• On Jul 2, 2018
    Amy from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! My family and I are headed to Disney later this month. Our kids are 11, 9, 6, 3, and 1. We plan on using rider swap for the rides with height requirements that the younger 2 cannot ride. Is there a time frame the rider swap must be used?

    Hi Amy, 

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel for assistance planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    As a fellow mom of five, I completely understand the challenge of trying to make everyone happy when the bigger kids want to ride and the babes are simply too little. Rider Switch is a wonderful feature which allows each parent the opportunity to enjoy an attraction with the older kids, while taking turns waiting with the little ones. I believe you are inquiring as to how, specifically, Rider Switch works and if it needs to be used right after the first parent rides. Essentially, the answer is yes, you need to ride one right after the other. One parent waits in a designated area while the other one rides and then you switch. If you need to nurse a baby, or run little ones to the potty, an exception can certainly be made if you inform the Cast Member. However, you are going to want to plan on getting into the queue when your party is ready to complete Rider Switch for any given attraction. If you click on the link which I provided, you will see more specifics on exactly how the Rider Switch works. 

    I hope this helps and that you have a fantastic vacation with your family!

    Wishing you magical memories, 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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