EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 10, 2009
    Natasha from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm traveling with my 5 year old and 5 month old. I've seen something about a riders swap program. What is this and how does it work? I'm hoping that my husband and I don't have to take turns riding rides and spending time with the baby! Thanks!!!

    Hi Natasha,

    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that most attractions at Walt Disney World are designed for the entire family to enjoy together.  Having traveled with an infant before, I can tell you that my baby happily slept in my arms while we enjoyed several of the attractions together.  At this age, several attractions that might frighten a toddler don't phase an infant. 

    There are some attractions that, for safety reasons, have height requirements.  For a list of those attractions, click HERE.  This is where child swap will come in handy.  At the beginning of an attraction, ask for a child swap pass.  You and your older daughter will stand in the regular line and enjoy the attraction while your husband takes care of the baby.  When you return, your husband and daughter can enjoy the attraction again without having to stand in a long line.  Your 5 year old will love this service, because it will allow her to ride an attraction two times. 

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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