Life in the Single Lane

I’ve long said that the greatest invention of the fast food drive-thru industry was the introduction of the Double Drive-Thru.  The first time I experienced this was at the Cook-Out chain.  It speeds up the process, it cuts down on the line and really improves the consumer experience.

Well, when it comes to efficiency at Disney World, one of my favorite features is the Single Rider line.  If you’re willing to be separated from your group and ride in different seats on an attraction, this may be a great option for you.  It’s not available everywhere, but if you’re wanting to do rides like Test Track at EPCOT or Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom as many times as possible, then you need to jump into the Single Rider line.

Just like the double drive-thru, Disney uses those willing to ride as a ‘single’ to fill any and all available seats for every ride.  So even if there are 4-5 people in your group, go ahead and jump into the Single Rider Line at these attractions.  When there’s a single open seat, they’ll put you in it.  It’s true that not all of you will be together, or seated next to each other, but they run through the singles very quickly, so it’s not like you’ll be 15 minutes apart (although that could happen).

So you’re out of Fast Passes, you love the ride and you want a quick fix of the thrill more than the camaraderie of your family or friends, this is an option that you might want to check out on your next visit!

Single Rider Options:

Test Track at EPCOT (separate line)

Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom (separate line)

Rock’n Roller Coast at Hollywood Studios (Fast Pass line, speak to a Cast Member)

There are no Single Rider options currently available at Magic Kingdom.

Pete Herrick has been with Once Upon A Vacation for since 2013 and has visited Walt Disney Destinations over 30 times and takes every chance to travel to just about any fun location in the world.  He and his wife Tessa live at Lake Norman near Charlotte NC.  Find him on social media @peteherrick (or e-mail

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