• On Jan 29, 2018
    Melissa from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, my husband and I are altaking our 6 and 3 year old for their first trip to Magic Kingdom. My husband isn’t a ‘ride’ person, does rider switch apply if I want to ride with my first son then again after for my second without having to wait in line again?

    Hi, there!

     Melissa, I'm so excited to hear you'll be making a trip to Magic Kingdom Park with your sons. You'll love every magical minute! I'm happy to answer your question about Disney's Rider Switch Service. 

     Disney's Rider Switch Service is fantastic! We've used it when one of our sons was simply too small to ride an attraction, and also when I've been reluctant to ride due to motion sickness. I'm pleased to tell you that if your husband does not wish to ride, you can utilize Rider Switch!

     As a family, approach the Cast Member standing at the entrance of the attraction and ask to use Rider Switch because your husband does not wish to ride. You'll be given a Rider Switch Pass that your husband and youngest son will hold on to while you ride the attraction with your oldest son. When you and your oldest son have exited the attraction, you can use the Rider Switch Pass to enter the FastPass+ line to ride with your youngest son while your oldest son waits with your husband.
     Attractions offering Rider Switch at Magic Kingdom Park are:
     - The Barnstormer
     - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
     - Splash Mountain
     - Space Mountain
     - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
     - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
     - Tomorrowland Indy Speedway

     If your husband isn't much of a "ride" person, be sure to check out the incredible entertainment offered at Magic Kingdom Park! My family especially loves Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial and the nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After. 

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melissa!

thumbnail image for Ashley

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

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Planning Tips for Magic Kingdom

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.