• On May 20, 2018
    Lnju from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Family of four, 2 adults 1 child (daugh.) and 1 baby (1 y/o). If we all want to enjoy the ride while one watches over the baby, How should i choose the fp option while planning?

    Hi, Linju! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with this great question. Before our younger daughter was tall enough to ride some of her now favorite Walt Disney World Resort attractions, we frequently used the Rider Switch Service. To use this service, simply bring your entire party, including the baby, to the entrance of the attraction and let the Cast Member know you need to use Rider Switch. One of you will enter the normal queue for the attraction with your older daughter while the other adult waits with the baby. To save time, you could make a FastPass+ selection for you and your daughter for the attraction. When the first party exits the attraction, the second adult may use the Rider Switch pass to enter the FastPass+ queue with your older daughter.
    At this time, the guests in the second party do not need to have a FastPass+ in order to use the Rider Switch Service. Back when my little princess did not quite measure up, I made a different FastPass+ selection for both of us or experienced a nearby attraction without a height requirement so she could still have fun instead of waiting on big sister and Dad. Then when we were finished, I would head off for fun with big sister with the Rider Switch pass. This gave both my husband and I a chance to go Soarin', while our older daughter had double the fun on her favorite attraction!

    I hope you have a great vacation with your little one at Walt Disney World Resort. Please let us know if we can help you plan more of your pixie-dusted adventures!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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