Throughout the day Disneyland may turn the virtual queue off and on for the Indiana Jones Adventure.
- Guests will also need to be inside Disneyland to be able to utilize the virtual queue system.
- Guests who are park hopping from Disney California Adventure will only be able to access the virtual queue system once they have entered Disneyland.
- When the virtual queue is turned on, guests will be able to get a return group number that will be like the boarding group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.
- Guests will return when their number is being called on the Disneyland App.
- Disneyland guests can be in both the Indiana Jones Adventure virtual queue and the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance virtual queue at the same time.
- Guests can only use each virtual queue once per day.
At this time, Indiana Jones Adventure is the only attraction that is announced as getting a virtual queue beyond Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. However, the other attractions with long outdoor queues could potentially be possibilities if this test is successful.
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