Queue line

A sheltered queue line with many switchbacks.

A queue line is a designated area for future riders of a roller coaster to wait. In these lines, there may be some scenery to show off the coaster. Queue lines will often play music, videos, or even have some vending machines. When the future riders reach the end of the queue line, they enter the station, often wait in smaller lines for individual cars, then proceed into the trains.

Typically, there is only one queue line per ride. However in recent years, some parks have introduced separate entrances and lines:

  • Fast track entrance, which allows holders of fast track passes to bypass most of the main queue line.
  • Single rider entrance, for riders who don't mind riding with a stranger. Ride operators fill up empty seats with guests from the single rider line.
  • Front seat queue line, which usually takes the form of a smaller queue in the station that splits from the main line. Allows guests to wait longer for a front row seat.
  • Disabled riders queue line. Some parks issue passes for guests with conditions that prevent them from waiting for extended periods of time. Policies vary per park.
  • Since the introduction of virtual reality, some coasters have a separate line those who wish to wear a virtual reality headset.

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