You may be asking yourself, does Disney have Single Rider Lines?
Visiting Walt Disney World as a solo traveler can be a lot of fun, and there are some major perks. Besides getting to do exactly what you want without catering to someone else’s needs or desires, you can enjoy what’s known as the Single Rider lines.
These dedicated spaces for solo travelers are spread throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks and can be huge time savers on busy park days. Keep reading for all you need to know about Disney’s Single Rider lines and where to find them.
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What is a Single Rider line at Disney?
A Single Rider line is a dedicated queue for people who are traveling alone or for small groups who don’t mind being split up to ride. The Single Rider line usually goes through about half of the regular queue and you don’t get to see every part of the queue.
If it’s your first time on a new attraction, we would not suggest getting into the Single Rider line because you won’t know the entire story line of the ride. Plus, there are a lot of fun things to look at in many of the lines.
On the other hand, if you’ve been on a ride like Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park multiple times and you just want to get to the ride faster, the Single Rider line is the way to go.
You should also know that just because a ride has a Single Rider line doesn’t necessarily mean you should use it.
Often times for attractions like Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Single Rider line can be just as long or longer than the regular stand-by line.
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Who can use the Single Rider line?
Anyone can use the Single Rider lines at Walt Disney World. They are not an extra charge, and even if you’re not traveling as an actual single rider, the Cast Members at the entrance to the queue aren’t going to stop you.
You should know before getting in line that if you are traveling with a friend or a small group, you may be split up over multiple ride vehicles depending on how many seats need to be filled.
When is the best time to use the Single Rider line?
The best time to use the Single Rider line is at the beginning of the day or at the end of the day. Not only will you save time by walking through a shorter queue, there’s likely going to be less people in the regular line so you’ll get on the attraction faster.
Most of the attractions that utilize the Single Rider line are roller coasters or use ride vehicles that have an even number of seats. So, you will be paired up with a small group or one other rider from another party.
When is the worst time to use the Single Rider line?
Never use the Single Rider line in the middle of the afternoon when the parks are the busiest. This is when the line for single riders and the regular stand-by line are often the same wait and sometimes the single rider line can be longer than the posted wait time.
On some attractions there are posted wait times for single riders, so be sure to check both wait times to see which one will be faster and more efficient for you. Especially since you can get more done in your day at the parks.
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What attractions have a single rider line?
Three of the four Walt Disney World theme parks have attractions that have a single rider line (the Magic Kingdom currently does not have this option available). Now let’s go over which rides at Disney have Single Rider lines.
At Epcot Test Track is the only option. On this ride, Single Riders who are part of a group could be in the same car just in different rows, but that’s not guaranteed.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Hipster Power Tip: If you want the coveted pilot seat on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, you’ll want to consider getting in the regular stand-by line since it’s rare that singles get this spot in the cockpit.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park you’ll find the Single Rider line for Expedition Everest just past the exit for the attraction. There is usually a Cast Member posted outside and can let you know what the wait times are here.
This is usually the fastest Single Rider line at Walt Disney World since there are so many seats on the ride cars and they start climbing to Mount Everest every few minutes.
ThemeParkHipster Tips for Single Riders
- Just like any other theme park experience, you’ll want to know where to find the Single Rider lines. Since there are only four it’s easy to remember what attractions what a single rider line. If you can’t find the entrance to the line just ask a Cast Member and they will be able to direct you.
- Always look at the posted wait times. Sometimes the Single Rider line is not the best option.
Key Things to Remember
As you can see there are many benefits for using the Single Rider Line for solo travelers going to Walt Disney World. Now that you know the pros and cons of using this option, you can plan out your vacation much better.
Walt Disney World Rides with Single Rider Lines to-date:
- Test Track (Epcot)
- Rock’n’Roller Coaster (Hollywood Studios)
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (Hollywood Studios)
- Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)
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