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

    Family of 5 traveling. When using rider switch at WDW do both adults need a Fastpass reservation or only the one riding initially since the adult waiting with the child who can’t ride will be using the rider switch pass? Trying to best plan our July trip.

    Hi, there!

     Nicole, I'm so excited to hear about your upcoming vacation. My family of five will be visiting this July too! Are you counting down the days like we are? 

     Disney's Rider Switch is such an awesome service for families with little ones who are too little to experience some of Walt Disney World Resort's most popular attractions. To best maximize our precious time in the theme parks, my family likes to combine Rider Switch with FastPass+. I'm happy to explain how that works! As a family, we approach the greeting Cast Member at an eligible attraction and request to use the Rider Switch service. My husband and oldest son will ride first, while I wait with our younger two kiddos. To avoid the Standby line, we make sure my husband and oldest son have a FastPass+ for that attraction. When they exit the attraction, they'll wait with the baby while I ride with our youngest son. The Rider Switch Pass permits me and my little guy to enter the FastPass+ line, so there's no need for us to have a FastPass+ for that attraction. This saves our family of five loads of time! 

     I'm sure you value time just as much as I do. Did you know you can place mobile food and beverage orders on the My Disney Experience mobile app? When you place your order ahead of time at select Quick-Service dining locations, you can avoid the line. Talk about convenience!

     Thanks for stopping by, Nicole. 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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