Virtual Queue loaded in My Disney Experience for Disney's Hollywood Studios 35th anniversary

Apr 30, 2024 in "MyMagic+"

Posted: Tuesday April 30, 2024 2:10pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Virtual Queue for Disney's Hollywood Studios 35th-anniversary merchandise event is now displayed in the My Disney Experience app and will go live at 7 am on May 1.

On May 1, 2024, guests will have a unique opportunity to purchase limited-edition 35th-anniversary apparel, collectibles, and pins specially designed to commemorate this milestone. This event will be hosted at the Stage 1 Company Store on Grand Avenue near MuppetVision 3D.

Guests interested in participating in the event must have valid theme park admission and, if necessary, a theme park reservation for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The virtual queue will open at 7:00 am Eastern Time on the event day, allowing guests to join remotely without needing to be physically present at the park early in the morning.

To join the virtual queue, download the "My Disney Experience" app and enable location services. Once set up, navigate to the "Virtual Queues" section to secure a spot. Disney notes that merchandise availability is limited, and joining the virtual queue does not guarantee access to the exclusive items. Furthermore, purchase limits will be applied to ensure that as many guests as possible can enjoy the offerings.

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Cinderella8624May 04, 2024

There is a Sid's loop on

The Empress LillyMay 03, 2024

Happy 35th Disney-MGM! More than any other this park has seen multiple versions of itself. We all have our favourite, and mine isn't the current park but I hope it is for those visiting it now. My DHS at its best I loved it as much as the MK and EPCOT, which are the parks of my formative years, ate my youth and adult escapes and secret gardens, and so this was something impossible to pull off, and yet it managed. Indeed, there have been trips where I enjoyed this park the most. I simply like it there, it doesn't have to be perfect to be magnificent. 💛

HauntedPirateMay 02, 2024

I'm not aware of any audio available from Sid's. Others probably know more than I do. Mousebits has the Hercules 'Zero to Hero' parade as part of the WDW40 - MGM-DHS collection. It could be available elsewhere, I've never looked.

aladdin2007May 02, 2024

going to do the same after reading that,,, is there any source audio somewhere from the hercules parade and the loop from sids?

HauntedPirateMay 02, 2024

I'd have a very difficult time arguing against any of that. Radiator Springs in general was just so well done as an area. Rise has an impressive queue but it feels like a queue with props in it. The Tower queue feels like you're walking around on the grounds of the hotel. It's my happy place, one of the last left in the entire property. In fact, I'm going to go listen to the queue loop right now.

pengMay 02, 2024

I've seen multiple youtubers who could do a better kermit too (though I do agree with you on that). Surprised they did some custom muppet stuff, even if said custom stuff totaled around a minute (then again, Disney isn't using the muppets for much these days, honestly they should sell them back to the Hensons or another party at this point).

TrainsOfDisneyMay 02, 2024

Tower on the east and Indy on the west were the last true WDI masterpieces with Radiator Springs Racers as close consideration.

ToTBellHopMay 02, 2024

Even with some wonky effects on the ride, it still has a scale we just don’t see any more. I continually think, “they did all of this for a drop tower?!”

HauntedPirateMay 02, 2024

Agreed. It’s the last standing near-perfect WDI creation. I could stand in the queue easily for an hour and enjoy it all.

ToTBellHopMay 02, 2024

I still feel like I’m 10-years old every time I turn down Sunset toward what I still find to be WDIs greatest achievement in Florida. I love some of the more recent builds, but my Tower is still tops for me. I can’t believe it turns 30 in a couple months!

TrainsOfDisneyMay 02, 2024

Very well said…. For unique reasons, the Disney MGM Studios park was actually the first Disney park I ever visited (we also visited MK and Epcot on that trip, but we started at MGM) - I still remember Sounds Dangerous and the animation studio tour and of course the original studio tour with catastrophe canyon which may have been my favorite thing at Disney on that first trip. Later I’d grow up watching the citizens of Hollywood, Hollywood public works, comedy warehouse holiday special and see the Osborne lights. That park was so quirky - I miss it. Note - on my last visit to Disney world I spent at day there - I watched Indiana jones for nostalgia, waited forever to ride slinky, Had a perfect lunch at brown derby and ended with seeing the new Fantasmic. The park is still enjoyable of course…. But I do miss the original!

Tha RealestMay 02, 2024

That’s kind of the most baffling aspect of the Chapek era. The studios decline kind of makes sense given it was out of his wheelhouse. But consumer products was his core competency and the merch has been so generic and uninspired since he took over.

Animaniac93-98May 02, 2024

Happy 35th anniversary to The Disney-MGM Studios. To The Great Movie Ride, Catastrophe Canyon, the OG Muppet Crew, the animation staff who made so many animated movies possible, the MMC kids, Adventures in Wonderland, the kitschy restaurants and shows and everything else that made "the Hollywood that never was and always will be" You were a strange, underbuilt park, that never really got the whole studio things to work, but you gave us Tower of Terror and helped launch some actual entertainment careers. If nothing else, you had a lot of shows and were not like the rest of WDW. That's more that can be said about the Star Wars/Toy Story park that exists now with less to do between rides.

invaderMay 01, 2024

I really dislike the 35 logo and design scheme. Something about it is very off putting.