No More Virtual Queues in Disney World

Disney has announced Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure  will no longer have a virtual queue, instead returning to the traditional Standby Lines. Previously the other ride to have a virtual queue was Rise of the Resistance, but that also shifted to a standby line shortly before the Ratatouille ride opened.

Here is the official Disney’s announcement:

The newest attraction at EPCOT, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, had its delicious debut just in time for The World’s Most Magical Celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort! Since the attraction opened on Oct. 1, 2021, scores of EPCOT guests have joined Remy in a visit to Gusteau’s bustling kitchen using the virtual queue, which we introduced as part of the exciting launch.

Now, guests may experience this incredible attraction using a standby queue instead of a virtual queue beginning Jan. 10, 2022. With this change, we will end the use of virtual queue for now for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Guests also have the opportunity to purchase access to a Lightning Lane queue at this attraction.

Virtual queues continue to be helpful with the launch of popular attractions and the debut of new experiences and offerings, so we may use it again from time to time for select attractions in the future.

That means that guests can still purchase the experience to enjoy via Lightning Lane if they want at an additional cost.

We do not believe this will the be the last of virtual queues, as the highly anticipated Tron’s Lightcycle ride in Magic Kingdom or the Guardians of the Galaxy Rewind in EPCOT might see it’s return.

Be sure to check out our new Disney Wait Time tracker to find the best time to ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – we think it might be worth the rope drop if you come in the back entrance to EPCOT.

Are you a fan of the virtual queue? Do you think Disney should get rid of it and only have standby lanes? Let us know in the comments below.

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