Have you ever been in a really long line for a ride, and all of a sudden needed to run to the restroom, but knew you’d lose your place? Walt Disney World now has a little-known offering in place to help with that: the Bathroom Pass.
The Bathroom Pass is a lanyard that allows guests in the Flight of Passage queue in Pandora – The World of Avatar to leave their spot in line to use the restroom and then return without giving up their position in line.
The usage requirements for the pass is that one family member must stay in the queue to hold the person’s place. Guests who leave the line with the pass must also wait until their party reaches the end of the line before re-joining their group. Guests who use the Bathroom Pass will have to wait for the rest of their party in a holding area near the FastPass+ and standby merge area of Flight of Passage.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how the Bathroom Pass process works:
- Have at least one party member continue to wait in the ride queue in your place
- Move forward or backward in the queue until you find a cast member
- Inform the cast member that you have to use the restroom
- Get a Bathroom Pass lanyard
- Go to the restroom
- Return to the attraction’s FastPass+ entrance where you will be allowed in
- Continue with the FastPass guests until you reach the queue merge and are moved into the Bathroom Pass holding area
- Wait for the rest of your party to meet up with you at the end of the queue
- Once everyone is together, everyone merges with FastPass+ to get on the ride
You can request a bathroom pass from any cast member found at the entrance, midway point, FastPass merge and grouper areas of the queue, and you only need one per party. However, if your family ends up passing by the Bathroom Pass holding area and you’re not back and waiting on them – tough luck. You’re not riding.
It’s possible we could see this offering be implemented in one or both of the ride queues for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. When we asked Disney to comment on whether we could see this offered in the new land, they said they “had no information to share at this time.”
What do you think of the Bathroom Pass? Do you think it would be a helpful offering for those waiting in line to experience highly-anticipated attractions like those in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know in the comments below!