The big new debut at Disneyland this summer is Rogers: The Musical, a Marvel-themed show about the life of Captain America. The new Disneyland musical will utilize a virtual queue for the majority of seats. The show will also offer standby seating and priority seating.
In the article below we’ll detail how the new Rogers: The Musical virtual queue works and what you need to know to secure a seat for the show. In our main article on Rogers: The Musical at Disneyland, we have a full review and details on whether the show is worth your time and when the show will be running at Disneyland.
How to See Rogers: The Musical – Viewing Options Marvel Musical at Disneyland
There are three ways you can see Rogers: The Musical when it opens at the Hyperion. The best way to secure viewing areas is via a virtual queue system, which allows you to request an experience to return to later in the day through the Disneyland app.
You can also access the performance through a dining package purchased through Studio Catering Co.—which comes with special experiences that we will discuss more below—and via standby on a first-come, first-served basis.
The show is currently scheduled to perform several times a day Tuesday through Saturday from June 30 – August 31, 2023 most weeks. Showtimes currently listed are: 12:30PM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM, and 5:30PM
Though the show is scheduled to end at the end of the summer we expect that if the show is successful it could easily be extended. Previous shows in the Hyperion Theater, Aladdin at 13 years and Frozen at 4 years and only so short because of the lockdown closure, have had much longer runs than a couple of months and we expect that Rogers: The Musical, with its large scale sets and big numbers, is likely also destined to be extended for a longer run.
Rogers: The Musical Virtual Queue
Rogers: The Musical will allow guests to access viewing areas via a virtual queue system. It’s not required to join the virtual queue, but it’s strongly recommended. This is the same system that the popular World of Color fountain show also utilizes.
The Rogers: The Musical virtual queue is utilized to let guests secure a spot for the show without having to queue in long lines for the performance. Rather than waiting in the switchbacks outside of the Hyperion Theater, guests can now secure a spot and show up closer to the performance time. While I haven’t yet utilized the Rogers: The Musical queue as the show won’t open until tomorrow, this Disneyland virtual queue should be very similar to the queue offered for World of Color – One and others used previously at the resort. Based on that I pulled together the below tips.
You have the opportunity to join the virtual queue during daily distribution times. For each day Rogers: The Musical is showing, the virtual queue will start at 10:30 a.m. PT for the first two show times of the day and 2 p.m. PT for the remaining show times. Like the World of Color virtual queue you will NOT have the opportunity to select which showtime you want to attend the show. This will be determined based on the speed with which you get through the queue. Those clicking through the fastest will get the first of the showtimes. Remember that across the Disneyland Resort thousands of people will be clicking in trying to get a spot for the theater so spots will fill up rapidly.
Those starting the day in Disney California Adventure park will have access to both virtual queue times and those starting in Disneyland will only have access to the second virtual queue timing.
As with our other guides to virtual queues that have been used at Disneyland and virtual queues at Walt Disney World, this is all about speed and knowing how to maneuver the Disneyland app. Unlike those other virtual queue drops, this drop should feel much more civilized with its 10:30 am start time rather than the much earlier 7 am time of other previously used virtual queues which really hit you right after you are out of bed. Here are our top tips and steps for securing a showtime for Rogers: The Musical with the virtual queue.
- Make sure that you have all of your tickets linked to the app and that everyone has valid theme park reservations. Everyone must be scanned into the park before a virtual queue reservation can be made. A guest making a virtual queue reservation must have a Disneyland Park Hopper Ticket, Disney California Adventure 1-Park Per Day Ticket, or Magic Key Pass.
- Get your phone ready in advance. One person should be focused on securing the virtual queue and another person should have their phone up with the countdown clock going. For those on Apple you can watch the second hand on the watch app on the home screen. For everyone else, go to Time.gov to have the time up and counting down.
- Before the time go to the home screen of the Disneyland app, scroll down until you see the blue Disneyland Virtual Queue section and select “Join Virtual Queue,” where you’ll see an option to select “Rogers: The Musical” under “Entertainment.” You will then be able to verify that everyone in your party is listed in the virtual queue section as good to go. The button here will not be active until the distribution times for the Rogers: The Musical virtual queue listed above.
- Refresh this screen at about 3-5 seconds before the time and then click the blue button. Click through all of the prompts as quickly as you can. It is really that simple once you are in, but the screens can be confusing.
- If more than one person in your group is trying to get the virtual queue and one of you gets it first, that other person will receive an error message.
If you get into a virtual queue, you will be automatically assigned a showtime and called back to the Hyperion Theater when the physical queue opens, about 30-45 minutes before your showtime.
Note, you are able to hold a virtual queue spot for both World of Color – One and Rogers: The Musical at the same time. Their distribution times are separate so that doesn’t present any issue. Click here for how to get a World of Color virtual queue.
More quick tips for the virtual queue of Rogers: The Musical:
- It is typically best to be on cellular data when trying to get the queue rather than connecting to Disney theme park or resort WiFi
- Make sure that you have the latest version of the Disneyland app downloaded on your phone
- You could close all apps on your phone and then only restart the Disneyland app for the greatest success, but this feels like overkill. Most new phones should be fine to just go ahead with closing the Disneyland app and then restarting that one a couple of minutes before the virtual queue distribution.
Studio Catering Co. Dining Package For Rogers: The Musical
Disney is also offering a Premium Viewing experience package for guests to secure seats for the show. Currently, they have announced that the package will not be available for sale until the day of the performance and that no advanced reservations will be accepted. The package will be sold at a cart nearby the theater. We will be back with an update on what its like to purchase this premium experience once we utilize it on opening day of the new show.
If you buy a Rogers: The Musical Premium Viewing Experience package from Studio Catering Co., you’ll receive a Rogers: The Musical popcorn bucket (that comes with red, white and blue kettle corn), a bottled beverage, access to lounge seating before the show, priority choice of seating once in the theatre, a souvenir lanyard, and a unique photo opportunity with pictures taken by a Disney PhotoPass photographer.
A limited quantity of these packages are available per performance, and you can purchase these at Studio Catering Co. for a price of $29. The package will be available until sold out for the day or until 90 minutes before the last show, and it appears that there is currently no option to purchase these in advance.
Standby Line for Rogers: The Musical
If the virtual queue reaches capacity, you go to the Hyperion to see if there are any walk-up viewing options. If you opt for the standby queue, this will be a first-come, first-served basis if capacity allows. Given that the show is going to be incredibly popular upon its opening, we would recommend opting for the virtual queue for a better chance of securing seats.
If you do not get a virtual queue spot, we recommend checking in with one of the Cast Members near the Hyperion Theater to see what their expectations are for standby options. Once the show gets further into its run I expect that it will be far easier to get both a virtual queue spot and also just walk up and see the show with a standby option.
An advantage of the Musical Premium Viewing Package offered for this show is that you get first pick for seating and can enter 30 minutes before the show starts without having to wait for a really long time in line. However, keep in mind that the seating is a choose-your-own-adventure, as no specific section comes with the package.
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