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  • On Apr 30, 2021
    Darcy from CA Asked

    Planning to visit with my husband and our two year old. Are we allowed to switch off watching our toddler on rides that do not allow children his size? For example, waiting on the side until one of us gets off the ride so that the other parent can get on?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Darcy. I'm so happy to hear you're planning to visit the Disneyland Resort. And with a little one in tow! Your family is sure to make lots of magical memories together.

     I'm pleased to tell you that the Disneyland Resort offers lots of family-friendly services. One of those services, Rider Switch, is exactly what you'll need for attractions your little guy is just too little to experience. With Rider Switch, one of you can wait with your toddler while the other experiences the attraction. Then, you'll simply switch places! What makes Rider Switch so great is that the second person to ride won't have to wait in the regular queue. Super convenient, right? When it's time for an attraction your son is not tall enough to experience, first check with a Cast Member at the attraction entrance to see if Rider Switch is available. If it is, you and your husband will be divided into two parties; party 1 will ride the attraction first while party 2 will wait with your kiddo. Party 2 will be given a Rider Switch entitlement that can be used to later board the attraction without waiting in the regular queue. When my family uses Rider Switch, whoever is waiting with our little one usually takes her for a snack or on a family-friendly attraction that she can enjoy while we wait to switch. 

     The Baby Care Centers are another family-friendly service you may find helpful during your visit. A Baby Care Center is the perfect place to take your little guy for a quiet feeding or changing! When my son was 2-years old, he had no fear of dark attractions like Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean, but that little boy was terrified of changing tables in public restrooms. The Baby Care Center was the only place he was comfortable getting his diaper changed!

     Be sure to review the Know Before You Go page on the Disneyland Resort website before your arrival. It has lots of important information about the health and safety measures that are being taken to ensure you have a magical visit!

     I hope this was helpful, Darcy. Please let us know if you have any other questions about visiting the Disneyland Resort!

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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