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Complete Guide to Single Rider in Walt Disney World

This article is your complete guide to the Single Rider Line at Walt Disney World Resort. When you think of Walt Disney World, you can imagine most of the iconic things like Cinderella Castle, Mickey Bars, matching family t-shirts and … lines. Walt Disney World is known for it infamous queue wait times for certain attractions, especially the more popular ones like Avatar: Flight of Passage and Slinky Dog Dash. Luckily, there is an amazing feature in certain Walt Disney World attractions called the Single Riders Line. The Single Rider Line can cut wait times in half, which truly can make or break a vacation. That’s why we’ve come up with the complete guide to understanding Single Rider in Walt Disney World.

What is the Disney World Single Rider Line?

The Single Rider Line has been one of Walt Disney World’s best hacks for the most magical vacation ever. The Single Rider Line is a one way ticket straight past stand-by queue guests and nearly right on the the attraction. That is – if you don’t mind not riding with your party, because that is exactly what single rider means! Disney uses this line to fill up all the available seating on each attraction. For example, if there is a party of five in line for Expedition Everest, one of their train cars would only have one rider – so that’s where a single rider comes in. This process assists in making sure all attractions are operating at full capacity … and potentially cutting down wait time!

Who can use the Disney World Single Rider Line?

Lucky for most Disney guests, the Disney Single Rider Line is accessible to almost everyone. Height requirements still apply to the Single Rider Line, but along with height, there is an age requirement. Guests must be at least seven years of age to experience the Single Rider Line. It is also important to note, if you are traveling with a larger party or other guests and you choose to use the Single Rider Line, you must be okay with being separated. There is a high chance you will be on a different train car than your family or friends. Cast Members do not allow Single Riders to ask for row requests. If you are okay with that, we highly suggest using the Single Rider Line!

Which Rides Have a Single Rider Line at Walt Disney World?

Here is a complete list of which Disney rides have Single Rider Lines

Single Rider Lines at Epcot

  • Test Track

Single Rider Lines at Hollywood Studios

  • Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

Single Rider Lines at Animal Kingdom

  • Expedition Everest

Does Magic Kingdom have any Single Rider Lines? The answer is: no.

At this time, Magic Kingdom does not have any Single Rider Lines. We anticipate as crowds grow and new attractions are being introduced there may be more Single Rider Lines in the future.

Disney Single Rider Line Tips


We hope this article has been helpful for understanding Walt Disney World Single Rider Lines but we still have a few more tips for your next Disney vacation.

One thing to note is that Single Rider Lines at Disney aren’t ALWAYS shorter than Stand-By queues. Certainly, most of these popular attractions have long Stand-By waits, but sometimes the Single Rider Line can be just as long! Make sure to check with Cast Members on current wait times for both queues.

If you are all about the experience of Walt Disney World, the Single Rider Line may not be for you. The Disney Single Rider Line queue is on a different path than Stand-By, meaning you may miss out on innovative Imagineering queue experiences.

Hollywood Studios Single Rider Line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run guarantees you will not be chosen for the Pilot position on the ride. This is arguably the most sought out position out of the three: Gunner, Engineer and Pilot. Therefore, if you are looking to drive the Millennium Falcon through hyperspace, you may want to skip the Single Rider Line for this attraction.

Most importantly, the Single Rider Line at Disney is unlimited! That means, for the specific attractions that offer a Single Rider Line, you can use the Single Rider Line as many times you want. With how popular Hollywood Studios rides can be, the Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Single Rider Line can sometimes let you enjoy the attraction back to back with almost no wait!

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