• On Feb 16, 2016
    Jessica from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Family of 4 & booking FastPass-we have a 1yrold so we want to participate in Ride Swap - do I need to book FP for all people riding or just the first initial 2 and then use the swap to go again?

    Hi Jessica, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Most of the most popular attractions in Walt Disney World’s Theme Parks offers something called Rider Switch, which allows two or more adults to take turns waiting with children who are too small to experience an attraction (or any other Guest that doesn’t wish to do so), without the need to wait in line twice. My husband and I have used it several times with our little one and it’s been a great way to get to see and do attractions that he isn’t tall enough to experience yet… or ones that he doesn’t care to experience at all! 

    I’ve found that the attractions often have different policies with respect to how to get a Rider Switch pass. Some will give them to you at the entrance to the attraction, others will require you to be almost boarding the attraction before you can get the pass. Because of this, in order to make sure no one has to wait unnecessarily, I would recommend that all of the members of your party that want to experience a given attraction hold a FastPass+ selection for it on the same date and time. If, in the end, you could have experienced the attraction without FastPass+, using Rider Switch will simply allow some members of your party will get to ride the attraction twice in a short amount of time... Something to which I'm sure they won't object! 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions about your upcoming visit.

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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