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  • On Feb 2, 2019
    Jennifer from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Question about the Avatar Flight attraction. We have a FP for 2 adults and 2 kids. I know the kids won’t want to ride, so what are our options? Can the 2 adults ride on 1 FP with rider switch? Use the other adult FP for Navi River?

    Hello, Jennifer! Thanks for bringing your question to the Moms Panel! There's often confusion surrounding the details of the Rider Switch Service and how it works with FastPass+. Hopefully, I can bring some clarity to your situation, and I'm happy to share some tips with you.

    I was that mom who once said, "Skip Space way!" Luckily Walt Disney World came to my rescue and devised perfect the solution called the Rider Switch Service so that families with young Mousketeers only have to wait in the standby queue once. However, using Rider Switch in conjunction with FastPass+ is where this issue starts to get sticky. I've read numerous blog posts stating (incorrectly) that only one adult in the traveling party needs a FastPass+ selection for the attraction. Disney's official policy is that both adults participating in Rider Switch will need to have a FastPass+ for the attraction. Recently, Disney transitioned from paper Rider Switch passes to all digital using your MagicBand. A good friend of mine relayed to me that on her last trip, the Cast Member asked everyone in her traveling party to scan their MagicBands to check for FastPast+ before issuing them their Ride Switch entitlement. I understand your predicament as my youngest also refuses to ride Avatar Flight of Passage (which my husband and I have deemed, "THE BEST RIDE EVER!"). We always try to get to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park extra early to queue up for Na'vi River Journey. Moms Panel tip: Book an 8:00 AM breakfast reservation at Tusker House Restaurant. That way you might be able to get into the park a couple of minutes early, and you can fuel up on Mickey Waffles and POG juice!

    Jennifer, I hope you have a magical vacation. Please come back and see us again real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.


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