Five of Disney World’s biggest and most popular rides have something called a single rider line which will get you to the front of the line faster! The single rider lines at Disney World offers solo travelers, or guests whose family may not want to join, the opportunity to enter a special line at select Disney World rides. Rides that have single rider lines at Disney World are Expedition Everest, Test Track, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, and Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster. And in August of 2022, Soarin’ at Epcot began testing out a single rider line as well!
What is a Singler Rider Line?
This is a line that Disney World offers to maximize filling up every ride vehicle. They will utlize this line to pair people up in odd parties. The rides that offer a single rider queue all have ride cars with seats that are in pairs. If you don’t mind being a party of one or are a solo traveler you can join this line if an attraction offers it.
Rides that Offer Single Rider
Over at Animal Kingdom Expedition Everest, you will find the single rider line tucked away. When facing the main entrance, look on your right for a Single Rider Line sign posted on the wall of the gift shop. There will be a cast member stationed there to make sure that you understand that you are in the single rider line.
The single rider line moves really fast over at Test Track in EPCOT. This is due to the cars only holding 6 people and most being a party of 2 or 4 leaving those extra gaps for you to fill.
Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster
Your benefit in the single-rider queue won’t be as good over at Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios, because most people want to sit with someone they know. This leaves less oddly numbered parties.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
In the same park, Hollywood Studios, you can also use the single rider option at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. This is a great opportunity to practice your flight skills with complete strangers and see how well you fare.
Why Would Disney Offer Single Rider Lines?
Disney does this to give guests the benefit of a line that moves quickly. Plus the ride can accommodate more people per hour if every seat is used which helps keeps everyone happy. The single rider line reduces wait time for everyone, not just the singles.
Another reason is so families with one person who likes roller coasters can separate and take a quick ride without having to wait hours to see that person again.
Tips and Rules for Single Riders Lines
Please note single really means single. Disney WILL split your party up if more than one of you gets in the single rider line. Again, if you choose to get in the single rider line with someone else in your party you likely will be split into different vehicles or rows for the ride.
Pay attention if you’re in a line that doesn’t have a single rider queue. On popular attractions, Cast Members will often call for singles to fill empty space in cars as you get close to the load zone. We find this happens a lot on Sven Dwarf Mine Train, Tower of Terror, and Flight of Passage.
Unfortunately, using the single rider line means you will bypass the majority of the queue, including most interactive elements. While you can still build a car on Test Track it isn’t the full experience of the regular line. Likewise over at Expedition Everest, you will miss out on the Yeti museum. The good news is you aren’t missing anything skipping the line at Rock N Roller Coaster.
Single Rider lines can be a really great way to avoid waiting in long lines at Disney but they aren’t for everyone. Be sure you are prepared to split from your family if you are planning on using this. Also, if you just hate lines at Disney, look into spending money on Disney Genie Plus (this is the system that replaced the Fastpass system). For more tips on how to have a smoother vacation read how to save time at Disney World.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!