The Effect of Tiana's Bayou Adventure on TRON Lightcycle Run Virtual Queue and Strategies to Ride Both

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Posted: Friday June 28, 2024 2:10pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The grand opening of Tiana's Bayou Adventure without a standby line has introduced a new layer of complexity to Magic Kingdom's virtual queue system.

As Disney continues to manage high-demand attractions with virtual queues, the arrival of this new attraction has impacted guest decisions, particularly those concerning TRON Lightcycle Run.

TRON Lightcycle Run has no standby line and is only accessible via the virtual queue or Lightning Lane with Genie+. This setup requires most guests to choose between joining the virtual queue for TRON or for Tiana's Bayou Adventure, as unlike during recent previews, Magic Kingdom only allows entry into one virtual queue at a time, per guest. This limitation forces visitors to make a tough decision early in their day.

As expected, the demand for Tiana's Bayou Adventure was high today, with the virtual queue filled almost instantly upon opening at 7 am. Guests jumping on the virtual queue for Tiana had a noticeable ripple effect on the TRON Lightcycle Run virtual queue. Typically, the TRON virtual queue fills up within seconds, but on the day of Tiana's Bayou Adventure's debut, it remained open for approximately 20 seconds longer than usual. This extended availability suggests that many guests prioritized securing a spot in Tiana's queue before attempting to join the TRON virtual queue. The good news for TRON fans though, is that it is now easier than ever to secure a 7 am virtual queue boarding group.

For those who missed out on Tiana's Bayou Adventure virtual queue, TRON Lightcycle Run served as a quick fallback option. The data indicates that Tiana's Bayou Adventure was the primary target for the majority of guests, which makes sense, given it being opening day and the park's newest attraction. It should also be noted that the Lightning Lane access for Tiana via Genie+ sold out in just one minute, long before non-resort hotel guests had the opportunity to purchase it as park opening.

The dual virtual queues currently operating at Magic Kingdom and the simultaneous demand for both attractions underscores the importance of strategic planning. The best advice is to have a clear plan for which attraction you wish to prioritize and have several backup plans should you fail to secure your primary selection.

If you wish to experience both attractions on the same day, the most straightforward (but expensive) way for most guests is to secure a 7 am virtual queue for Tiana's Bayou Adventure and to make an Individual Lightning Lane purchase for TRON Lightcycle Run. This method relies on precisely timing joining the virtual queue for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at 7 am and then making an easy purchase of the TRON Lightcycle Run Lightning Lane at 7 am for resort guests or park opening for non-resort guests.

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gerarar46 minutes ago

Final Day 480 Stats (7/12): 7am: 35.0 secs 1pm: 12267.2 secs, or ~3 hours 24 mins BG 160 (-10) is the last BG called for the day at 9:21pm. Notable stoppages: 8:12 - 9:20pm Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 2m -> 2m (+0) 1pm: 1hr 25m -> 1hr 27m (+2m) That does it for Day 480 of TRON Lightcycle / Run!

gerarar48 minutes ago

1pm drop lasted for 12267.194 secs, or ~3 hours 24 mins. Friday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 25m -> 1hr 27m (+2m) Up to BG 54 called at 1pm, 6 less than yesterday.

gerarar49 minutes ago

7am drop lasted for 34.973 secs. Friday 7am Drop Average: 2m -> 2m (+0) BG's 1-12 called at 8:35am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar23 hours ago

Final Day 479 Stats (7/11): 7am: 55.4 secs 1pm: 11163.1 secs, or ~3 hours 6 mins BG 170 (+45) is the last BG called for the day at 9pm. Notable stoppages: 3:54 - 4:15pm Average pace: 5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 6m -> 5m (-1m) 1pm: 1hr 35m -> 1hr 37m (+2m) That does it for Day 479 of TRON Lightcycle / Run!

gerarar1 day ago

1pm drop closed at 4:06pm, lasting for 11163.069 secs, or ~3 hours 6 mins. Thursday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 35m -> 1hr 37m (+2m) Up to BG 60 called at 1pm, 23 less than yesterday.

gerarar1 day ago

7am drop lasted for 55.362 secs. Thursday 7am Drop Average: 6m -> 5m (-1m) BG's 1-12 called at 8:45am as part of the initial wave.

gerarar1 day ago

Final Day 478 Stats (7/3): 7am: 6.4 secs 1pm: 333.7 secs, or ~6 mins 6pm: 1.4 secs BG 125 (-50) is the last BG called during regular park hours at 9pm. For EEH, resumed at 9:47pm with BG's 131-139 with BG 170 as the last BG called for the day at 11pm. Notable stoppages: 9:00 - 12:03pm 1:00 - 1:40pm Average pace: 5mins/BG, 3mins/BG during EEH VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 3m -> 3m (+0) 1pm: 1hr 0m -> 1hr 0m (+0) 6pm: 43m -> 42m (-1m) That does it for Day 478 of TRON Lightcycle / Run!

gerarar1 day ago

6pm drop lasted for 1.415 secs. Wednesday 6pm Drop Average: 43m -> 42m (-1m) Up to BG 83 called at 6pm, 29 less than yesterday.

gerarar2 days ago

1pm drop closed at 1:06pm, lasting for 333.668 secs, or ~6 mins. Wednesday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 0m -> 1hr 0m (+0) Up to BG 30 called at 1pm, 20 less than yesterday.

gerarar2 days ago

7am drop lasted for 6.405 secs. Wednesday 7am Drop Average: 3m -> 3m (+0) BG's 1-23 called at 12:03pm as part of the initial wave.

IanDLBZF2 days ago

Tron has yet to open for the day

gerarar3 days ago

Final Day 477 Stats (7/9): 7am: 64.9 secs 1pm: 15688.2 secs, or ~4 hours 21 mins BG 175 (+15) is the last BG called for the day at 9pm. Notable stoppages: 11:27 - 11:52am 12:25 - 12:50pm Average pace: 4-5mins/BG VQ Drop Mean/Average: 7am: 7m -> 7m (+0) 1pm: 1hr 8m -> 1hr 10m (+2m) That does it for Day 477 of TRON Lightcycle / Run!

gerarar3 days ago

1pm drop closed at 5:21pm, lasting for 15688.204 secs, or ~4 hours 21 mins. Tuesday 1pm Drop Average: 1hr 8m -> 1hr 10m (+2m) Up to BG 50 called at 1pm, 7 less than yesterday.

gerarar3 days ago

7am drop lasted for 64.923 secs. Tuesday 7am Drop Average: 7m -> 7m (+0) BG's 1-12 called at 8:45am as part of the initial wave.