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  • On Jun 29, 2021
    Kathy from WI Asked

    If one of my children is under the height restriction can he still walk with us as a family until the end and then he and i can wait on the other side when the ride is over?

    Hi Kathy!
    Welcome to planDisney! I am SO glad you came here to ask your question! 

    Having a little who is under the height requirement makes it tough. But, Walt Disney World does an excellent job of helping families in this situation. To answer your question, YES, you can do what you described…take your smallest mouseketeer with you in the attraction line, and then go through and wait for the family to ride.

    OR, you can use Rider Switch! This is a service offered by Disney to assist families with kiddos who just can’t ride (whether they are too small, too scared, or otherwise). Simply bring your whole family up to the cast member at the front of the attraction and ask if they offer Rider Switch (usually the answer is yes). Then, they will have the adult waiting with the non-rider wait in a designated area and give them a rider switch pass. The rest of the family will go ahead and enter the attraction line and ride. After the family rides, the waiting adult can go back to the line with the rider switch pass (and up to 2 other family members) while a different adult waits with the non-riding child. 
    This allows all adults to have a chance to ride any given attraction. In the past, my family used this SO much! It was a life-saver, plus my oldest LOVED getting to ride each attraction with both myself AND my husband! 
    If there is another attraction close by that your little one CAN ride, you can even take them there to ride while the rest of the family enjoys the first attraction. 

    I hope you have a magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Please come back to visit us again! 

    Happy Traveling, 
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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