Disney Attraction Queue Extends Backstage Despite Low Wait Times

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Waiting in line for a Disney World attraction during the pandemic is a vert different experience from what many Guests are used to, the main one being, the lines have large social distancing gaps within it, making the lines extend to lengths we have never seen! And now, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, another attraction queue has headed backstage, and it’s not for a ride you may think.

Moonlight Magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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It’s no surprise that Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the most popular Disney theme parks housing two of the newest lands at Disney World, Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge where you can ride Slinky Dog Dash or Rise of the Resistance. Personally, I also find it the hardest park to get a Disney Park Pass reservation for, especially if you are an Annual Passholder.

That being said, although there are more popular rides, it seems that Toy Story Mania has been pretty busy this past weekend as the holidays roll in. Nitro (@Nitro230) took to Twitter to showcase the backstage line that the shooting attraction is currently holding. 

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Credit: Nitro230

That being said, at 2:50 pm on Sunday, December 20, Toy Story Mania has a 30 minute wait, which is shorter than Alien Swirling Saucers at 35 minutes!

Credit: ITM

Related: How Crowded is Disney World Right Now, Really?

If I were to guess how the line could be so long and the wait is so short, there is one of two explanations:

  1. The line may have been longer when this photo was taken, and now the line has massively reduced. However, having been to Disney World throughout the pandemic, ride wait times usually don’t fluctuate more than 15-20 minutes on any given weekend afternoon.
  2. Many Disney World attraction queues that wind around, much like that of Toy Story Mania, either have plexiglass or other alterations installed to not allow Guests to stand next to the winding line, meaning there is an open section within the queue after each bend in the line in order to keep a good amount of space between Guests. Personally, I have not waited in this queue Amid the pandemic, but I do know Flight of Passage in Pandora does this to ensure Guests are not next to each other.
DHS Toy Story Land
Credit: Disney

That being said, it just goes to show that right now, wait times at Disney World are often not as long as the lines appear due to social distancing in place.

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