Father and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Jan 7, 2022
    Ashley from NC Asked

    Hi there! I am currently pregnant, and not able to ride much. Is there a way my husband can do a “rider swap” with our two children? Ex: I can’t ride 7SMT, but both children want to ride. Can he take one child first then switch out with the other child?

    Hi Ashley! Congratulations on your baby-to-be!  It sounds like we have a lot in common even beyond our first names.  In fact, on our trip to the Walt Disney World Resort a couple of years ago I was in the same position as you with two little ones and one on the way.  We found it really magical to take a baby announcement picture in front of Cinderella Castle.  It was even an announcement to our other two children as we hadn't told them ahead of time!

    While I know your vacation is already sprinkled with teeny, tiny bits of pixie dust, it will probably be different from other trips you've taken to the Resort.  Many classic attractions are still available for your enjoyment such as Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, Peter Pan's Flight, and Jungle Cruise, but Rider Switch is certainly going to help the rest of your family maximize their fun.  

    Make sure to check in at each attraction to see if Rider Switch is offered.  If it is, simply tell the Cast Member in the queue that your family is interested in Rider Switch.  They will allow the riding Guests (your husband and child number one) to enter the queue while the non-riding Guests (you and child number two) wait outside.  Once the riding Guests are finished, the two parties meet up and your husband takes child number 2 on the attraction without waiting in line again!  The most important aspect of Rider Switch is that you meet with the Cast Member at the beginning of the attraction queue so that your party is entitled to ride again without waiting in line. 

    I'm sure I don't even have to mention this, but even without riding all of your favorite attractions you're going to be making such incredible memories with your family.  Plan to stay out later one evening so that you're able to experience the new Disney Enchantment, Magic Kingdom Park's new spectacular nighttime show. You and your little ones will find it breathtaking. Also, take lots of pictures or let Disney PhotoPass photographers do it for you so that you're able to show your new little one all the fun they had at the Walt Disney World Resort even before they were born!

    Savor the magic of this last trip as a family of four and get excited for all that the future will bring!

    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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