How Disney Annual Passholders Can Join the Tiana's Bayou Adventure Previews Without a Magic Kingdom Reservation

May 17, 2024 in "Ticket Annual Pass - Disney Incredi-Pass"

Posted: Friday May 17, 2024 7:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

If you're a Disney Annual Passholder, you want to be among the first to experience new attractions. With the upcoming previews for Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom, you may have missed out on getting a Magic Kingdom park reservation which are all now at capacity. Don't worry! There's still a way for you to join the early previews.

Preview Dates and Current Reservation Status

Tiana's Bayou Adventure previews are scheduled for June 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 20. Magic Kingdom park reservations for these dates are at capacity, but there are still opportunities for Passholders without a Magic Kingdom reservation to participate.

Virtual Queue System

To join the Tiana's Bayou Adventure previews, Passholders need to join a virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app. The queue opens twice a day at 7:00 am and 1:00 pm. Here's how you can make it work without a Magic Kingdom park reservation:

  • 7:00 am Virtual Queue: This queue is only available to those with a Magic Kingdom reservation. If you don't have a reservation, this slot won't be accessible.
  • 1:00 pm Virtual Queue: This is your key to joining the preview without a Magic Kingdom reservation.

Steps to Join the 1:00 pm Virtual Queue

Park Reservation for Any Other Theme Park: Ensure you have a park reservation for any other theme park (Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom) on the day you want to visit Magic Kingdom for the preview. Note that you do not need to have entered a theme park to be able to request to join the virtual queue at 1:00 pm. Without a reservation at a park, you will not be able to join the virtual queue.

Join the Virtual Queue: The 1:00 pm virtual queue will be available to Passholders with a park reservation to any theme park for that day.

Preparation (12:50 pm):

  1. Open the My Disney Experience app.
  2. Navigate to the "Virtual Queues" section.
  3. Confirm your party members are correctly listed.

Execution (1:00:00 pm):

At precisely 1:00:00 pm, tap the  "Refresh' button, immediately followed by the "Join Queue" button. Both buttons are in the same position on the screen. Do not use pull to refresh as it is too slow.

Head to Magic Kingdom

In most cases, you must enter the theme park where you made a reservation before visiting Magic Kingdom.

Note that you can enter Magic Kingdom on June 13, 14, 17, 18, and 20 (weekdays) after 2:00 pm without visiting another park first. For the preview on June 16 (weekend), you must enter the park for which you made a reservation before park-hopping to Magic Kingdom.

After Securing a Place in the Virtual Queue

  • You will receive a notification in the app when it's your turn to
  • Once notified, you will have a specific time window to arrive at the attraction. Be prompt!

Important Tips

Plan Ahead: Make your park reservation for another park as soon as possible. Reservations can fill up quickly, especially during preview days.

Be Prepared: Ensure your My Disney Experience app is updated and you're logged in well before 1:00 pm.

Timing is Key: Be ready to join the virtual queue exactly at 1:00 pm; preparations should begin a few minutes before to ensure you are ready. Set an alarm or reminder to help you stay on track, and use another device, such as an Apple Watch, to precisely time your actions.

Preview is Not Guaranteed: Joining the virtual queue does not guarantee the ability to participate in the preview. Boarding groups for a virtual queue are limited, subject to availability, and not guaranteed. Not all boarding groups may be called to return based on the attraction's availability.

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Disney Glimpses11 minutes ago

From what I understand, the specific issues are not with new hardware. They've used the same hardware in other attractions but with different operating environments. But yes, it clearly was not considered.

FettFan16 minutes ago

….you would think that the “engineering” part of “imagineering” would eventually catch on to the fact that, instead of a climate controlled warehouse in Glendale, Central Florida is hotter and more humid than the devil’s armpits. Eventually, yes?

Disney Glimpses24 minutes ago

The issues with TBA are actually relatively simple but requiring a lot of trial and error to correct. They are related to operating conditions (temperature/humidity).

Kirby8631 minutes ago

Jurrassic Park river adventure is one as well. Last time I went my boat got pushed over to the raptor paddock. Hope they fixed that by now.

FettFan33 minutes ago

Test Track also opened, what, an entire year after its initial opening date. I remember that TT’s multiple issues were what enabled Horizons to stay open a bit longer, as it would give FW East three pavilions instead of just Ellen and Wonders. But then again, it was a brand new system that Disney designed from scratch. The computers onboard each car would hiccup and not know where the others were, which led to two of them colliding They also used off-the-shelf tires, but something about the rubber composition did not work with the stresses the ride placed on them, which led to them bursting after prolonged use…Disney contracted Goodyear to make specialized tires for them. Again though this is all moot, when you consider that TBA was an established ride system that was untouched. (As far as I can tell, although it does look like the old camel hump during the drop into the laughin’ place isn’t there anymore in every video I’ve seen. Can anyone confirm?)

SilentWindODoom37 minutes ago

You can stay home. Those that have the opposite opinion can go and enjoy and do this fun little thing that you felt the need to reply to twice. No problem.

peter1143538 minutes ago

Test Track

FettFan47 minutes ago

Jaws.

EagleScout6102 hours ago

Whoops my bad. I misread that.

LittleBuford2 hours ago

He happens to really like this attraction and wants to celebrate it. That’s absolutely his right.

Kirby862 hours ago

I get it but the question asked rethemed or new.

MickeyLuv'r3 hours ago

Re-read the question. The questions was, "whether it was new or a re-theme." Test Track had a lot of down time. Hagrid's and Rise are the big ones that come to my mind as well. I think Mission:Space also had some downtime. Some of that though was due to people getting sick on it, I think. It was a while ago, so I might not be correct on this point, but I think it took WDW a little while to realize they needed to provide barf bags. Gringott's also initially had some problems, but I think they were resolved fairly quickly. I'm not sure. I recall waiting in a non-moving line back when it was new.

Smiley/OCD3 hours ago

Whoa! You gotta be ABSOLUTELY clear…the AA’s may be technically advanced, (and judging by the B mode and sensor malfunctions even THAT is still questionable), the ride itself is NOT… The optics for this is sooooooo bad…Bob is wearing sunglasses…I guess he really DOES love the Timbuk 3 song “The future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” What a dumpster fire…

MisterPenguin3 hours ago

FEA had tons of issues and wasn't fully reliable until a few months after opening.