What do you think is the best queue in both parks?
Now, many people have their own idea what 'best' refers to when we're talking about attraction queues, that being themeing and efficiency. A well-themed queue should set the stage as it were for the story to follow, giving you a bit of back story on the attraction you are about to experience. By efficiency I mean that the queue not only moves people through the line quickly but was not over-built or under-built for the amount of people that come to the attraction. So I'd thought I'd pose both questions, what rides in both DL and DCA have the best themed queues and which have the most efficient queues?
In Disneyland, I think the best themed queue would be Indiana Jones or Splash Mountain. Both, especially Indy, really immerse you in the story visually. I think Indy is just a bit ahead of Splash because the Temple that you walk through in the queue, albeit not very efficient, is amazing and makes you really feel like you've been transported into the lost Indian Delta.
In DCA, I think the best themed queue is the Tower of Terror queue. The authentic 1939 hotel lobby and boiler room coupled with the pre-show that never gets old, gives a good back story for the ride to follow.
In Disneyland, the most efficient queue I think is Space Mountain. The imagineers made excellent use of that terrace one level above Tomorrowland where most of the line for the ride forms. It's very adaptable for both FP and SB users and therefore can be altered depending on the amount of people in the line.
In DCA, it's hard to say, most of the queues in this park aren't that efficient (I've yet to be to Cars Land so I can't really give my opinion on any of those rides) but I'll stay safe and say that California Screamin' is pretty darn efficient, easily handling lines of up to an hour as well as a FP line.