• On Jul 2, 2018
    Abby from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    On the new rider swap program can 1 adult and 1 kid ride with a fastpass while the 2 adults that stay with the non rider return with a child swap? Or do 2 adults and 1 child have to ride with fastpass while 1 adult obtains rider swap?

    Hello Abby! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The Rider Switch Program for select attractions at Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks became an invaluable tool after a recent family vacation found my youngest Mouseketeer to measure up to 39.5" and thus, unable to ride several attractions that require a minimum height of 40"(I knew I should have packed his padded shoes).

    When using the Rider Switch Program, the most important element is that your entire party is present when you initially approach the attraction. At that point, a Cast Member will explain the procedure directly and you'll be able to request how your 2 parties are split up. In my experience, Cast Members are open to reasonable requests when splitting up your 2 parties for the Rider Switch program.

    Additionally, the child that rides with the first party is often welcome to experience the attraction with the second party as well. After all, Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks are about family experiences, whether on the attractions or waiting in designated Rider Switch Program areas.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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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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