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  • On Feb 21, 2019
    Lulu from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I want to use the rider switch at the Avatar flight of passengers. We don’t have a fast pass on it so 1 person has to wait in the line. I want to know where is the place to get the rider switch? Is it at the fast pass entrance? Do they open at 8:30?thanks

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lulu! Rider Switch is so convenient, right? It's such an easy time-saving tool for families with little ones who aren't quite tall enough to ride some of the more thrilling attractions. 

    When you're visiting a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort during morning Extra Magic Hours, or planning on getting there right when it opens (often called "rope drop") like you plan to do at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Rider Switch service should technically be available to use right away, but it depends on how busy it is at the moment. If the standby line is pretty short and moving quickly, a Cast Member may tell you that there's no need to get a Rider Switch entitlement because it will take pretty much the same amount of time for both of you to just use the standby queue. Avatar Flight of Passage is a pretty popular attraction at the moment, so if it does gather a larger crowd first thing in the morning, you will be able to use Rider Switch as soon as you get there. You can get a Rider Switch entitlement by talking to the Cast Member at the podium at the attraction you'd like to ride. One of you will wait in the standby queue, and then the second riding group can use their MagicBands to redeem the Rider Switch entitlement and enter the attraction through the FastPass+ entrance. Keep checking the My Disney Experience app for a FastPass+ time for your family, too! Guests are changing their plans all the time, and you never know what might pop up at the last minute. 

    Have a magical day, Lulu!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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