• On May 19, 2017
    Sarah from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi again. How does the parent swap work? Would we both do fast passes for the same time & then one just waits? I'm confused. Also daughter is attached to us, so if one leaves she kinda freaks. Do they stand in line & watch you as you ride

    Hi, Sarah! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks for bringing us such a great question!

    Sarah, my youngest is not quite tall enough for some of the rides the Walt Disney World Resort, so my family uses Rider Switch often, and we absolutely love it! It gives us the ability to have the members of our family that can and wish to ride an attraction do so and take turns riding while our little one waits outside.

    To use the Rider Switch feature, simply walk up to the Cast Member at the attraction entrance and inform them you would like to do a Rider Switch. Your little one should be with you when you do so. The Cast Member will then provide you with a lanyard that you will take with you through the regular queue and it will be exchanged for a paper FastPass+ before you ride that will allow the party waiting to ride do so with little to no wait. You won’t be able to enter the queue with your little one, but instead, you can enjoy another attraction, explore the theme parks, or even enjoy a delicious treat while you wait. The paper FastPass+ won’t have a specific return time so you will be able to come back whenever it’s convenient. You can also combine this feature with a pre-booked FastPass+. Same process, but with the pre-booked FP+, both parties will be able to use the FP+ queue.

    I hope you enjoy this neat feature and have a great time experiencing all the wonderful attractions at all four theme parks during your visit! Please do come back and see us again soon. We’re happy to help with any additional questions or tips for your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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