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Single Rider Lines

One time-saving option available to all Universal Orlando guests without extra charge is the single-rider (or singles) line. Several attractions at USF and IOA have this special line for guests traveling alone, or at least willing to be temporarily separated from their companions. Single riders wait in a separate queue and are slipped into vacant seats left by large groups without (theoretically) impacting the other lines. Singles lines are a great alternative for those unable or unwilling to cough up the dough for Universal Express Passes

The singles line is often just as fast as the Express line. However, because the speed of the singles line is highly dependent on the flow of odd-numbered parties through the other queues, the wait time can be extremely unpredictable. At some times we’ve walked onto Forbidden Journey via the singles line when the standby wait time was more than an hour; at others we’ve stood longer in Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit’s singles line than the posted standby wait.

Single-rider lines open at the discretion of the ride attendants and may temporarily close if crowds are very light (because they aren’t needed) or very heavy (when the singles queue becomes filled to capacity, which happens frequently at Gringotts). In the latter case, try hanging around the entrance for 15 or 20 minutes, which is usually how long it takes for the singles line to shrink enough to be reopened.

Also note that some queues (particularly those of Forbidden Journey and Escape from Gringotts) are attractions in themselves and deserve to be experienced during your first ride. Even so, we strongly recommend using the singles line whenever possible—it will decrease your overall wait and leave more time for repeat rides or just ambling around the parks.

Single rider lines are almost always available at the following attractions:

Universal Studios Florida

Islands of Adventure

In addition, IOA intermittently offers single rider access at Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls in IOA, and The Simpsons Ride and E.T. Adventure in USF.

Last updated on February 2, 2021