• On Jan 17, 2022
    Krista from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. We are planning a trip in June and are thinking about utilizing Genie +. We will also need to do rider swap as our youngest daughter can't/won't ride some rides. Are we able to book a time on Genie+ and still use rider swap?

    Hi Krista! Welcome to planDisney! 

    I have the fondest memories of the first time we brought our daughters to the Walt Disney World Resort. Seeing Disney through their eyes is one of the best feelings as a parent. I still remember the first time we saw the nighttime show, Happily Ever After at the Magic Kingdom Park. Holding them in my arms as Tinkerbell flew through the air brought tears to my eyes. The Disney magic was alive!

    My family has utilized both Disney Genie+ and Rider Switch on multiple occasions. Disney Genie+ has allowed us to enjoy more of the parks since we can minimize wait times on many attractions. And Rider Switch gives my wife and me a chance to ride some of the larger attractions that our daughters are unable to enjoy.

    To use both services at the same time, you will need to make a Disney Genie+ reservation for each person in the party that will be riding the attraction. Once your time slot has been called, each of you will need to head to the Cast Member at the front of the ride line and let them know you will like to use Rider Switch. They will ask who will ride second and scan that person's MagicBand. The first rider will then enter the attraction through the Lightning Lane entrance while the second rider is free to explore the park with your daughter. Once the first rider exits the ride, the second rider will then enter through the Lightning Entrance again. 

    Krista, I have a feeling that Genie+ and Rider Switch will be your best friend on this trip, shall we say the Buzz to your Woody! Between Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Avatar Flight of Passage, you do not want to miss out on these out-of-this-world attractions!

    Happy planning and we'll see ya real soon!


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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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