Disney Parks Blog announced today that Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Disney World’s newest ride, will be getting rid of its virtual queue in favor of traditional standby starting January 10, 2022. That means you’ll be able to scurry into the France pavilion in EPCOT and get in line for the ride without having to join the virtual queue first in just a few days.

In case you didn’t know, Disney World has been using a virtual queue for certain new rides since Rise of the Resistance opened in 2019. Guests would have to reserve a time slot via the Disney World app when virtual queue reservations opened up at 7 am and 1 pm. Rise of the Resistance transitioned to a standby queue late last year, and, even though Disney World said they may use a virtual queue again in the future, that ride stayed using standby even through the crush of holiday crowds. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has been using a virtual queue since it opened on October 1, adding a paid Lightning Lane option when Disney Genie launched. But starting January 10, the virtual queue will be converted to traditional standby. We would expect that this change at Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will be similarly permanent to Rise of the Resistance, especially since this ride does not have as crazy high demand as the flagship Star Wars ride.

Like Rise of the Resistance, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will continue to offer Lightning Lane access through Individual Lightning Lane purchases. Confused about what that sentence means? Check out our Guide 2 Disney Genie, which explains everything about Lightning Lane and how paid line skipping works at Disney World.

With this move, there will be no rides utilizing a virtual queue at Disney World. Does this mean the end of virtual queues altogether? Don’t bet on it. In fact, Disney Parks Blog has a very interesting paragraph about the future of virtual queues at WDW:

Virtual queues continue to be helpful with the launch of popular attractions and the debut of new experiences and offerings, so we may use it again from time to time for select attractions in the future.

This language is quite different from when Disney described Rise of the Resistance’s shift to standby as “pausing” the virtual queue. This seems to imply that Disney World operations are happy with how Rise of the Resistance is performing with just a standby queue, and they will be relying on virtual queues for certain new attractions and experiences. In fact, we would predict that the virtual queue will be back later this year at EPCOT, with the launch of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind this summer.

But until Disney World officially announces the next ride with a virtual queue, let’s just enjoy this brief period where there’s one less thing you’ll need to reserve on your phone.