Popular Disney Ride Now Offering Single Rider Line!

Soarin Single Rider Line
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For sixteen years, guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort were able to fly over some of the most beautiful places that California had to offer. Soarin’ Over California, which is located in EPCOT, lifted guests high into the air and took them to places like the Golden Gate Bridge, San Diego, Yosemite National Park, and back to EPCOT.


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Disney closed Soarin’ Over California in 20221 and reopened it as Soarin’ Around the World. However, the beloved version of the ride returned on September 22 as EPCOT began celebrating The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary.

And now, Disney has changed Soarin’ in another major way — by testing out a Single Rider Line!

Soarin Single Rider Line EPCOT

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Disney Dining can confirm that, on December 15, guests visiting The Land Pavilion to ride the attraction were able to access a brand-new line for Single Riders. A Disney cast member was seen holding the sign and said that the offering was new. However, we do not know if this will be a permanent addition, or if Disney is simply testing a Single Rider line.

Soarin Single Rider Line EPCOT

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Despite the number of rides and the popularity of Single Rider lines, there are only a few rides at Walt Disney World Resort that actually have separate lines. Right now, only Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Expedition Everest, Test Track, and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run have permanent lines for Single Riders.

rock 'n' roller coaster starring aerosmith at hollywood studios

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Related: Guest Claims Disney Treats Single Riders Like “Dirt” As They Waited 3 Hours to Ride Popular Attraction

If you are planning on utilizing Disney’s Single Rider lines, there are some important things you must know. Most importantly, groups are technically allowed to enter the Single Rider Line. But they must know that they will most likely not be riding together. The Single Rider line puts a person in a row when it is not full.

Disney's Expedition Everest

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There is also a chance that the Single Rider Line will not move faster than the traditional stand-by queue. The only way to guarantee a quicker trip through the line is to purchase Disney Genie+ or an Individual Lightning Lane pass to enter the Lightning Lane (formerly the FastPass line).

Soarin’ Over California is still available to ride at EPCOT. Disney has not said when Soarin’ Around the World will return.

What Disney World rides would you like to see add Single Rider lines? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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