After reopening with a new procedure a few weeks ago, the Space Mountain single rider line has been re-routed through the Tomorrowland ride’s exit at Disneyland Park.
Space Mountain Single Rider Line
Single Rider lines allow solo guests or those willing to split from their party the chance to bypass the standby queue, electing to ride with uneven parties in exchange for the advantage of shorter wait times. The option allows for each ride vehicle to be filled as guests who elect to ride as a party of one are funneled into the uneven parties waiting in standby, making it through the queue usually in much less time.
The Disneyland version of Space Mountain features ride vehicles with rows of two passengers, leaving uneven parties with open spots. To fill these open seats, Disneyland introduced a single-rider queue back in 2021.
The new procedure introduced last month had single riders entering at the front of the standby and Lightning Lane queues and then quickly added to Lightning Lane parties. For example, if a family of three elected to use the Lightning Lane, the single rider would be added to make them an even party of four. You then were sent through the remainder of the attraction’s queue alongside your new-found group.
Now, single riders enter through the normal exit of Space Mountain.
Temporary signs point single riders through the exit hallways, so they know they’re still going the right way.
Eventually, single riders meet back up with the standby queue on the ramp just before the loading area, where guests who changed their minds about riding can usually exit.
A Cast Member will then assign the single rider to a group.
We’ll be interested in seeing how the single rider procedures may change over the next few months. The HyperSpace Mountain overlay returns to the Disneyland attraction on May 1, just in time for Star Wars Day.
Other Single Rider Attractions
Single riders also have a designated queue at Splash Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Disneyland Park.
There are even more single rider options at Disney California Adventure:
- Goofy’s Sky School
- Radiator Springs Racers
- Grizzly River Run
- WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure
Only four Walt Disney World rides have single rider lines: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Test Track at EPCOT, and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Have you utilized the single rider option at Space Mountain? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments.