• On Apr 7, 2021
    Tracy from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have 2 adults, an 8 year old and a baby. We plan to take advantage of the rider switch option for several rides. My question is will they let the 8 year old ride twice, once with both adults - or will the 2nd adult have to ride alone?

    Hi Tracy! Welcome back to planDisney!

    Your trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is rapidly approaching! I am smiling at the thought of you seeing your little one's faces light up as they take in all that there is to see and experience during your visit. It is the best part of any trip, in my opinion!

    I have many years of Rider Switch experience and it is the best! As our kids grow older and meet different height requirements, our use of Rider Switch changes, but we still have a couple of more years ahead of us. My son is older, and fortunately for him (and your 8-year-old!), Rider Switch allows the returning parent plus up to two Guests to ride. In your case, this means that the second adult will have a ride buddy in your 8-year-old! My son LOVES this little perk since he gets to ride everything twice.

    Make sure the whole family goes to the entrance of the queue to speak with the Cast Member about Rider Switch. They will need to scan either the MagicBand or ticket (card) of the second rider, as well as your older kiddo. This will save you a lot of time without having to go through the Standby line twice!

    I hope you have the BEST vacation, Tracy! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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