Disneyland Single Rider Lines


One of the best ways of reducing time spent standing in line is to use the Disneyland Single Rider Lines. Using the Single Rider Line at Disneyland is one of the smartest things that you can do if you do not mind experiencing a ride without the rest of your party.

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So what are the Disneyland Single Rider Lines and how do you use it to save time? The idea is simple. You ride on the Disneyland attraction without your family or friends. You will be seated in a ride vehicle with another party.

The advantage to the Disneyland Single Rider Line is that you can seriously cut down your time in line.

It is very easy to use the Single Rider Line at Disneyland. In select attractions at the entrance to the ride you will see a sign for Single Riders. You just join the line and wait. You do not have to wait alone! All of your party can wait with you and participate as Single Riders.

You will not be seated together on the attraction though. The Cast Members are looking to seat one guest at a time from the Single Rider Line. Don’t join the Single Rider Line thinking that you will get lucky and be seated together. You won’t.

A Single Rider Line at Disneyland can save you serious amounts of time waiting. Often the line for Radiator Springs Racers is 120 minutes or even longer. You can cut that down to less than 30 minutes in the Single Rider Line.

Which Disneyland and California Adventure Rides Have A Single Rider Line?

Indiana Jones Adventure
Radiator Springs Racers
Soarin’ Over The World
Splash Mountain
California Screamin’
Goofy’s Sky School
Grizzly River Run

All of these Disneyland attractions have Single Rider Lines. However, we think that some of them are preferable to the others. Some save you more time. Others we don’t like the Single Rider Line as a big part of the appeal of the attraction is experiencing it with family and friends.

Radiator Springs Racers always has long wait times. Unless you get into the park early as a Disneyland Resort guest you are looking at wait times which are usually a minimum of 60 minutes and can easily rise to 120 minutes. We don’t think that 2 hours in a line for anything is much fun.

Therefore, the Single Rider Line is a great option if you want to save time.

The downside of using Single Rider Line is that you will not be with your party. We think that if you are riding for the first time you should not use Single Rider for Radiator Springs as it is better as a shared experience. However, if you have already been on the ride go back as a Single Rider to save time.

Indiana Jones Adventure

We think that the Indiana Jones Adventure is one of the best Single Rider options. The ride is dark and fast moving. So most of the time you have no particular sense that you are experiencing this with other family or friends. If you want to save time this Single Rider Line is a good pick.

Soarin’ Over The World is another good option for a Disneyland Single Rider Line. You are looking at the screen for most of the time and have little sense of the people next to you. This can be a good way to save time standing in line at Disneyland.

One which we don’t ever do as a Single Rider is Splash Mountain. A lot of the appeal of this ride is from the shared experience. It is a long ride and you have to sit pretty close to your fellow guests! The lines to Splash Mountain can be long but we suggest getting a Fast Pass rather than using Single Rider.

California Screamin’ Single Rider Line cuts down the time spent in line. However, California Screamin’ is a very efficient and fast loading ride. You rarely see wait times of 60 minutes. This one really depends upon your personal preference.

We would use this for California Screamin’ if the wait times are over 45 minutes. Otherwise we would prefer to experience California Screamin’ with someone we know next to us!

Goofy's Sky School

We have to confess that Goofy’s Sky School is one of our least favorite Disneyland rides. The lines can get pretty long though so the Single Rider option can be a good move.

Grizzly River Run in Disney’s California Adventure is one which we really prefer not to use the Single Rider Line. So much of the fun of the ride is a shared experience of getting completely soaked to the skin. In hot weather the lines can be long but we really prefer to get a Fast Pass.

Do you use the Single Rider Line at Disneyland?

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