I feel like this might be one of the best-kept secrets at the Disney parks: Single Rider Lines. I had no idea of their existence until a year ago when I was visiting Disneyland with my friends from Disneylandia al Día. I was complaining that I wanted to ride California Soarin’ but couldn’t fathom the line and, at that moment, one of my friends pointed me toward the sign that read “Single Rider Lines.” She ten explained to me that if I didn’t mind riding alone, I could zip right through the hour-long line in just 5-15 minutes! And that I did!
You should still try to get your hands on all the Fast Passes you can, and the Disney Mobile Magic app is ideal to map out which rides offer Fast Passes. With a Fast Pass you can get your whole family together on the ride, unless your kids are too little and then you have the Child Swap option as well. With Child Swap you must stand in the regular line, but once you reach the ride you can let the attendant know that only one of you will go on it, while the other waits with the kid(s). Once you come back, your partner takes the turn and you swap the kids. This really only works with very young kids that don’t meet the height requirements or aren’t ready for the attraction.
But if you’re okay with flying solo every once in a while, then you should definitely try to make it to the attractions which offer the Single Rider Lines. Unfortunately, there are none available at the Magic Kingdom, and not as many as we’d love overall in Walt Disney World, but there are great options at Disneyland Resorts in Anaheim, CA.
Single Rider Lines at Walt Disney World
Test Track (Epcot)
Expedition Everest (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
Rock N Rollercoaster (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
Single Rider Lines at Disneyland Resort
Goofy´s Sky School
Grizzly River Run
Radiator Springs Racers
Soarin’ Over California
Indiana Jones Adventure
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