Never Use the Single Rider Line on Aerosmith's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Never Use the Single Rider Line on Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

We’ve all made mistakes at Disney World. I have many regrets: using two Dining Plan credits at The Hollywood Brown Derby; visiting Orlando in August; carrying my 5-year-old son on my shoulders for a week instead of getting a stroller. But nothing compares to the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in central Florida: using the single rider queue for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

My son and I decided to close Hollywood Studios one night a few years ago. We hoped to ride Aerosmith before getting in line for Rise of the Resistance. There’s no greater feeling than jumping in the ROTR queue one minute before the park closes.

We headed down Sunset Boulevard with about an hour to spare. The standby line was exactly 60 minutes. Perfect. The single rider queue had to be better than that.

I was so very wrong.

The end of the line was at the door to the lobby. Great! This was working out perfectly. My son’s name came up on the electronic concert promo posters. Bonus!

But nothing compares to the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in central Florida: using the single rider queue for Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.


Then we stood there. And stood there. It took us 30 minutes to even get into the recording studio. The ride was operating perfectly. The standby queue never stopped moving.

The post-studio line was even worse. Everyone in the queue was agitated. We soon realized that our ROTR plan was falling apart. Then people started to jump the railing to get into the standby queue. No Cast Member put a stop to it, but I knew that if we jumped, we’d be caught. I didn’t want to go to Disney detention for something so lame.

Rock 'n' Roller Coaster by Aerosmith loading area

All told, we waited in line for 80+ minutes. We didn’t ride together. We missed out on late-night Galaxy’s Edge.

I honestly don’t understand why Disney continues with the charade. Guests assume that single rider queues will have a benefit. After all, they work brilliantly on Expedition Everest, Test Track, and Smugglers Run. But the single rider queue fails spectacularly on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Just don’t do it.

Adam the Woo also experienced this horrible queue a few months ago.