2. Join the virtual queue on the Disneyland app
The official Disneyland mobile app is a must-have for any visit, and the ability to join virtual queues is a big reason why. While only a few rides use the system, they're big-name ones that kids won't want to miss, including Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure.
There are 2 windows each day to get into the virtual queue: 7 a.m. and noon. "It's important to make sure you've already linked everyone's tickets in the app beforehand," Jessica says. "You can only make a reservation for people who have a ticket in the app, and spots go quickly."
Once you have a reservation, you'll be assigned a boarding group with an estimated time that you need to be at the ride. Keep an eye on that time, as it may change throughout the day; you'll only be instructed to head to the ride once it's your boarding group's turn.
Jessica notes that you can only make 1 reservation per ride per day, so if you get a spot for Rise of the Resistance at 7 a.m., you won't be able to book another during the afternoon window. "There's one other important note: You can make a reservation during the morning window from anywhere—home, a hotel—but you can only make a reservation during the afternoon window if you've entered one of the parks by noon."