• On Mar 12, 2017
    Ellen from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our grandson is 5 & will not want to ride all of the rides. Like Disneyland, do you allow one parent to wait in line with the 5 yr old & then ride with the older child next? (so no one has to wait in line again.)

    Hi Ellen!

    Rider Switch is a fantastic option for families with younger children or any children that do not want to ride a particular attraction.  I used it just yesterday for Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney's Animal Kingdom since my daughter is too short to ride.  You'll check in with a Cast Member at the entrance to the participating attraction and let them know you'd like to use Rider Switch.  You'll then be given a Rider Switch pass.  After the first Guests have experienced the attraction, you can swap Guests and use the Rider Switch pass to enter through the FastPass+ queue.

    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park is a little different in that you'll be given a Rider Switch lanyard to wear while you wait in the line.  Before boarding your mine car, you'll trade your lanyard for the Rider Switch pass instead of obtaining it from the attraction entrance.

    A great tool for planning is the Attractions page on the Walt Disney World website.  You can filter by height requirement and then further by park if you'd like to see which attractions your little ones can and cannot experience.  

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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