• On Apr 29, 2018
    Samantha from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is there child swap option for the rides?

    Hi Samantha!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. As the mom to two little boys, we have taken many trips to Walt Disney World Resort with little ones who aren't quite tall enough to enjoy all of the "big kid" attractions! The Rider Switch program is such an awesome way for everyone to enjoy the attractions on their "must-do" lists without anyone feeling left out or waiting in unnecessary queues!

    To use the Rider Switch program, simply proceed to the attraction queue entrance with your entire family, including little one who will not be riding, and let them know that you would like to use Rider Switch. The will allow the first group of riders to enter the queue with a Rider Switch lanyard, which will later be traded for a Rider Switch ticket. The adult who is staying with the little one while the first group rides will be able to explore other areas of the theme park while the first group waits in the queue and enjoys the attraction. I love this feature of the Rider Switch program because my little ones never have to wait in attraction queues for things they won't be riding.

    Once the first group enjoys the attraction, they can meet up with the rest of the family in the theme park, give them the Rider Switch ticket and then the adult who didn't ride can use the Rider Switch ticket to enter the FastPass+ queue to enjoy the attraction while those not riding can remain in other areas of the theme park with the little one. I like to use this time to take my little ones on attractions they will enjoy, such as Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, or grab special treat for them!

    Please let us know if you have any other questions as you continue planning. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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