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Old 10-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Single Rider Queues

Hi all,

Does anyone know if there is a list of rides in Central Florida that have single rider queues.

As we're not that bothered about riding together if we can get more rides in, we'll quite happily make use of any single rider queues there are.

Do Disney and Universal actually make use of them like Alton Towers do?

Many thanks.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi all,

Does anyone know if there is a list of rides in Central Florida that have single rider queues.

As we're not that bothered about riding together if we can get more rides in, we'll quite happily make use of any single rider queues there are.

Do Disney and Universal actually make use of them like Alton Towers do?

Many thanks.
Disney World has only three: Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios, and Test Track at Epcot. Currently, Test Track is closed for retheme.

Universal has six that I know of: Rip Ride Rockit, Men in Black, and Revenge of the Mummy at the Studios, and Forbidden Journey, Hulk, and Spiderman at Islands of Adventure.

I'm not familiar enough with Sea World or Busch Gardens to know if any there have them--I suspect not.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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Wow, that was quick!

Many thanks for that! Will still help us save some time!

We're not going until December so we're hoping Test Track will have re-opened by then!
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Wow, that was quick!

Many thanks for that! Will still help us save some time!

We're not going until December so we're hoping Test Track will have re-opened by then!
Depending on crowds, any of them may or may not be open. But all of them I would say are usually open.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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we love to use the single rider lines,.....we will grab a FP and then ride the single rider lines and then are able to use the FP.,.....test track is to be open in Nov.
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we love to use the single rider lines,.....we will grab a FP and then ride the single rider lines and then are able to use the FP.,.....test track is to be open in Nov.
December 1, actually. And even that date is mired in doubt.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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we love to use the single rider lines,.....we will grab a FP and then ride the single rider lines and then are able to use the FP.,.....test track is to be open in Nov.
Good shout! Get to ride twice then!

I've never really understood why more parks and rides don't make use of single rider queues, it just always seems a waste seeing empty seats going round all the time!
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #8
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Good shout! Get to ride twice then!

I've never really understood why more parks and rides don't make use of single rider queues, it just always seems a waste seeing empty seats going round all the time!
A- Very few empty seats on busy attractions.
(The CM's can fill them with various sized groups and singles right
from the standby line.)

B- Some guests don't like riding with "strangers."

C- Some guests don't like their kids riding with "strangers."
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A- Very few empty seats on busy attractions.
(The CM's can fill them with various sized groups and singles right
from the standby line.)
Very true for Disney, Uniersal etc. who are very organised, but Thorpe Park, here in the UK is run so badly there is just endless empty seats and long queues, and all the single rider queues they had have been removed.

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B- Some guests don't like riding with "strangers."
True, but then they're not buying their own private ride. Even splitting larger groups up, means you could be sitting with a stranger on a 2 across ride, or even 4 across.

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C- Some guests don't like their kids riding with "strangers."
I can definitely understand that, so they ride as a family and if there is an odd person who has to sit with a stranger, that would be the adult, wouldn't it?
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #11
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I can definitely understand that, so they ride as a family and if there is an odd person who has to sit with a stranger, that would be the adult, wouldn't it?
Not if its 2 parents and 3 kids and if they are smaller you can't always do 2 kids, 1 kid one parent and one parent one stranger.

Also if its 4 across they don't always fill in a party of 2 with another party of 2.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #13
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Good shout! Get to ride twice then!

I've never really understood why more parks and rides don't make use of single rider queues, it just always seems a waste seeing empty seats going round all the time!
Yeah I don't understand it either. When I was a kid at amusement parks they always filled the cars and Disney should also.

Unless there is no line they should fill "all available spaces" as they like to say.
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Yeah I don't understand it either. When I was a kid at amusement parks they always filled the cars and Disney should also.

Unless there is no line they should fill "all available spaces" as they like to say.
I'd rather wait in a line for a bit longer than sit through a ride being awkward with some stranger. Just my opinion.
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When they had the single rider line at Toy Story Mania at DCA, they would not pair an adult from the single rider with a child. They would also ask the party if they minded having a single rider join them. Eventually, they ended the single rider for TSM.
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