Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
  • On Jan 3, 2020
    Kristen from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello moms ! My husband and I are visiting in May and for the first time coming with just our kids. The baby is just under 3 so I know he won’t be able to go on some of the larger rides. How do my husband and I still go on rides with our older son (6)

    Hi ya, Kristen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we are all eager to help you and your family have a magical trip to Walt Disney World Resort! As a mom to a 5-year old thrill-seeking boy and a 2-year old princess, I know your worries. Don’t worry though, Disney offers many different options when traveling with little ones, the entire family will not miss a thing!

    There are many attractions that your 3-year old will be able to join in on, dependent on their height. Be sure to check out the list of attractions all parks have. You can even filter the search by; thrill level, interests, age, height, and accessibility and advisories for the attraction! We travel to Walt Disney World Resort because there are so many things we can do together as a family. Discovering magical experiences together is what we treasure the most!

    For the rides your Mouseketeer is too small for,or may fear, take advantage of Rider Switch! Rider Switch is available at select attractions at all 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. To use, first check with a Cast Member to see if Rider Switch is offered at the attraction you choose. If it is, the Cast Member will need to see your entire party. You will then be asked to divide your party into two groups so that one group,or adult, is always with your Mouseketeer. The guest or guests not riding first will be issued a Rider Switch entitlement, they will then become group 2. Group 1 will ride the attraction first, if you have a FastPass+ for the ride you would use the FastPass+ queue, if not group 1 will enter the standby queue. After group 1 rides, they will meet back up with group 2 and group 2 can then ride using the Rider Switch entitlement through the FastPass+ queue! 

    Rider Switch helps reduce wait times and allows you and your husband to ride the larger rides with your older son. (Tip: When my family uses Rider Switch we ask the Cast Member to include my son in group 2, even though he is already apart of group 1. This allows him to enjoy the attraction twice, and prevents my husband or I from riding alone!)

    Here’s another tip! You can also try the single rider lines offered at Test Track, Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith!

    See ya real soon!
    -Shantel
     
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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