Magic Kingdom Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party; AA family
  • On Oct 23, 2023
    Alberto from ES Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! During Jollywood Nights Rider Switch will be available for "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance" (attraction exceptionally on Virtual Queue) to help families with non-riding guests?

    Hi there, Alberto!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    I'm so excited for the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort!  There's certain to be even more holiday magic this year because, in addition to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios will host its own separately ticketed event called Disney Jollywood Nights.

    Since Disney Jollywood Nights is a brand new event, there's still a lot we don't know about it.  The details about this new party where Hollywood glamour meets holiday cheer have started to be released and should continue to roll out as we approach the event's opening night.  In fact, we were recently given a sneak peek at some of the unique food and beverages that will be offered at this party.  Be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog for all the latest news and announcements about Disney Jollywood Nights.

    I have not yet heard for certain if Rider Switch will be offered at Disney Jollywood Nights, but I can tell you a little about how it has functioned at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in previous years.  Since a limited number of tickets are sold for the parties, attraction wait times tend to be quite low during these events.  If there is little to no wait for an attraction, there's no need for Rider Switch.  The adult who waits with the non-rider(s) would still be able to access the attraction quickly.  However, in previous years, if an attraction had a more lengthy wait time, then Guests could speak to a Cast Member at the attraction's entrance about using Rider Switch.  While we don't know for certain yet, I think there's a good chance that the Rider Switch service will function in much the same way at Disney Jollywood Nights.

    During Disney Jollywood Nights, there will be a virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.  Be sure to include everyone in your party who plans to experience the attraction when you request your virtual queue boarding group.  Then when it is time for you to ride, stop by the attraction entrance to speak with a Cast Member.  They will let you know if they are using Rider Switch and how to best accommodate your group.

    Alberto, if you have any other questions as you plan for your trip, please stop by and visit planDisney again.  Wishing you a happy holiday season and a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!


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