- Mar 20, 2010
Can an ECV go into the standby line to ride the FOP? Or do I need to transfer to a manual wheelchair.
Thank you, Tiggerish.FOP = Flight of Passage, the ride in Animal Kingdom's Pandora.
I used the standby line in June 2018. It was late at night and I just wanted to see if I could fit. I couldn't. And it wasn't for a lack of trying by the Disney cast member. I didn't have any problem going through the standby line. I easily made all of the U-turns. It was a very long line. They separated me at the very end because I was on my mobility scooter. The Disney cast members guided me behind all of the other guests to the last attraction ride.Can an ECV go into the standby line to ride the FOP? Or do I need to transfer to a manual wheelchair?
Since I knew I was holding up everyone else, I was embarrassed but very thankful for the Disney cast member trying to get the back seat to click closed. When she escorted me out of the immediate ride area, I saw some folks and children in a hallway. I don't know if that is the area. I didn't stick around and exited right away.I didn't know they had an area for that! Where is it? Do you get glasses?
Thank you, Sue. I guess my memory is failing me. I must have misheard the Disney Cast Member when she escorted me out to the exit. I was very embarassed for taking up everyone's time. I did see several people in the area when I left.View attachment 356973 View attachment 356974 There is no way to view Flights of Passage unless you ride it.
If you don’t ride and are waiting inside the attraction for someone, your wait is in a fairly boring room just outside of the exit from the ride room.
If you are using an ECV, they will have you pull all the way thru the ride room and park your ECV there. It will be waiting there for you when you get off.
On the plus side, there is plenty of space, there are benches and water fountains.
Hi, DisneyOma. I'm sorry that I misinformed you. I am glad Sue came back to answer your question.Thanks Sue! So, I guess there isn't a viewing area. Rats, my husband would have liked that - the moving 3D stuff makes him very sick.
But that wall color where the water fountains are - looks like a subway, and makes me think I'd not want to drink out of the fountains, LOL!
Thank you, gap2368. I didn't know about the preshow or either I forgot about it.Just note while the ECV can go though the lines it can not go though the Pre show two at lest 5 minute video. They do have wheelchair if you can not stand for 10+ minutes ( sometimes longer if the ride is delayed more then likely due to someone not fitting)
But a really fun ride
Rather than going thru the whole line again, there is a sample ride banshee (vehicle) outside the attraction near the entrance that you could try to see if the fit works. I know another post had mentioned that it lacked the support that comes up automatically just before the ride starts, but someone replied that there's a back support that a cast member can manually manipulate....I will try again in December....
Hi, richmo.Rather than going thru the whole line again, there is a sample ride banshee (vehicle) outside the attraction near the entrance that you could try to see if the fit works. I know another post had mentioned that it lacked the support that comes up automatically just before the ride starts, but someone replied that there's a back support that a cast member can manually manipulate.
It is an interesting queue and is worth the long wait to go thru...once. As with any major attraction, FoP castmembers rotate positions frequently, so those working outside near the entrance should be well versed in helping with the sample banshee. I think they usually have two cast members working the entrance, so someone should be able to help you out with that. If one doesn't seem willing, find another. It's not worth a two hour wait again to find out that perhaps you can't go on the ride.Hi, richmo.
I tried that by myself, but no one was around to help me. I thought that I had fit, but I couldn't reach around and figure out how to raise the back rest seat part by myself. It was almost closing time and it was raining on and off, so I am sure the cast members were busy getting ready doing closing the park type duties.
I enjoyed going through the queue. It seemed very long. I just wish that I could have fit in the ride. In December, I'll go earlier to see if I see a cast member to help me fit in the sample banshee ride.
I just wanted to say it's ridiculous you weren't able to fit in the ride. You shouldn't feel bad for taking up time to try since Disney usually does a much better job with making the rides friendly to everyone....I wouldn't have guessed for you it would be an issue. I have trouble bending my knees but can still manage it - I'm sure the day will come I'll try to ride it and can't bend my knee enough! Try it again in December - maybe you just got a fussy bansheeI enjoyed going through the queue. It seemed very long. I just wish that I could have fit in the ride. In December, I'll go earlier to see if I see a cast member to help me fit in the sample banshee ride.