• On Jul 31, 2018
    Kristen from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    In order to make the most out of our vacation, what's the best way to plan or what are our options when our 3 year old may not be tall enough to ride what our 6 year old can?

    Hello Kristen! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My children have the same age difference as yours and fortunately, Walt Disney World Resort has plenty of options when dealing with this age (and size) difference.

    When you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation and find yourself looking at attractions that are of interest to your 6-year old that your 3-year old cannot enjoy, you will want to use the Rider Switch Service available at Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks.

    With the Rider Switch Service, one party may ride an attraction with the child while the second party waits with the other in a designated area. Once the first party has enjoyed the attraction, the second party may access the FastPass+ queue and ride with the child (who gets to ride twice) while the first party waits.

    I have seen the Rider Switch Service used by many Guests at Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park. This kid-friendly roller coaster is very popular with kids but has a height requirement of 38".

    To implement the Rider Switch Service, speak with a Cast Member at any of the attractions you wish to enjoy that your little one is unable or unwilling to experience.

    Have a Magical Visit!

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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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