Single-Rider Lines at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure 

Single-Ride Lines at Disneyland & DCA

An often-overlooked time-saver is the single-rider line, a separate line for individuals who visit the park alone or don’t mind being separated from their party. The objective is to fill odd spaces left by groups that don’t quite fill the entire ride vehicle. Because there aren’t many singles and most groups are unwilling to split up, single-rider lines are usually much shorter than regular lines. Aside from being briefly separated from your traveling companions, the only downside is that single riders skip most of the scene-setting queues, which first-time riders may want to experience. 

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disneyland (Photo courtesy of Seth Kubersky)
Space Mountain at Disneyland (Photo by Liliane Opsomer)

Single riders are usually welcome in Disneyland Park at Matterhorn BobsledsMillennium Falcon: Smugglers RunSpace Mountain, and Tiana’s Bayou Adventure (opening late 2024); and in Disney California Adventure (DCA) at Goofy’s Sky School, Grizzly River RunIncredicoaster, Radiator Springs Racers, Soarin’ Around the World, and WEB SLINGERS

Radiator Springs Racers at Disneyland Resort (Photo by Liliane Opsomer)
Grizzly Run. Picture Seth Kubersky
Kali River Rapids Grizzly River Run (Photo by Seth Kubersky)

Star Tours in Disneyland accommodates single riders intermittently, and Toy Story Midway Mania! and Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! sometimes offer a similar “buddy pass” shortcut. A single-rider line may also be available at Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland. 

(Photo courtesy of Seth Kubersky)
(Photo courtesy of Disney)

Note that single-rider lines are not always available and may be closed if there is too much (or too little) demand. Most participating attractions have a dedicated single-rider lane that is clearly marked, but at a few you may need to ask a cast member at the entrance for a paper pass, which will permit you to walk up the exit pathway. 

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