Kids on attraction
  • On Jun 2, 2019
    Shannon from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a big family trip in July with our 2 year old and extended family. My question is how do children “ride twice” if everyone is required to have a fast pass when combining with rider switch?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Shannon!

    Rider Switch is going to be a great tool for you to use when you're on your vacation with your extended family this summer. Using the service makes it so that you don't have to miss out on all of your favorite attractions that your little one isn't tall enough to ride yet. At the attraction podium, a Cast Member is able to issue your party a Rider Switch return time so that some members of your family can wait in the standby line while others stay behind to look after the little ones. When the first group is done, the second group can tap their MagicBand at their return time to enter the attraction through the FastPass+ queue!

    One of the hidden benefits of using Rider Switch is that some members of your family can ride twice if they want to without needing a FastPass+. You're right when you say that if you want to use Rider Switch together with FastPass+, everyone will need to have a valid FastPass+ for the attraction, but since the entitlement is good for up to three guests, the person redeeming it can bring two other people along with them through the FastPass+ queue. Here's an example: let's say you're a family of five who wants to ride Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park but you have one little one who doesn't meet the height requirements. One parent can ride with the two older kids using the standby line while the second parent gets a Rider Switch return time and waits with the youngest child. When the first group is done riding, the second parent can tap their MagicBand to enter through the FastPass+ queue, and the two older kids can ride again if they want to because the Rider Switch entitlement is good for up to three guests. If the first riding group wants to enter the attraction through the FastPass+ queue, the process is exactly the same except everyone who wants to ride must have a valid FastPass+ for the attraction.

    I hope this answers your question, Shannon, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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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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