Father and Child on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Jun 22, 2023
    Nelson from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Question about Individual LL purchases. I have a 7 yr old who may back out of roller coasters, if so would I be able to transfer it to another rider in my group?

    Hiya Nelson!

    Welcome to planDisney! I have a 6-year-old myself who is nervous about roller coasters and I understand completely if yours wants to switch their decision at least a few times before they even board the attraction!

    Just to make sure I clarify. Individual Lightning Lane purchases are for specific rides in each of the four main theme parks. In Magic Kingdom Park there is a chance to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise. In EPCOT the Individual Lightning Lane experience is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.  In Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Individual Lightning Lane Purchase experience is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is where you can get an Individual Lightning Lane for Avatar Flight of Passage. All of these attractions are pretty intense and I would call every one of them a roller coaster-type ride with drops and sudden movements. My daughter has ridden Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance but I don't know if I will be able to convince her to do it again as she did get pretty scared. I always try though as Disney magic inspires bravery when least expected.

    If your little one is too scared to experience a ride after purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane, then I would kindly speak to the Cast Members at the attraction entrance or with the Guest Experience Team under the blue umbrellas throughout the Parks. Individual Lightning Lanes once purchased cannot be modified or refunded. However, if plans change last minute, there is a chance a Cast Member could assist with some extra pixie dust. No guarantees but always worth an ask. 

    To help relieve any fears with my kids, I watch many ride experience videos with them so they can see the attraction queue areas and ride surprises. However, you know your kids and sometimes it's better to just let them experience it without a forewarning so they don't scare themselves out of riding it. Just a heads up, the queue for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and TRON Lightcycle / Run lets you see the ride as it passes by and the screams from guests may excite or terrify your child. 

    I would also remember that Rider Switch is an option for your family for many rides. If anyone in your family does not or cannot experience a ride due to height restrictions or fears then those who want to experience the ride can go on first while your little one stays behind with an adult. Then when your family exits the ride the adult left behind can go back on with one other guest and instead of waiting in the standby queue they can enter through the Lightning Lane entrance. Just speak to the Cast Members at the ride entrance for assistance with this. I use it all the time with my littlest one and I take them out to get a snack or walk around while we wait. 

    I hope this helps and if you have any more questions please let me know!

    Happy Planning!

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