Disney is now testing Virtual Queues at its Walt Disney World Water Parks - Typhoon lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
Similar in concept to FastPass+, virtual queues allow guests to reserve a place in line without actually standing in a line.
The notable difference between a Virtual Queue and FastPass+ is that a ride cannot be reserved ahead of arrival at the park, and it is not digital. Think of the experience more like pagers at a restaurant. Disney has offered a similar experience for the standby line playground at the Magic Kingdom's Dumbo, and for Santa meet and greets at Disney Springs.
The Virtual Queue test will take place until April 7 2017 at Blizzard Beach's Downhill Double Dipper, Slush Gusher and Summit Plummet. At Typhoon Lagoon, the test will be at the new Miss Adventure Falls.
The soon-to-open Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando will make extensive use of virtual queues, and it appears Disney is keen to squash any advantage that may bering to the new park. Universal is offering Virtual Queues through a TapuTapu wearable, that will alert a guest when it is time to ride a selected attraction.
Mar 28, 2017 / 10:08am EDT