Kids on attraction
  • On Sep 30, 2018
    Melissa from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have a family of 5 going to the parks. 4 of which are tall enough to ride rides. To do rider switch, do all 4 of us need a fast pass to do the rider switch? Or just my husband and 2 kids who go on first? Then I have the rider switch pass to go on second

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melissa. I'm so glad you stopped by!

     My family made our first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort as a party of five this summer. Now that my husband and I are outnumbered, there were a few logistics we had to work out! Luckily, Disney's Rider Switch service helped make sure that we didn't have to miss out on some of our favorite thrill attractions just because we were traveling with a baby. In our experience, only the members of our family who were riding first needed a FastPass+ to enter the FastPass+ line for Rider Switch eligible attractions. The adult waiting with the baby was able to enter the FastPass+ line with their Rider Switch entitlement. To use Rider Switch, approach the Cast Member standing at the entrance of the attraction and request to use the service. It's important that your entire family be present when you make the request. If you are the designated waiting adult, the Cast Member will place a Rider Switch entitlement on your MagicBand or card. The Cast Member can also assign a Rider Switch entitlement to two Guests, which means your bigger kids can ride with you too! If your husband and kids have a FastPass+ for the attraction, they'll enter the FastPass+ line while you wait with your little one. Since you didn't use a FastPass+ for that attraction, this would be a great time to use it for a family-friendly attraction that your little one can enjoy with you! After your husband and big kids exit, you and the big kids can enter the FastPass+ line during your return window using your Rider Switch entitlements! 

     I hope this was helpful, Melissa. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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