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  • On Apr 11, 2019
    Catherine from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is parent swap available on the thrill rides? If so, can we also use FP+ and would we both need a FP+ to do so?

    Greetings, Catherine!

    Rider Switch is a great tool that really helps save time for families with little ones who aren't quite ready to ride some of the more thrilling attractions. When you use the service, you can take turns riding your favorite attractions and looking after the younger Mouseketeers without having to wait in the standby line twice. There are attractions that participate in Rider Switch at each of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, and they do often include some of the more popular thrill attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You are welcome to use FastPass+ in conjunction with Rider Switch, but everyone who intends to ride must have a valid FastPass+ for that attraction.

    Rider Switch has recently been made even easier to use because it is now integrated with your MagicBand and the My Disney Experience app. You'll tap your MagicBand at the entrance to the attraction to receive a Rider Switch return time, and that time will show up in the app so you'll be able to plan the rest of your day around it.

    See ya real soon, Catherine!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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