Using Disney Single Rider is Like Getting the Keys to the Kingdom

Using Disney single rider is a magical experience that I recommend to everyone. It is like Walt Disney gave you his set of keys to the parks and said take any of these attractions for a spin…oh and make sure to cut the line.

Single Rider is basically a way to jump the lines of the best attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland and just walk right past all of the suffering people in line. The only slight inconvenience of the exercise is that when you are actually riding the attraction that you just cut the line for, you won't be riding with your group.


Why was it created?

If you don't yet understand what using Disney single rider does, you will in a moment. Disney created the single rider line in order to make sure that every time they sent a ride vehicle into an attraction, it would have every seat filled. Because people often go to Disneyland or Walt Disney World in large groups, the numbers don't always match the amount of people that fit into a ride vehicle. Therefore, Disney would fill up the ride vehicles with extra people or single riders that have accumulated in the single rider line.

How to Use it?

Disney offers the single rider line for most of it's biggest thrills across all six of it's US parks.

Here is the complete list and our ratings of which systems to use:

Disneyland Resort:

Disneyland Park

  • Splash Mountain(Highly suggested-almost walk on)
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye(Highly Suggested-Walk On)

Disney California Adventure

  • California Screamin'(Highly Suggested-Walk On)
  • Soarin' Over California(Suggested-Sometimes Includes Line)
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Goofy's Sky School(Highly Suggested-Regular Isn't Usually that Long Though)
  • Radiator Springs Racers(Highly Suggested-This Line is SOOOO Long Without a Single Rider or FastPass)

Walt Disney World Resort:

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Expedition Everest(Highly Suggested)

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Rock ‘n' Roller Coaster(Just Use the Regular Line or FastPass-Using Disney Single Rider Here takes forever)


  • Test Track(Using Disney Single Rider is a good idea here)

Surprisingly to many, the Magic Kingdom in Disney World does not have any single rider attractions. Many have questioned this since it's sister park, Disneyland has so many. In actuality, the only attraction that the two parks share is Splash Mountain and in fact, the two mountains have different ride car configurations.

All you have to do is head to the greeter cast member that is standing in front of the attraction and tell them that you would like to be using Disney single rider. They will hand you a card and send you down whichever line is the single rider line for that attraction.

This technique is the best way to get as many attractions into your day as possible, but if you would like to stick together with your group, check out our FastPass strategy.

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2 comments add yours

  1. How about disney world. Do you have tips for that park

    • Currently we do not have information on Walt Disney World.

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