How to ride Tron Lightcycle Run: Tips to guarantee your spot in Virtual Queue

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Tron Lightcycle Run is the newest roller coaster at Walt Disney World. Located in Magic Kingdom, it's a fast-paced thrill ride you may not want to miss if you're visiting the parks.

Because it's a new attraction, Disney is using the virtual queue system for Tron Lightcycle Run. This means you need to reserve your spot in the queue ahead of time in order to ride, as there is no standard stand-by line. So how do you do this?

Tron Lightcycle Run: How to get in the virtual queue

The virtual queue is the free way to ride Tron Lightcycle Run (the other option is to pay for Lightning Lane, but more on that later). This will require you to get up at the crack of dawn and beat out thousands of others trying to do the same thing as you.

The first chance in which you have to reserve your spot in the virtual queue for Tron Lightcycle begins at 7:00 a.m. Be warned, the queue fills up quickly, in just seconds.

On my recent trip to Orlando, Four of my six days were spent at a Disney park. Our first day was Magic Kingdom and I was up at 6:58 am and ready to go. As the clock ticked on, I kept hitting refresh hoping to get that quick jump as the clock hit seven.

Don't repeatedly hit refresh until leading up to the time. When you do this, there is a short delay in the reload and that can cause you to move behind others. My theory on this proved correct when I missed Tron Lightcycle Run on the first day. I did land Cosmic Rewind on the second and fourth day without refreshing and missed it when trying to refresh early. Be patient and wait for your clock to flip.

Once you refresh and you get the "JOIN QUEUE" button, hit it fast and leave it alone. The app will do the rest and you will be either rewarded with your group number. Or you'll get the notification that "The Virtual Queues are currently closed to anyone not in a group" and go back to sleep angry.

If you get into the virtual queue on the first attempt, simply wait for your callback time to ride. If not, don't fret, as you still have a second chance.