• On Apr 7, 2017
    Anette from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, so I had a question about the Rider Switch program. Next year, my husband and I will be taking our son one of each of our siblings. So four adults, and one child. How will the Rider Switch work for us? Will we be able to use it at all?

    Hey, Annette! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks for bringing us your question! 

    How fun that you are planning a magical vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort with your family and your siblings! I absolutely love doing Disney with my siblings as an adult. We all turn into our childhood selves and relive all the silly, happy, and funny times we had growing up while we enjoy the most magical place on earth. Those are the visits I cherish most! I’m excited you will get to do the same really soon!

    Annette, with two little ones that have a wide age-gap, the Rider Switch is a life saver for me and my husband when we visit. I think you will love being able to enjoy the attractions your little one might not be tall enough for yet. The way we work it is we’ll take turns riding with our oldest while one of us takes the little one for a walk or to another attraction she can enjoy. So, the first party will inform the cast member at the attraction that you are wanting to do a rider switch, they will provide you with a paper FastPass+ for the rest of the party to return and experience the attraction with little to no wait. This paper FP+ will be good for up to three guests.  With your husband and siblings, this paper FP+ will be perfect to allow you to split up and enjoy the rides this way! 

    I hope you have an absolutely magical visit! Be sure to consider adding Memory Maker to your package. You won’t want to miss keeping all the great pictures from this visit. The Disney PhotoPass pictures I have from family trips are some of my favorites. I have them proudly displayed all around my home! And, well, those funny ride pictures are just priceless! 

    I hope you have a pixie-dust filled day! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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