How To Ride Tiana's Bayou Adventure During Opening Weeks at Walt Disney World

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Tiana's Bayou Adventure Virtual Queue
Posted: Thursday June 27, 2024 11:23am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney will skip the standby line during the opening period of the highly anticipated Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and will use the My Disney Experience-driven virtual queue system and Lighting Lane access as part of Genie+.

While we won't get to see the excitement of long lines wrapping around the park, the process should be better for those who can join the queue via one of the two entry methods.

Disney expects to open a standby queue soon after the attraction opens, but we do not yet have a date.

Here's a guide to help you experience Tiana's Bayou Adventure beginning on its opening day, June 28, 2024.

1. Use the Virtual Queue

To manage crowds and ensure a smooth experience, Disney is implementing a virtual queue system for Tiana's Bayou Adventure. Here's how to join:

Download My Disney Experience App: Ensure you have the app installed on your mobile device and that it's updated to the latest version.

Request a Spot: Guests can request to join the virtual queue at two specific times:

  • 7:00 am: You can make this reservation from anywhere, even outside the park. Important: You must have a park reservation for Magic Kingdom to join the 7:00 am queue.
  • 1:00 pm: This reservation can only be made if you are inside Magic Kingdom. You can hop from another park if you have a reservation elsewhere.

Tips for Joining the Virtual Queue

Prepare in Advance: Make sure your My Disney Experience app is installed, updated, and you are logged in before the queue opening times.

Check Your Park Reservation: Ensure you have a valid park reservation for Magic Kingdom if you plan to join the 7:00 am queue.

Set Alarms: Set alarms for a few minutes before 7:00 am and 1:00 pm to ensure you are ready to join the queue as soon as it opens.

Stable Internet Connection: Ensure you have a reliable internet connection at the time of joining the queue. If possible, use Wi-Fi for better stability.

Practice with the App: Familiarize yourself with the My Disney Experience app ahead of time. Know where the virtual queue option is located so you can quickly navigate to it.

Be Quick: The virtual queue spots can fill up fast, likely within seconds. As soon as the clock hits 7:00:00 am or 1:00:00 pm (measured with an atomic clock), refresh the app and join the queue immediately.

Have Multiple Devices: If you are visiting with others, have multiple people try to join the queue on different devices to increase your chances.

2. Disney Genie+ Service

Tiana's Bayou Adventure is also available through the Disney Genie+ service, offering a Lightning Lane entrance to bypass the regular queue. Note that Tiana's Bayou Adventure is not available as an Individual Attraction Purchase and is only included as part of the Multi-Park and Magic Kingdom Genie+ options.

Here's what you need to know:

Purchase Genie+: Prices range from $23 to $39, depending on the day.

Book Lightning Lane: Once you've purchased Genie+, you can select Tiana's Bayou Adventure as one of your attractions.

Other Included Attractions: Genie+ also includes access to:

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Haunted Mansion
  • "it's a small world"
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Barnstormer
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

3. Opening Day Tips

Early Start: Log into the My Disney Experience app early to be ready for the 7:00 am virtual queue opening.

Be Flexible: If you don't secure a spot in the 7:00 am virtual queue, make sure you are inside Magic Kingdom by 1:00 pm for another chance.

No Standy Line: There will be no traditional standby line available. You must use either the virtual queue or Lightning Lane.

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Tha Realest14 hours ago

My eyes rolled so hard I looked like the Louis AA when his body freezes up

EagleScout61014 hours ago

Drew the Disney Dude1 day ago

My Google Photos map of the area around Tiana’s Bayou Adventure — 2,750+ photos and videos. The bright red areas line up. 😅

GhostHost10007 days ago

The moment we’ve all been waiting for lol

EagleScout6107 days ago

Disney has put out a new lyric video for Special Spice.

flyerjab7 days ago

Planning on a follow up as I have ridden it more since my first ride on Wednesday. It has definitely grown on me. The music throughout the attraction is excellent. And the awkward timing issues were not an issue this time, making the movements and actions of the A1000s much better. And the screens, especially of Mama Odie, have to be some of the most crisp, clear screens I have seen. Overall, I still give Splash the nod, but this is much, much closer now in terms of enjoyment and overall ride experience.

Kirby867 days ago

My best guess whatever company they use to make merchandise probably reused the Splash Mountain molds for the log since the ride vehicle outside of Brer Rabbit being there is the same. It's cheaper to reuse that. Also keep in mind the original model showing of what Tianas Bayou Adventure would look like did have Brer Rabbit still on the logs. Toys are made so far in advance they could have used that as a reference.

Ice Gator8 days ago

Thank goodness they made a better poster. A few weeks ago I felt this was one of the elements of the attraction they were lacking on. The initial “official” poster is horrible. This looks like something worth framing and has a lot more detail to it Now if only they’d address why some of the merch items still have Brer Rabbit on the front of the log…like why would they let that slide?

Sneakman8 days ago

“East? I thought you said Weast!”

James Alucobond9 days ago

The exterior before passing under the train station is all remote bayou. It doesn’t need complementary New Orleans elements surrounding it any more than Splash needed scenery from elsewhere in Georgia framing it. That’s not to suggest that Pecos Bill will be around long term, but it’s been a southwestern restaurant sandwiched between southeastern attractions (Country Bears and Splash) for a long time.

EagleScout6109 days ago

I thought you meant to say where. My bad

JoeCamel9 days ago

Probably just ignore it. You should have a meal with an imagineer and see how they explain it

TheCoasterNerd9 days ago

I am aware that there  are rumors. I was sort of hinting that there still are.

EagleScout6109 days ago

Pecos Bill retheme thread It's unconfirmed if it'll be Tiana, but it's still in development apparently: