A queue can be even more than that, as Star Tours demonstrates.Originally Posted by LlamaLover
It is exceedingly difficult to provide exposition via a ride-through experience. So, Star Tours uses Audio-Animatronic characters to deliver the exposition in the walk-through portion of the attraction.
In that way, the ride-through portion can focus on the rising action, climax, and falling action of the experiential narrative, and the walk-through portions can take care of the rest.
Throughout its history, Disneyland has had walk-through attractions like the Sleeping Beauty Castle and Tarzan's Treehouse dioramas, so it makes sense to think of the queues as walk-through attractions, too.
However, how much time for exposition is really required? I don't like standing in a line for longer than fifteen to twenty minutes even if it is part of the story and show.