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  • On Nov 7, 2019
    James from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have a group of 13 including 3 children, and 2 infants. If we use rider swap, will we be limited to 3 people waiting, or can we get separate rider swaps for each child not riding, so the two groups riding can be more evenly Split up?

    Hi, James!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with this great question.

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is almost here!  I am so excited to hEAR that you will be visiting with little ones!  There really is nothing quite like experiencing the Disney magic through the eyes of a child, and services such as Rider Switch make visiting with young children and infants a breeze.

    When visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks, you will find many attractions that are perfect for your entire party.  However, there will be a few attractions that your littlest Mouseketeers will be too small to experience.  When that is the case, simply speak with a Cast Member at the attraction entrance about using the Rider Switch Service.  Some of your party will enter the attraction queue, others will be issued a Rider Switch entitlement and will wait with the non-riders.  When the first group of riders returns, they will switch places with the waiting adults.  The second group may then experience the attraction using the FastPass+ queue, thus eliminating the need to wait in the standby line twice.

    If only one person waits alone with the non-riders, he or she will be permitted to bring up to two other guests back to experience the attraction.  However, since you have several children in your party, it would be understandable that you would want to split the adults in your group up more evenly.  Based on my experience, this should not be a problem for your group, but if you have any questions with the logistics of using the Rider Switch Service, feel free to speak with the Cast Members at the attraction.  It is also important to remember that if your first group of riders would prefer to use FastPass+ rather than waiting in the standby queue, then all of the waiting adults who wish to ride should also have a valid FastPass+ for that attraction.

    In addition to the Rider Switch Service, be sure that your travel party also takes advantage of the Baby Care Centers conveniently located in each of the Walt Disney World theme parks.  For even more great advice on traveling with little ones, check out these Disney Parks Moms Panel tips on making magic with preschoolers.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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