• On Feb 17, 2018
    Marqueta from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are going on our 2nd Disney trip this year! My question is about the parent swap. I have 2 kids an 8 and 2 year old. If my fiancé and I both want to ride with our 8 year old will she be able to stay on the ride while him and I switch out?

    Hi, there!

     Marqueta, I'm so glad to hear you're planning a second Walt Disney World Resort vacation. How exciting! It's my pleasure to answer your question today.

     Disney's Rider Switch is such a great service for families traveling with little ones! We love that no one in our family has to miss out on some of Walt Disney World Resort's most popular attractions on account of our littlest Mouseketeer. Using Rider Switch is easy! Together, approach the Cast Member standing at the entrance of the attraction and ask to use Rider Switch. You'll be given a Rider Switch Pass to use for the second riding party. If you choose to hold on to the Rider Switch Pass, you'll wait with your 2-year old while your fiancé and your 8-year old ride. After they exit the attraction, you can use the Rider Switch Pass to enter the FastPass+ line with your 8-year old while your fiancé waits with the 2-year old. Your 8-year old will not be able to stay on the attraction while you and your fiancé switch places, but she will get to ride twice, and that's super exciting! 

     Did you know you can combine FastPass+ with Rider Switch? It's my family's favorite way to maximize our time in the theme parks! If you reserve FastPass+ access for whoever will be in the first riding party, everyone in your group can utilize the FastPass+ line, with little to no wait to ride. For example, if you make a FastPass+ selection for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train for your 8-year old and fiancé, they can enter the FastPass+ line while you wait with your 2-year old. Then, after they exit the attraction, you and your 8-year old can enter the FastPass+ with the Rider Switch Pass! 

      Wishing you a magical second visit! 

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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