1. Take the Resort Train from the parking lot to Disneyworld—it's two more stops, but while the you that waits for the Disneyworld train only moves up two u-turns in the queue, the you on the resort train is already on Space Mountain.
2. Buy your entry ticket from the machine. This you had no queue at all, while the other you waits with all the technophobes in a line. This you was also then given the above hint by the guy supervising the ticket machines. Yay for technology and its minders ... mmm, not really sure if I do believe that sentiment.
3. Fast Track every ride. There must come a point when that is not going to work, when everyone who would normally be in the queue ends up in the fast track queue—the same queue through a different entry. But I think they only have a cetrain number of people in each time slot, and so it does work out 'way' quicker. Say hi to the normal queue as you rush past and watch eight year olds try and convince their fathers that waiting an hour outside the ride for your time slot is more time efficient than waiting an hour in the queue.
4. Go in the out door. I know what you're thinking. Cheating? Doesn't make you popular? This only, morally, works when your are innocently ignorant. Don't use it too often unless you are just a callous bastard.
5. Go to Disneyworld on a freezing cold day. It helped. It helps more if you realise that just because it was muggy last night, doesn't mean it will be warm today and five degrees, eight tops, requires more than a skirt and a flimsy cardigan!
6. Go to Universal Studios on a rainy day. It helps even more.
7. Buy an Express Pass. If you have to. (Cheeky Universal, you know Disney gives them away free on a first come, first serve basis—see 3.) If it's rainy—see 6.
8. Go on water rides when it is raining. You are relatively wet anyway, and everyone else is trying to shelter in the limited undercover areas. The ride is all yours!
9. Duelling Dragons. Come off Ice and sneak over to Fire where the exit line meets the entry line. On a busy day this would be classified as pushing in and not appreciated or tolerated. On a quiet day it saves you walking and lets you push in front of people who aren't there yet. That good old ignorant bliss.
10. Go on the Incredible Hulk at the end of the day when everyone else in the park has already ridden it and is too hulk green to ride it again.
And, as a billy-bonus, there is always the queue free techniques of picking up and dropping off hire cars at airports where storms keep aircraft circling, or blizzards close them down. This is definitely a queue free zone.
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