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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  • Stephanie

    Virtual queue is not the way to go.
    Standby or fast pass.
    It doesn’t work efficiently either. If you’re fast on you’re phone, one family can get numerous passes, while others who are not fast with the phone miss out the whole trip.
    You have to have the option for standby

  • Michael R. Mezzasalma

    We really miss Fast Pass. It was a very guest friendly service, and made our visit to the parks much more enjoyable. We were better able to plan our day, and knew when to plan our meals in the park. While you may think Lightning Lane is a good substitute, it is not. Only those who can afford it will benefit. With Fast Pass everyone can enjoy there time in the parks.

    • Definitely miss the fast passes, but will continue to enjoy the magic that is still there

    • Billy Brogen

      I agree totally…. Disney has found a way to literally take ALL OF the magic out of the vision of Walt Disney. He would be rolling over in his grave right now if he saw the way this current management has completely destroyed his DREAM!!. And this is why Universal and gaining so much popularity. If Disney doesn’t make some drastic changes soon they are going to find themselves in a really bad place. And it is happening already if you look at the canceled reservations just over the last 3 months…. They took the Magical Express away… the MAGICAL EXPRESS. You have to pay to ride a ride the you spent Hundreds of dollars or to have access too. I have loved Disney for soo many years but I like many of you are done being gouged by a management team that only cares about the money, not the magic, not the wonder, just money, and it makes my heart sad..

    • I agree FREE fast pass is missed.
      It helped my family plan our day around our favorite rides ?

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