Friday, March 14, 2008

Here's Your Queue

As anyone who's visited Disneyland will assure you, waiting in line is a huge part of the Disney experience. But do you ever really look around to see where exactly you're doing the waiting?

The waiting areas of attractions in the park, typically called "queue areas" or simply "queues," are designed to hold hundreds of guests in a neat line while simultaneously keeping them entertained. So how does Disney do it?


Indiana Jones Adventure isn't considered the best queue in Disneyland for nothing. Brian Rechenmacher on Flickr.com, 2007.

One of the more popular queue areas, Indiana Jones Adventure (pictured above), is nearly 1/2 a mile long, and undoubtedly one of the most well themed. Along the way, there are plenty of surprises and details to keep guests amused. I'll let you figure them out for yourself, though!

Another interesting queue is Space Mountain, where you can observe guests as they board the ride cars. This can be viewed as a negative aspect, however, since many guests become distracted and don't move forward in the line!

My personal favorite queue is Indiana Jones Adventure, and I get the feeling I'm not alone. What about you all? Which queue is best, and which is in dire need of improvement?

3 comments:

Thufer said...

i would agree, probably the indiana jones queue has the best detailing. i would give out a shout to the disneyland railroad also. main street station, although not nearly as long as say indiana jones, is striking and adds to the overall feel of the ride itself.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Indy has the best queue. I even think it is better than Expedition Everest.

As far as the queue that needs help? Besides the Fantasyland dark rides, I would like to see Pirates get a little more cover.

mickeyfan said...

It's always nice to enjoy a cool dole whip while waiting for the next showing at the tiki hut. I will say that the splash mountain wait could use a little more entertainment since it is usually so long!