Mom with infant
  • On Aug 21, 2019
    Jennifer from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    One week until we book fast passes for our October trip to Disney World. My question is if we are taking advantage of rider switch, 2 adults and a 2 year old, do we need fast passes for each rider, or just the initial rider?

    Hi Jennifer!

    I'm so excited to help you plan your family vacation with your little one! You will have so much fun enjoying the magic of Walt Disney World Resort through your little one's eyes. Plus, October is one of my favorite times to visit because you can enjoy the beautiful autumn decorations at the theme parks, Disney Resort hotels and Disney Springs. Be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news and announcements about everything you will be able to enjoy during your vacation.

    Rider Switch is perfect for families with little ones because it allows the "big kids" to enjoy all of the attractions in the theme parks without your little one having to wait in queues for things they won't be riding. If you will be using Rider Switch when redeeming a FastPass+ reservation, you will need to make a FastPass+ reservation for all Guests over 3 years old who will be enjoying the experience. Since the FastPass+ System and Rider Switch are all integrated into your My Disney Experience account, Cast Members may verify that all Guests who will be using Rider Switch have a valid FastPass+ reservation.

    One of the things I love about Rider Switch is that it gives your little one a chance to enjoy other areas of the theme park while the adults take turns enjoying attractions with height requirements. I like to use this time to enjoy attractions or Character Experiences on my little one's "must-do" list, enjoy the entertainment in the theme park, get a snack or visit the Baby Care Center to cool off and take care of all of our needs.

    Let us know if you have any additional questions as you continue counting down the sleeps until your vacation! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to two little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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