A Guide to Single Rider Lines at Walt Disney World
Disney World’s Single Rider Program
Nearly every attraction at Disney World has at least 2 lines: a Standby Line and a FastPass+ Line.
What are single rider lines at Disney World?
Just like it sounds, single rider lines are meant for Disney guests that are traveling solo or don’t mind riding alone. When a single spot becomes available, because of odd party sizes in the Fast Pass or standby queues, Cast Members will pull someone from the Single Rider queue to fill that spot.
This is a great way to ride more attractions in a shorter amount of time, as the single rider queues tend to go much faster than the traditional lines.
Why Disney Offers a Single Rider Line
Single Rider Lines are located on attractions where they frequently will need a “single rider” to fill a car or ride vehicle. Disney likes to keep families together and this can lead to a few empty seats on the rides. When this happens, they call upon a single rider to fill that seat.
There are three attractions at Walt Disney World that offer a single-rider option:
- Test Track – Epcot
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster – Hollywood Studios
- Expedition Everest – Animal Kingdom
Some attractions like Soarin’ will fill in spaces with single riders from further back in the queue as needed but do not have a dedicated single rider line. Both the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom also have frequent calls for single riders at the loading area, due to the way the ride vehicles are set up.
When should you use a single rider line?
Single Rider lines can make sense in a lot of instances:
Test Track Single Rider Line is a great option because of the FastPass+ tiers. It allows you to use one of your Tier 1 FastPass+ options for Soarin’ or Frozen Ever After.
The single rider line moves really fast over at Test Track. This is due to the cars only holding 6 people and most being a party of 2-4 leaving those extra gaps for you to fill.
Expedition Everest is fantastic if you want to get multiple rides on this popular roller coaster OR if you want to save a FastPass+ for one of the Pandora attractions
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a little bit of a different story. According to DisneyParks Mom Panel, the single rider line can take just as long to get a seat as Fast Pass lines, only because the “stretch limos” are in rows of 2, and can easily accommodate families of 2 and 4. They suggest asking a Castmember for the anticipated wait time in the Single Rider queue before making your final choice.
Tips and Rules for Single Riders Lines
- You have to be at least 7 years old to use the Single Rider Line
- You can enter the line as a group but you WILL be split up.
- Always make a plan with people in your party to meet at the exit of the ride in case you do get split up.
- Single Rider Lines (much like the FastPass+ Lines) often bypass some of the fun interactive aspects of some of the queues.
- Now that Frozen Ever After is open and Soarin’ Around the World is up and running, Test Track may be the ideal spot for the Single Rider Line. Grab a Fastpass+ for Frozen, ride Soarin’ first thing, and utilize the Single Rider Line at Test Track for maximum touring efficiency.
Disney World Single Rider Line or Fast Pass?
As mentioned above, if your party doesn’t mind being split up or you plan on using Rider Switch, Single Rider is best used for Test Track and Expedition Everest. Save those precious Fast Pass selections for another popular Disney ride.
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