• On Jul 7, 2018
    Holly from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is Rider swap ONLY allowed with kids under the height limit. We are heading to Disney with my mom. She does not ride things like roller coasters but the rest of the group does not want to miss out. I really cannot leave my mom alone.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Holly!

    The convenient Rider Switch service is allowed for Guests who do not wish to board specific attractions. That said, the entire family will need to arrive at attractions' FastPass+ entrances to secure Rider Switch entitlements. These can be easily added to Guests' My Disney Experience accounts. Those riding in the second rider party, will have their MagicBands, or cards, scanned to add the Rider Switch passes to their accounts. However, they can only have one Rider Switch entitlement stored in their My Disney Experience accounts at a time.

    Those wishing to experience the thrill ride first can enter the attraction's FastPass+ queue, provided they have FastPass+ reservations for the attraction; otherwise, they will have to go through the stand-by lane. In the meantime, those in the second rider party can wait with your mom. Once the first group exits the attraction, they will locate the second group. This is where the swap takes place. The first rider party can then stay with your mom while the second rider party go on to enjoy the attraction. They can enter through the FastPass+ queue, with the Rider Switch passes that were scanned earlier at the entrance of the ride.

    Did You Know? Rider Switch return times will reflect the attraction's current wait time minus 10 minutes and have a one-hour-window of use. For easy reference, Rider Switch entitlements will show up in the FastPass+ section of My Disney Experience accounts. Passes must be used before Guests can receive additional entitlements.

    I hope you found this information useful, Holly. Please come back to visit us with more Disney vacation planning questions.

    Wishing you a magical vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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