Dad’s Common Sense Tips
If you are a first time visitor to Walt Disney World, there are a few things you might want to know before you get there.
Dad’s Common Sense Tip #1 – Fastpass+, Fastpass+, Fastpass+
The most obvious way to avoid lines on the Thrill Rides at WDW is to use Fastpass+. It’s fun to walk by everyone in line doing your best Bob Uecker imitation. Fastpass+ is a big time saver. If you can get it. BUT… The Thrill Rides at WDW are typically some of the first rides to run out of Fastpass+ times which means you might have to look for alternative ways to save time in lines, like…
Dad’s Common Sense Tip #2 – Single Rider Lines
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Test Track and Expedition Everest offer Single Rider lines. Single Rider lines may be the best way ever invented to standing in those long, slow moving lines. The Single Riders lines are used for odd number groups. For example a Test Track car holds six people. If a party has five or maybe two parties of two, “extras” are pulled from the Single Rider line to fill the extra seats. If you are with a group, you may not, and probably won’t be riding together. But you won’t be far apart either. I’ve tried the Single Rider line on both Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Test Track. Each time the posted wait was around 90 minutes. I was in the ride vehicle on both rides within 10 minutes. I’m sure Expedition Everest is pretty much the same.
Dad’s Common Sense Tip #3 – Rider Swap
Rider Swap is just cool if you have kids that can’t (or won’t) ride on the Thrill Rides. Rider Swap works by allowing one parent to ride the ride while the other one waits with the kids. Then when the first one is through, you swap and the second one rides. This isn’t a big time saver. You still have to stand in line, but you don’t have to stand in line twice. It even works with Fastpass+ All the Thrill Rides have Rider Swap along with several other rides that kids might not want to experience.