• On Aug 9, 2018
    Sean from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We want to use the new digital rider switch program for myself after my husband uses a fast pass to ride flight of passage. However, Ive heard that you will be given a time to return equal to that of waiting in stand by which can be 90 mins for this ride

    Hello Sean! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The Rider Switch Service for Walt Disney World Resort Theme Palk attractions is an effective way to experience those rides that some members of our group are unable or unwilling to experience.

    With the Rider Switch Service, Guests speak with a Cast Member before entering the queue and the Rider Switch Pass is put onto a MagicBand of one of the group members waiting to ride. Once the first party has enjoyed the attraction, the second party uses their MagicBand to access the FastPass+ Queue. The maximum time allowed between party one stepping into the queue and party 2 scanning their MagicBands is determined electronically at the attraction and takes multiple elements into consideration.

    One of the most prevalent elements that determine this timing is the current wait for Guests in the Standby Queue for a particular attraction.

    The recent changes to Rider Switch ensure that Guests are lining up with their second party upon the first party's return and not using them as impromptu FastPass+ selections. The new process should make queues even more magically efficient.

    Have a Magical Visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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