Single Rider Line??
I am going to be going to DL on Oct 14th by myself. I haven't been in a couple years and have been hearing rumors about single rider lines.
Are these better than using fastpass?? and which attractions are they available on?
I am trying to plan out which attractions I will need fastpass for and which ones I can go to that will not have a major line.
Also, being that the 14th is Columbus Day, have crowds been historically larger on Columbus Day??
Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
This will also be my first time at DL by myself.
10-02-2002 06:16 AM
The 1000th Happy Haunt
Single rider lines (if DL has em) are great. I've chosen those lines at WDW, and believe me they move much faster than FP.
I'd say...since you are going solo to DL, definately head for the single rider lines. Sure, you'll hear the spiel that 'you may be separated from your party', but that won't apply to yah...so enjoy quick jaunts through rides.
the only 2 that I know of (there may be more) is: Splash mtn, and Indy... but yes they are better even than fastpass. I my mom, and my dad went one at a time behind each other on splash we could still see each other, and got on right away, I mean were talking 5 minutes flat! This was great, because we had been in line earlier for about 45 mins when splash broke down, we came back the next day and I remembered about single rider and we all got on lickety split. I really wish I had remembered earlier or I would have rode Indy over and over--oh well next time! Just ask one of hte cm's at the attraction where single rider is... they will tell you its kind of hidden on splash.. you go sort of through the exit up to the logs.
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"good thing frogs can hop, or I would have been gone with the Schwin!"
Just a word of warning - the single rider line does not guarantee that you will get on quickly. I used it for "Soaring" and my wait time was only 5 minutes faster than the regular line, about 45 minutes total. Many folks in the single rider line grumbled about the wait (not me) and the CMs had to explain that the single rider line does not mean fast admittance on the ride. Since you are going alone I wouldn't hesitate to use this option. Maybe I just hit a spot of bad luck since other posters seem to have great success with it, but I did want you to know that you can end up with a long wait.
SIngle Rider is a GREAT option at the DL for both Indy and Splash, due to the seating options, most vehicles/logs go out with empty seats.
At DCA, Single Rider is good at the GRR (if there is a wait, many times the ride is pretty much a walk on, especially this time of year), Also the Maliboomer and Mulholland Madness, I would use the Single Rider option.
The one ride that the Single Rider is NOT good is Soarin, due to the way they can load the rows, it does not leave many empty seats. I recommend using FastPass instead of Single Rider on this ride.
On Soarin', by all means, if you CAN get a FastPass, do so. But failing that, the single rider queue does get you inside a lot quicker, which can be of some value if the weather outside is less-than-pleasant (e.g., too hot, or pouring rain). Also, the single rider queue has saved me enough time to get me in and out in time to catch Blast or Millionaire, when FPs weren't available, and the standby wait would have been twice too long.
James H. H. Lampert
I did Indy three times in about twenty minutes on my last trip.
First time with the single rider line(and when I popped out of the elevator, wearing my TDS lanyard and in my suit jacket-I looked kinda official-people looked at me like I was a bigwig-kinda cool hehehe)and then another time with a FP and then another time with the FP I got from using my friend's AP that I brought with me from Australia.
The FP that is......not the friend.
Oh and BTW-if you REALLY want to attract attention in a Stateside Disney park, wear a TDS lanyard. I had guests and CM's asking me about the park!
It was nice making them green with envy.
From the original Disneyland to Walt Disney World to Tokyo DisneySea.....
I did it ALL from Sept. 8th to October 20th, 2001!!!
My wife, daughter and I used the single rider line many times on Indy during our last visit. At least half the time we were put in the same vehicle. We kept saying we were single riders and expected to be on seperate cars but when the CM says get on board....what can you do.
If I'd shell out $10, I'd be a
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