Tiana’s Bayou Adventure details for Disney Genie+, virtual queue, AP previews

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will utilize a virtual queue and Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane access upon its grand opening in Florida.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure
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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Operations Details

Want to be “going down the bayou”? You’ll need an app for that.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom
Photo courtesy of Olga Thompson/Disney

On June 28, 2024, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will officially open at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.

Today, Disney announced details for how to ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure upon opening, sharing that guests will need to join a virtual queue or purchase Disney Genie+ to ride.

There will be no standby line for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure when it first opens on June 28. In other words, guests cannot ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure without a virtual queue return time or a Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane return time. Guests who approach the attraction without a predetermined plan will not be admitted (despite Disney’s claim that “memories aren’t made from predetermined plans“).

Notably, Disney also said, “While a standby queue will not be available during the attraction’s initial opening days, we expect to open a standby queue soon after the attraction’s opening.”

Princess Tiana and Louis the gator from The Princess and the Frog

So how does all that work? Let’s dive into the details for how to ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure using the virtual queue or Disney Genie+, or by attending the just-announced annual passholder previews.

Note: These instructions refer to the Walt Disney World version of the attraction only. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will also debut later in 2024 at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. Disney has not yet announced ride operations details for the west coast.

Virtual Queue for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

How do I join the virtual queue for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure?

  1. Open the My Disney Experience app.
  2. On the home screen, scroll down until you see the virtual queue graphic.
  3. Tap “Join Virtual Queue.”
  4. At the top of the next screen, tap “Magic Kingdom.”
  5. On the following screen, you’ll see options for “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” and “Tron Lightcycle / Run.” Select Tiana and tap “Join Virtual Queue.”
Tiana's Bayou Adventure ride photo

What time does the virtual queue reservation process start?

7 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be two separate drops for virtual queue availability for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, so if you miss out on the morning drop, you can try again in the afternoon.

The 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. drop times for virtual queue reservations are available to all guests, regardless of if you’re staying overnight at a Disney resort or not.

How much money does joining the virtual queue cost?

$0. Joining the virtual queue for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is free, included with park admission to Magic Kingdom.

Disney Genie+, Lightning Lanes, and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Is Tiana’s Bayou Adventure on Genie+?

Yes. Lightning Lane access to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be offered through Disney Genie+ beginning June 28, 2024 (the attraction’s official grand opening date) as part of Magic Kingdom’s selection of attractions utilizing a Lightning Lane.

In other words, when you purchase Genie+ for your day at Magic Kingdom, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will appear among the list of attractions you can select to reserve Lightning Lane access throughout your day (pending availability).

Disney Genie

How do I reserve Lightning Lane access to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure?

First, purchase Genie+ for everyone in your travel party who will be riding Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. You can purchase the service beginning at midnight the day of your visit.

Beginning at 7 a.m., open the My Disney Experience app and reserve Tiana’s Bayou Adventure as your first Lightning Lane selection for the day. The 7 a.m. start time for Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane reservations is available to all guests, regardless of if you’re staying overnight at a Disney resort or not.

You can also reserve Tiana’s Bayou Adventure as a Lightning Lane selection later in your day (pending availability).

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

How much does Genie+ cost for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure?

The cost of Genie+ fluctuates day to day, but is around $30 per person.

Your purchase of Genie+ for the day grants you access to reserve Lightning Lane entry for any eligible attraction in Magic Kingdom, not just Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. You’ll also have access to photo filters, audio tours, and other features beyond Lightning Lanes.

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Does Tiana’s Bayou Adventure have an “individual” Lightning Lane?

No. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will not be available as an individually purchased Lightning Lane selection (otherwise known as “a la carte”). Magic Kingdom’s Lightning Lane entrances for individual purchase are Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Tron Lightcycle /Run.

Annual Passholder Previews for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Walt Disney World annual passholders can ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure prior to the attraction’s June 28 grand opening during AP previews happening June 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 20, 2024.

Walt Disney World annual passholder logo

To ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure during AP previews, passholders must obtain a Magic Kingdom reservation and join a virtual queue (a different process than the instructions described above for the attraction’s public procedures starting June 28). Study up on the process of attending the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure AP preview on Disney World’s website. Godspeed on the final exam.

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