• On Jun 20, 2018
    Matt from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi--Do you have any information on recent changes to digital rider switch, especially with regard to how the return time windows are calculated? Also, any tips for what to do with toddlers in Pandora while waiting for Mom and 7-yr-old to finish FOP?

    Hi, there!
     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Matt. I'm so glad you stopped by with these great questions!

     My family will soon be traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with a little one who is just too little for some of our favorite attractions, so we'll definitely be utilizing Disney's Rider Switch. The system has been recently updated to incorporate a Guest's MagicBand and My Disney Experience account for a more convenient experience. As before, your entire family will need to approach the Cast Member standing at the entrance of an eligible attraction and request to use Rider Switch. In your case, you will be issued a Rider Switch entitlement and asked to wait with your toddler while your wife and 7-year old ride the attraction. The Rider Switch entitlement is a one-hour return window which is calculated based on the current standby wait time, minus 10 minutes. When you return to the attraction within your Rider Switch entitlement window, you can enter the FastPass+ line with up to two Guests, which means that lucky 7-year old of yours will get to experience Avatar Flight of Passage a second time! My dear friend and fellow panelist, Veronica, recently shared her experience with the updated Rider Switch system. I hope you find it as helpful as I do!

     While my sons and husband are riding Avatar Flight of Passage, I plan on taking my daughter to Na'vi River Journey for a gentle boat ride through a bioluminescent rainforest and then on a scenic walk through the Valley of Mo'ara. I'm hoping we'll catch a glimpse of a Pandora Utility Suit!

     Please visit us again soon, Matt!

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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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