Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 14, 2015
    S from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband and I recently had a baby that will be 7 months old at the time of our visit. My question is about utilizing rider switch. If my husband has a fp for a specific ride, will I need to also have a fp for that ride, if we are using rider swap??

    Hey there! Before our younger daughter hit her magical Disney-height milestones, we frequently utilized the Rider Switch system, especially to ride Soarin’ with our older daughter. All you have to do is bring your entire party, including the child who does not meet the height requirement, to the entrance of the attraction and let the Cast Member know you need to use Rider Switch. The first party will enter the normal queue for the attraction while the second party waits. When the first party exits, the second adult may enter with another Guest to experience the attraction.

    I called to speak with a Cast Member recently to double check the current policy on combining FastPass+ and Rider Switch. Per the Cast Member, if the members of the first party are utilizing the FastPass+ queue, then the members of the second party using Rider Switch should have FastPass+ for the attraction as well. However, he also said that individual Cast Members at the attraction’s entrance may not always require the second party to have a scheduled FastPass+. In my experience, the Cast Members did not require me to hold a FastPass+ when I went in as a member of the second party. Note that this is based on personal experience, so be sure to check with the Cast Members at the attraction on what they will allow.

    I hope this helps you in planning your visit to Walt Disney World Resort. Please stop by if you think of any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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