How Using the Single Rider Line Can Ruin Two Attractions at Walt Disney World

While the majority of rides at Walt Disney World have two options (FastPass and Standby), you might’ve noticed an additional queue at a few select attractions around the parks the Single Rider line.

Single Rider Entrance at Expedition Everest

For anyone doing the parks solo or those hanging out in a group that doesn’t need to ride together, Single Rider can be a great option. The way it works is simple: a Cast Members will direct a Single Rider to fill an empty seat on a ride.

Cast Members can fill those extra seats with Single Riders on Test Track! ©Disney

For example, if there’s a row of three people, and only two guests have filled the row from either the FastPass or Standby line, someone from the Single Rider line will be chosen to fill that group. While it’s not guaranteed that you’ll have a shorter wait with single rider, there are times it can definitely cut down your wait time significantly.

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Currently, only four rides at Walt Disney World offer this option — and for two of them, you may want to rethink whether Single rider is the best choice! The four rides that currently have Single Rider available as an option are Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom, Test Track in Epcot, and Rock n’ Roller Coaster and Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Hollywood Studios.

Rock n’ Roller Coaster

Both Expedition Everest and Rock n’ Roller Coaster are fast roller coasters that are seated in rows of two. Because they’re such quick rides that don’t involve a lot of interaction, they can both be really great options for Single Riders who just want to get their thrill on in a quick line!

Expedition Everest

As for the other two, those are the ones for which you might want to consider your options before choosing Single Rider for the “quick line”. Both Test Track and Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run are far more interactive rides than your average roller coaster, so if you’re in a group that wants to stick together, these are the two you’d benefit from riding with your party.

Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

For Test Track, the Single Rider line drastically cuts down on the interactive experience of the queue. While Standby and FastPass guests get to create their own car in the virtual studio, the Single Rider line bypasses this aspect completely.

Test Track Vehicle Design

Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run might be one of the most interactive rides in Disney World and would certainly rank toward the top for a ride that is more fun with a group of people you know. The ride allows guests to take on one of three positions in the cockpit — Pilot, Gunner, or Engineer. The ride involves a lot of interaction for all guests to work together, which is what makes it such a fun option to do with a group of people you know.

Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Cockpit
Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run Cockpit

Another consideration to make with Single rider for the Millenium Falcon is that, more likely than not, you will not be able to get the position of Pilot, which is the favorite of many guests. Because the Single Rider line bypasses the queue (which is another big thing to consider!), you are brought back to the loading station and filled in wherever a single person is needed in the ride. While not always the case, typically a Single Rider will receive the position of Engineer.

Hondo Ohnaka in Millenium Falcon Queue

All of that being said, Single Rider can have some great perks for your time at Disney World. If you are okay being separated from your group, or if you are the only one in your group that wants to ride a particular attraction, it’s a wonderful option to consider!

Have you ever ridden anything as a Single Rider at Disney? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

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6 Replies to “How Using the Single Rider Line Can Ruin Two Attractions at Walt Disney World”

  1. Single rider at Test Track is great. Probably a good idea to do the full queue once and make the car, but not worth doing repeatedly. Just skip to the ride and don’t waste time on designing a car!

  2. I often travel by myself to Disney World and Disneyland and find the single rider lines to be an advantage. Especially for Radiator Springs Racers and Test Track. I did have the awkward experience of being asked by a young man if Jesus was my Lord and Savior on Toy Story Mania at California Adventure (when it still had a singles line). The rest of that ride was uncomfortable, to say the least!

  3. I use the single rider as much as possible for Test Track because I really dislike the new version (and I have given it many chances!). I have no interest in making a car, so skipping past all that works for me!

  4. Millennium Falcon was fun but didn’t qualify as awesome for me. Having one pilot controlling vertical direction and the other pilot controlling horizontal direction was frustrating. Your performance is limited by the reaction times of the person next to you. Plus the response time of the joysticks is not instantaneous like it should be. Maybe Disney should have used X-wing fighters instead of the Millennium Falcon. At least that way the pilot would have total control and unlimited potential. Yes, before you say it, I AM an ultra competitive person and I hate to achieve anything less than the best I can possibly do.