Preschooler on Carousel
  • On Nov 3, 2019
    April from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Can you use rider switch with fast pass or only if you have waited in the queue? Trying to plan Fastpasses with a 1 year old and my in-laws.

    Hi, April!  Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort with your little Mouseketeer!  There is nothing quite like experiencing Disney magic through the eyes of a small child, and services such as Rider Switch make visiting with a little one a breeze.

    The Walt Disney World theme parks offer the Rider Switch Service for families who have a child who either does not meet the height requirement or simply does not wish to experience an attraction.  If you wish to use the Rider Switch Service, your travel party should speak with a Cast Member at the attraction entrance.  The Cast Member will issue one adult a Rider Switch entitlement, and that adult will wait with the non-riding child or children.  The rest of the party will then enter the standby queue for that attraction.  Once they return from experiencing the attraction, an adult who just rode will take over supervising the non-riding child.  The adult who waited may then bring along up to two other guests with them, and they will be able to enter the attraction using the FastPass+ queue, thus eliminating the need to wait in line twice.

    Although the Rider Switch Service was originally intended to avoid waiting in the standby queue twice, it may also be used along with FastPass+.  In that case, both riding parties would be able to bypass the standby queue.  Please keep in mind that if you do intend to use Rider Switch along with FastPass+, all guests who are riding need to have a valid FastPass+ for that attraction.

    If we can answer any additional questions for you as you prepare for your vacation, stop by and visit us again.  See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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