Mom And Daughter Cinderella Tea Cups
  • On Aug 5, 2013
    Gisela Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Does the child swap in Disneyland works the same as Disneyworld??

    Hi, Gisela!

    Yes, Guests with children who don’t meet the minimum height requirement may take turns experiencing attractions using the Rider Switch program at the Disneyland Resort. It allows an adult (and older children) to ride while another adult waits with a younger child. You then "switch" so the second adult can enjoy the attraction without waiting all over again, just like at Walt Disney World. The specific procedure can vary depending on the attraction, though (especially if Disney FASTPASS Service is offered), so it’s best to let a Cast Member at the beginning of the queue know that you’d like to use Rider Switch and ask what steps you should follow.

    For example, when my family used Rider Switch to ride California Screamin’ without using Disney FASTPASS, we told a Cast Member at the stand-by queue and he issued us a special pass. If your family does this, one parent and the non-riding child will exit the queue, and one parent and child will stay. Once your party is reunited, the second adult (along with an older child who may wish to ride a second time) will take the Rider Switch pass through the Disney FASTPASS queue to experience the attraction with a minimal wait.

    I hope you enjoy your visit to the Disneyland Resort, Gisela. Please write back with any other questions you have as you plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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