Mom and daughter in GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • On Apr 17, 2023
    Michelle from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Counting down the days to when I can take my nephews to WDW for the first time! If one nephew does not want to ride a ride (thinking of the 9-year old) is there a safe place for him to wait for us inside the ride (Tron / GOG) where I feel comfortable?

    Hi, Michelle!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    You must be so excited about your nephews' first Walt Disney World Resort trip!  I'm sure you're going to make some magical memories together.  It's the perfect time to visit and experience all the Disney thrills on new attractions such as TRON Lightcycle / Run Presented by Enterprise and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.  Currently, these two attractions do not have a standby queue.  You will need to join the virtual queue and/or purchase an Individual Lightning Lane entry to experience these two amazing thrill rides.

    These two attractions are among my favorite things at Walt Disney World Resort, however, they are both intense experiences and might not appeal to all Guests.  According to the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules, Guests under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a Guest age 14 or older in the theme parks.  So if your 9-year-old nephew decides he would like to skip some of the thrill rides, he will need someone age 14 or older to wait with him.  

    If there is another adult in your party, or if one of your nephews is at least 14 years old, I would recommend using the Rider Switch service.  Rider Switch can be used when a child does not meet an attraction's height requirement or if they simply do not wish to ride.  To use Rider Switch, you can speak to a Cast Member at the attraction's entrance, and they will get this set up for you.  When using this service, one adult (or person age 14 or older) waits with the child(ren) who is not riding. The rest of the party waits in line and experiences the attraction.  Once they return, the waiting adult switches places with an adult who just rode and can then access the attraction without waiting in the standby queue.

    If you won't be visiting with another adult, you can speak to a Cast Member at the attraction's entrance to see if there are any other options for your travel party.  Sometimes Guests want to experience an attraction's queue and preshow but prefer to exit before boarding the ride vehicle.  Your nephew might be able to do this, but it would be at the Cast Members' discretion and the ability to do this might vary from attraction to attraction.  

    Even if you and your nephews have to skip a few attractions, there are plenty of Disney thrills that you'll be able to enjoy together.  Family-friendly attractions such as Remy's Ratatouille Adventure and Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway are a blast for Guests of all ages, and I'm certain your nephews will love all of Walt Disney World Resort's nighttime spectaculars.  Even a simple thing like enjoying a Mickey ice cream bar on Main Street, U.S.A. can become a core memory when experienced with our loved ones.  I'm wishing you a vacation filled with these little magical moments!

    See ya real soon!
    Samantha

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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