Attractions for teens
  • On Mar 23, 2019
    Daniel from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If my daughter and I FP a ride and she wants to also ride with my wife who will have our son, can we rider swap without my wife also having a FP or do we all three have to have one? If all three does my daughter have to have two to ride with both of us?

    Greetings, Daniel! You've asked a really great question about Rider Switch, a super convenient time-saving tool that's perfect for families like yours that have a little one who isn't quite tall enough to ride some of the more thrilling attractions at Walt Disney World Resort. I'm happy to walk you through how it works!

    The short answer to your question is yes. If you want to use Rider Switch in combination with FastPass+, meaning that you and your daughter will use a FastPass+ to enter the attraction while your wife gets a Rider Switch entitlement and waits outside with your son, then all three of you will need to have a valid FastPass+ for that attraction. This way of using the system has always been the intent of Rider Switch, but now that the service has gone fully digital and is integrated with your MagicBand and My Disney Experience, Cast Members have the ability to check and see that everyone has a valid FastPass+ when you tap your MagicBand to activate Rider Switch. Of course, the first group can always wait in the standby line, and the second group will still be able to enter the FastPass+ queue using Rider Switch.

    Now, I'm about to give you some news that is going to make your daughter very happy. Since the Rider Switch entitlement is good for up to three guests, she will be able to ride once with you, and then once with her mom if she wants to! She does not need to book an additional FastPass+ to enter through that queue again because she will be covered by the Rider Switch entitlement as well. One of the perks of being the older sister, right?

    Have a magical day, Daniel!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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