• On Apr 6, 2018
    Laura from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How does the parent ride swap work? And can we use a Fastpass and then swap?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Laura!

    My kids have a wide age gap, so Disney’s Rider Switch service is one we use frequently. It’s a great service that allows my crew to divide and conquer so we can all enjoy the magic we choose to!

    Laura, to use Rider Switch, simply approach the Cast Member at the entrance of the attraction you are hoping to use it at with your group. They will provide the first group riding with a lanyard that they will exchange for a paper FastPass+ before boarding the attraction. This paper FastPass+ is good for up to three guests to enjoy the attraction at a later time during your visit.

    You can combine Rider Switch and a ore-booked FastPass+ to save even more park touring time so you can enjoy more of the magic. By doing so, both parties will be able to enjoy the attraction using the FastPass+ line. Without a pre-booked FP+, the first group will go through the stand-by queue for the attraction.

    To find out more about Rider Switch, you can visit the website by selecting the underlined link. When I’m planning for upcoming visits, I spend some time browsing the attractions online so I can get an idea of which attractions I think my kids will enjoy, check out height restrictions, and any other information to help me decide and create a wish list that works for my family. 

    I hope this helps answer your question! For any additional questions, planning tips, or advice, please stop by and see us. It’s our pleasure to assist you as you plan an unforgettable visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    See ya real soon,

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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