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  • On Jan 3, 2020
    James from DE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can you explain the "SWITCH" ride passes? We will be traveling with a 1 year old 2-2 year olds and 1- 4 year old and want to know how to get this pass? thanks.

    Hi, James!  It's great to see you back here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort with little ones!  There is something so special about seeing that Disney magic through the eyes of children!  Although my own little Mouseketeers aren't so little anymore, I certainly remember what it was like traveling with them when they were younger.  Vacationing with small children can be a bit overwhelming at times, but the Walt Disney World Resort has you covered.  With services such as stroller rentals, the Baby Care Centers, and Rider Switch, visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth with little ones is as easy as "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!"

    If your party wants to experience an attraction, but some of the children in the group either do not meet the height requirement or are feeling a bit apprehensive, simply speak to a Cast Member at the attraction entrance about using Rider Switch.  The Cast Member will issue your group a Rider Switch entitlement, and one or more adults will wait with the non-riding children while the rest of the group waits in the standby queue.  After the first group returns from riding, the waiting adults may access the attraction using the FastPass+ queue, thus eliminating the need to wait in the standby line twice.  If one adult waited alone with the children, they are welcome to bring up to two guests along with them when they ride.

    If you wish to use Rider Switch for an attraction that your group selected for FastPass+, you may do so.  However, please be aware that all guests in your group who intend to ride must have a valid FastPass+ for that attraction.  In this instance, both groups of riders would use the FastPass+ queue rather than having the first group wait in the standby line.

    For more information on traveling with little ones, check out these Disney Parks Moms Panel tips on making magic with preschoolers.  Even more advice on traveling with the youngest Mouseketeers can be found under the "Panel Extras" section of the Disney Parks Moms Panel website.  If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to stop by and see us again.

    Have a magical day!
    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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