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  • On Oct 5, 2023
    Robert from Down Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hey, my wife and I will be travelling to Disney world in November with our son, who will be 20 months old...if we have to do the ride swap, do we need separate lightning lane passes? Thanks

    Hiya Robert!

    Welcome to planDisney! You are approximately one month away from your magical Walt Disney World Resort adventure! Boy, I hope you are having fun with this countdown and I am glad you came here for help!

    I have often used Rider Switch with my little ones, and it is one of my favorite things to do! What I love about it is that it doesn't pressure anyone to try something they don't want to do and it lets the grown-ups still enjoy what they want. Combining this service with Disney Genie+ will for sure make your Park days very efficient. Combining the time savings of using Lightning Lane entrances with Rider Switch will keep any little one happy as they will not have to wait long for their adults to be back together and focused on them. When using Rider Switch and Genie+, everyone in the Party should have a Lightning Lane reservation. This way, the first group that goes through the line can enter via the Lightning Lane entrance and the second group can do the same once the first returns. If only one person in the Party has a Lightning Lane reservation then that first group will have to take the Standby line while the second group will be allowed to use the Lightning Lane entrance. As you can see, it's faster if everyone has the same Lightning Lane reservation and it will be much less confusing when making your next reservation. You don't have to account for Rider Switch ride delays by making one Lightning Lane for the first party at one time and the second at another. Just do it all at once and the Cast Members will work with you. Imagine having to coordinate booking Lightning Lanes for multiple people at different times. I know my brain will just melt from the mental processing overload. 

    November is a great time to visit with its cooler mornings and evenings but still warm days. Make sure to dress in light layers and consider using the Baby Care Center located in each of the four Theme Parks. I loved using them with my toddler as they were an oasis among the many sights and sounds of Walt Disney World Resort. I also want to share some great information my friends Elizabeth and Kaitlin filmed with quick tips for your time in the Parks with your little one. 

    I hope this helps and if you have any questions please feel free to let me know! 

    Happy Planning!

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