Using your three daily Fastpass+ selections for headliner attractions at Walt Disney World Resort is a must. Knowing you can enjoy attractions such as Soarin’, Toy Story Midway Mania or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with little to no wait brings peace of mind, especially if you’re traveling during peak travel times. But did you know you can also cut down on wait times by taking advantage of Single Rider Lines at select attractions? Single Rider Lines are clearly labeled queues that are separate from but adjacent to the Standby and FastPass+ queues. Any Guest can use the Single Rider Line and there are no special passes required. As long as you don’t mind splitting up your party this is a great option!
DIStracted Tip: If you are part of a small party waiting for an attraction without a Single Rider Line, keep your ears open as you get close to the loading area. Cast Members will often shout out for parties of two to fill in spaces on the vehicle. This has worked for me on a number of occasions!
Cast Members do their best to completely load all ride vehicles. This is where the Single Rider Line comes into play. Guests from this line fill empty seats on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Test Track at Epcot and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, among others. The wait should be much shorter than the Standby lines, which allows Guests to enjoy more experiences throughout the day.
The Single Rider Line also proves useful to Guests who want to enjoy both Test Track and Soarin’; or Toy Story Midway Mania and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. This is because both Epcot and Hollywood Studios separate their Fastpass+ selections into two groups. Guests may select one experience only from the first group and two from the second. No big deal, right? Wrong! Both Test Track and Soarin’ and Toy Story Midway Mania and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster are in the first groups, so you’re forced to choose. It makes sense to select Soarin’ at Epcot and Toy Story Midway Mania at Hollywood Studios when making your FastPass+ selections, because the Single Rider Line option is available at the other two attractions.
If you haven’t taken advantage of this option, give it a try on your next trip!