Buying Disney Lorcana’s new expansion from Amazon will require a virtual queue

The evil witch, Raya, and Beast in a collage of images from Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Floodborn
Image: Ravensburger and Disney

You can line up at Amazon starting at noon on Dec. 1

Amazon is taking some extra precautions for the launch of the second set of Disney Lorcana, Rise of the Floodborn. Following a disastrous online launch of the first series of Disney Lorcana, including a DDoS attack on the official Disney Lorcana site, which ultimately led to delisting the products for purchase, Amazon is instituting a digital queue system to purchase the new cards on Dec. 1.

While Rise of the Floodborn has been available at Disney Parks, the Times Square Disney Store, and other local games stores since Nov. 17, this is the first opportunity to purchase the sophomore set of cards from an online retailer.

Starting at 12 PM EST or 9 AM PST on Dec. 1, prospective buyers will be able to sign up for the virtual queue on the respective product pages for Rise of the Floodborn. These pages aren’t live currently, but will be accessible via Amazon’s Ravensburger page. The virtual queue is expected to remain open for a few days, and once it closes, invitations to purchase these products will be assigned randomly via e-mail. The e-mail gives you a 72-hour window to purchase, after which your slot will go to someone else.

The only products that will be made available to pre-order are the Amber/Sapphire and Amethyst/Steel Starter Decks in addition to Booster Display Boxes. Furthermore, purchases of each product will be limited to two per person. For the time being, Amazon is the only online retailer offering Rise of the Floodborn products, and for other additional products and accessories in the new lineup, like the Illumineer’s Trove and Disney 100 Collectors Edition Box, you’ll have to try your luck at your local game store.

Stock photos of the Illumineer’s Trove and Disney 100 Collector’s edition box for Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Floodborn
Image: Disney / Ravensburger
The Illumineer’s Trove and Disney 100 Collector’s Edition of Disney Lorcana: Rise of the Floodborn

Lorcana continues to be the hot ticket item of the season, with virtually every format of the popular card game sold out at online retailers, and receiving massive markups on the secondary market.

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