Standby Cards Being Tested at Soarin’

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Soarin’ is one of the most popular attractions at Epcot. It is also a Tier One FastPass+ attraction, which means that guests using the system must choose between Soarin’ and the also popular Test Track. The standby line tends to grow long quickly. Walt Disney World is now testing a system that will help to cut down on the amount of time that guests need to wait in the line. New standby cards are being issued. Once the line reaches a certain length, it is cut off and guests are instead handed cards that will give them a time to return to the ride.


A similar system is also being tested at the Magic Kingdom at Princess Fairytale Hall. Once the line for the Anna and Elsa meet and greet reaches a certain point, the cards are handed out. That way guests do not have to wait for hours to meet the two characters.

When guests return, they will need to get back into the standby line. Guests using FastPass+ will still be given priority. The difference is that new guests will not have been admitted into the standby line, only guests with the return cards will be able to board.

There is no word on whether or not the cards will be permanent, or if they will be added for more popular attractions. It is also not known if the standby lines that use the cards will at some point reopen, or if the line will be cut off for good once all the cards have been distributed. Standby cards do not affect your FastPass+ times, and they do not count in your total for the day.

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About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.