• On Jan 22, 2019
    Minette from CA 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.

    We are a family of 5. My oldest son and daughter will be able to ride most of the rides, but I worry that my youngest won't be able to. Is there a "parent swap" available which allows us all to wait in a line and take turns riding the ride?

    Greetings, Minette, and thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I hope you and your family are getting excited for your upcoming Disneyland Resort vacation! I'm also a mom of three, ages 2, 5, and 7, so I can relate to your issue with riding certain attractions as a family. I’m happy to report that yes, the Disneyland Resort offers a Rider Switch service to help families with youngsters. Here’s how it works: One adult or supervising Guest (14 years or older) can wait with non-riders while the rest of the party enjoys the attractions. Afterward, they’ll switch roles to allow the supervising Guest the chance to experience the attraction without waiting in the regular queue again. Check out this filtered list of attractions offering the Rider Switch service. 

    There are also plenty of attractions the whole family can experience together, such as Toy Story Midway Mania!, "it's a small world", Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and many more!

    Another helpful tip I like to pass along to families with multiple children is to take advantage of the Baby Care Centers offered at both theme parks. Baby Care Centers are not only a great spot to change, nurse, or feed a baby, but they’re also ideal for potty-training a toddler, or simply taking a break. 

    I hope this helps. Please stop by with any more questions… I’m all EARS!

    See ya’ real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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