Single Rider Line at Expedition Everest in Walt Disney World Closed

Expedition Everest
Credit: Disney

We have confirmed that the single rider line entrance for Expedition Everest will be completely unavailable starting on April 26th and running through May 16th.  The line allows guests who don’t need to sit directly with members of their party to board the ride faster by filling the open spaces from odd numbered parties.  This is definitely a great line to utilize if you don’t have a FastPass+ selection for the ride and the line is long.  It appears that this queue will be closed for refurbishments that will impact the queue, since it is shorter and separate from other queues.  The stand-by and FastPass+ queues will be unaffected with this change and still operating normally.  Cast members will pull single-riders from the standby line as they can to help keep the lines moving and keep empty seats from running through.  We haven’t received any confirmation as to what these changes impacting the queue are expected to be.


Expedition Everest is an exciting roller coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World.  The coaster is located in the Asia area and has received notoriety as the most expensive roller coaster built in the world, topping the charts at $100M to build.  The coaster goes backward and forward, in the same ride, so you are in for several thrills along the way, including an encounter with the Yeti!

How many of you out there are going to miss the single rider line for these couple weeks?  I know that we will!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!