I like the Jungle Cruise queue a little bit more than the Indy queue. The JC queue has a lot of great details which make it feel like they actually run tours out of there, plus you got the music (when they run the loop), the action of watching the boats load, and the Dominguez palm tree.
Indy's queue is good, but I feel that it really needs a refurb, (especially the load area), and with Fast Pass you miss a lot of the interesting stuff.
The best line ( i refuse to use queue in America :P) is easily Indy and Roger Rabbit.
It depends on which line you are talking about Fastpass v Standby. If it is standby, then I would have to disagree with you about Indy. The standby line is horrible. It is always at least an hour wait and gets backed up by fastpass people, especially when people are returning with expired fastpasses.
Now the queue for that line is one of the best ever designed and really makes the line feel like it is immersing itself in an anchient temple.
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DL = Indy. ( This was ahead of it's time and the standard I hold all other queues up to. ENTERTAIN ME while I'm standing on my feet for 90 minutes waiting, eh?! )
DCA = Muppet Show ( It's not a big line but it's interesting. The frosted glass doors, the sounds of things going on behind, the pre-show waiting area... I could stand there and look at that pre-show room for far longer than the waiting requires. )
DL = Peter Pan. ( I love the ride but of the 5 dark rides in/near the castle this is the one with consistently the longest <45 min avg> wait. There's really nothing to be done about that wait, but it's amplified when you're in a queue of switchbacks and chains that some kid is almost always swinging on while his parents don't care. )
DCA = Soarin'. ( The corrugated metal walls, the static pics,... <Yawn> It's like I'm in the lobby of a steakhouse or something. It's monotonous and boring and could use something interactive to remind me that I'm in a Disney park. Hard to believe this line was created AFTER the queue for Indiana Jones. )
I agree with you on everything except Soarin'. It should be better, but I give that distinction to Mickey's Fun Wheel.
I always vote for Indy's queue. Even though we have to miss half of it with the handicap entrance, it is still is awesome!
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At Disneyland, I think Indy is the clear winner. However, Star Tours also has a fabulous queue. Jungle Cruise's is great. Tiki Room's is awesome what with the preshow. And I do like Space Mountain's too.
At DCA, Racers is the best. I like part of the Soarin' queue where you walk in and see all the aviation photos. That's actually one of the more educational type queues, which I think is great. However, the outdoor portion (and especially the indoor portion after the aviation section... which is sorely lacking in theme), needs some work.
In Disneyland I've always enjoyed waiting in line for Big Thunder & Jungle Cruise. Both queues really get me in the mood for the ride & move fast so it's always enjoyable.
At DCA It's Tough to Be a Bug takes the win for me!
Totally forgot about It's Tough to Be a Bug, it is an amazing queue.
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The best queue in Disneyland has to be Indiana Jones. It really feels like you've gone deep into a massive temple. The level of detail and all the interactive elements is a true imagineering masterpiece. I really hate the fast pass line because you blow by all the details that help create the mood and set up the ride. Honorable mention would be Splash Mountain.
At DCA I'd have to say Tower of Terror. I haven't been in Cars Land yet, so I can't pick that one. Tower of Terror really does a great job with story telling, music, time period, and just that feeling of dread. It really feels like the movie "The Shinning".
For most efficient, I'd have to say Pirates at Disneyland, and Mermaid at DCA.
Don't forget that Indy is down intill the earlest mid-December. We might see an update and and upgrade due to them having to put all new wiring in for Next Gen fastpass system. Also you mean the upstairs portion of the Jungle Cruise down stairs is probaly most effecent.
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I feel like in both parks that TOT as well as Indy are the best themed inside ques where outside would have to be RSR and Haunted Mansion. The most effecent line ques would be Little Mermaid now that they got rid of some of the poles and repaced them with chains (and compared to the carbon copy at florida, DCAs que is incredibly effecent) also Matterhorn where no mater the length of the ride on either side you can just jump the rope to get to the end of the line. Roger Rabit is a nice line que if the ride is a 45 minute wait, if it is 10 than you just had to walk the entire line que just to get to the end of the line and there is no exceptions to that.
I think Indy is the best overall. However, I don't like how you can see the people exiting the ride to your left as you are entering. It totally ruins the effect. They need to fill in the wall in between the entrance and the exit.