Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Now Open at Magic Kingdom

Rikki By Rikki3 min read

It’s finally here! Tiana’s Bayou Adventure has finally opened at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World!

How to Ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

There are two ways to currently experience Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The first is a Virtual Queue option and the second is in the Lightning Lane with Disney Genie+. Currently, there is not an option for riding the attraction in a Standby Queue, however, it does appear that one will be offered sooner rather than later.

Virtual Queue

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

To access the Virtual Queue, Guests can request to join via the My Disney Experience app at one of two times: 7:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

When a Virtual Queue is being used for an attraction, Guests are able to request the opportunity for a virtual spot in line ahead of time. This means that you won’t have to physically wait in, say a 4 hour line. Instead, you’ll be able to enjoy other experiences while you wait. When it’s your time to ride the attraction, you’ll enter the queue. Yes, you will still need to wait, but your wait will be much shorter than it would have been, without the virtual queue in place. When the virtual queue is in place, a standby queue will not be available.

Guests will want to be on the My Disney Experience app IMMEDIATELY at 7:00 a.m. in order to be able to obtain a Virtual Queue slot originally. These Virtual Queue slots will be taken up quickly by Guests. And by quickly, I mean expect all the slots to be filled up within seconds.

For the 1:00 p.m. drop, sometimes there will be availability that opens up and sometimes there won’t. It will really depend on how the attraction is functioning that day, as well as how many Guests have taken advantage of the Virtual Queue and Lightning Lane earlier that day. Speaking of Lightning Lane….

Lightning Lane

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

What if you’d just rather use Lightning Lane to access Tiana’s Bayou Adventure? Lightning Lane lets you bypass the standby queue (or in this case, Virtual Queue) and join a separate queue for select attraction and entertainment experiences. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be a part of the regular Disney Genie+. It won’t be an option for Individual Lightning Lane purchase. So, you’ll need to purchase Disney Genie+ if you want to ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure without having to deal with the Virtual Queue.

On-Ride Photo Will Be Available

Tiana's Bayou Adventure On Ride Photo

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will still offer an on ride photo! If you want to download this attraction photo, you can with Memory Maker. Memory Maker is a special add-on (that’s totally worth it in my opinion) and is essentially an all-inclusive photo package. It allows Guests the ability to download all of their Disney PhotoPass photos that are taken during their vacation. Including, this new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure on-ride option.

Of if you want to purchase the on-ride photo separately, you can do so at Tiana’s General Store at the exit of the attraction. Want to purchase more Tiana’s Bayou Adventure merchandise? You can do so at Critter Co-Op.

Celebrate With Food

Looking to celebrate this new attraction’s grand opening with dining options? The park has you covered! You can of course, pick up Beignets at Golden Oak Outpost. But other locations will also have great choices to celebrate too, including Pinocchio’s Village Haus, Plaza Ice Cream Parlor and The Plaza Restaurant, The Friar’s Nook, the Main Street Confectionary, and more. Find out what treats you can get and where here.

Want to Be Spoiled?

Disney shared a full ride through video of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, if you want to find out what the attraction is like prior to riding. (Or if you’ve already ridden, maybe you’d like to re-live it!)

Are you excited for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure now that it’s finally open? You can share with me in the comments or on social! Find me on FacebookXYouTubeInstagram, Threads, and TikTok.

Book Your Next Trip!

Want to book a Walt Disney World vacation to experience this attraction? Jocelyn Martins at The Magic For Less Travel specializes in the art of personalized vacation planning. She provides a guest-driven, concierge level planning service. Best of all, Jocelyn’s service is provided free of charge. Click here to get your free, no-obligation quote today!

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