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  • On Mar 1, 2024
    Renee from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What happens if someone in my party decides not to go through with riding a ride after waiting in line? Is there an exit for those that "chicken out"?

    Welcome to planDisney, Renee!

    Although you and your party may feel so immersed in the highly themed environments of the attraction queues that you forget that the outside world exists, there are indeed exits for those who want to experience the ride itself at a later time. No worries because Walt Disney World Resort is The Most Magical Place on Earth after all and anyone in your party can have the best of both worlds: more time with their group enjoying detailed ride queues and an option to leave if they’re not ready for a thrill. 

    Keep in mind that the ride is only a small part of the magic. Many of the queues at Walt Disney World’s theme parks are filled with interactive experiences (like Dumbo the Flying Elephant’s play area and Test Track’s vehicle design room), animatronics (like Toy Story Mania’s Mr. Potato Head), and iconic sights (like the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run’s Chess Room). These are can’t-miss experiences that even the person in your party who doesn’t want to ride will enjoy.

    There are “chicken exits” near the loading area for mostly all attractions. For some attractions, they’ll simply step through a gate because it’s outdoors; while others, they will actually cross through the ride vehicle to get to the exit on the other side. Some attractions have a door off to the side where they can exit and then be close enough to wait for the rest of the party to finish their ride. What’s important is that the person in your party who wants to leave needs to let a friendly Cast Member know that they’d like to skip the attraction.

    AN EXTRA GEM: Before your vacation, and if you don’t mind spoilers, I encourage that the group watches on-ride attraction videos to get familiar with the twists and turns of attractions that your party has questions about. And as a mom of little ones who have ridden almost every thrilling attraction at Walt Disney World, I can say that all thrills at the Disney Parks are fun thrills. 

    Hopefully, everyone can ride the attractions together. The Disney PhotoPass photos that you’ll get on some rides are some of my favorite ways to remember the moments and who they were shared with. But of course, the number one priority is to make sure that everyone is comfortable with their decision. Renee, if you have any other questions about your trip, revisit us here at planDisney. I’m all ears! 

    Magic always, 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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