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How To Ride Space Mountain As A Single Rider

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Orange County Register
Marla Jo Fisher
December 05, 2017
December 13, 2017
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Want to shorten your waiting time on Space Mountain at Disneyland? Try heading to the exit instead of the entrance, where the park is currently testing out a "single rider line" option for visitors.

Disneyland already offers the option on several rides to get in a special line for people willing to ride by themselves, where they might be grouped with others on a popular attraction.

This is popular, for example, with parents of small children, where one parent wants to ride while the other remains behind to supervise the kids. Or with people who are simply willing to go by themselves, in the hope of shortening their wait times. In Disneyland, currently there are single rider lines at Indiana Jones, Splash Mountain and Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Grizzly River Run, Goofy's Sky School, California Screamin' and Radiator Springs Racers in Disney California Adventure. Find all the single rider lines here.

Park officials are currently testing out how well the single rider option works on Space Mountain - one of the park's most popular attractions, which opened in 1977 and takes riders on spaceships that zoom past stars and meteor showers. After the holidays, park officials will decide whether they want to make the change permanent.

"We are always looking for ways to enhance and improve the guest experience, and this is one example," spokeswoman Michele Himmelberg said in an email.

The single rider line hasn't been publicly advertised, but canny visitors have quickly picked up on the idea. Annual passholder Martha Solis of Compton said she was standing in the regular Space Mountain line about two weeks ago, when she saw people at the front holding slips of paper that said "single rider line."

"I had no idea that line even existed," Solis said. She and her friend tested it out on two different days, entering through the exit and finding cast members who directed them to the front, where they were then seated in empty spots, where available.

Sometimes they were seated with others, sometimes alone on a bench.

"It was really quick and fast with loading and unloading," she said. "It probably took 10 minutes, compared to 60 minutes."
Attractions Referenced

Indiana Jones Adventure, Temple Of The Forbidden Eye

Matterhorn Bobsleds

Space Mountain

Splash Mountain

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