Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
  • On Feb 25, 2020
    Lizzy from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If I have some people in our party that don’t want to ride, can they still wait in line with me?

    Welcome back to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lizzy!

    Walt Disney World is a destination that is truly The Most Magical Place on Earth, and that's evident in all of the ways that Disney tries to keep your group together as much as possible. This is even true in the queue for both mild and intense rides, as long as everyone meets the height requirements for the attraction.

    We've visited the parks with a variety of folks who either can't or don't want to experience some of the attractions that others in the group don't want to miss, so we've learned exactly where someone in the party can exit prior to boarding. Upon entering any attraction, simply ask the Cast Member where the last exit point is for anyone who decides not to ride right before boarding. No worries!

    For example, at Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, your group (48" or taller) can experience the music studio together, then continue right up until the point of boarding your "really fast car"; there is an exit right there. Similarly, at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Guests (40" or taller) may learn about the history of the hotel and what happened one night in 1939, then continue through the queue all the way up until the elevator doors open to take the rest of you into the Twilight Zone. Yup, there is an exit right at the elevator door. Even at Mission: SPACE at EPCOT, if someone in your party decides at the last minute that this is too intense, they may exit just prior to entering the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle. 

    On the other hand, there are also some absolutely lovely nearby options for those who don't want to ride. We'll sometimes take a snack break right before a FastPass+ reservation, and will leave our extra bags with those who don't want to join us. Some attractions have sitting areas that aren't far from their exits, so these may be great options, too. Those not riding can people-watch, finish a snack, sip on a cool beverage, and even use the restroom for the short time we're apart. In that case, it's a win-win for everyone.

    Happy planning, Lizzy! Be sure to send us more questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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