• On Jun 10, 2018
    Hannah from Warwickshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Rider switch: Do you need to Fast Pass these rides still? For everyone in the group? Party1 A&B wait with child whilst Party2 C&D ride, can A&B then go on after or does it have to be C or D & another adult from A&B?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Hannah! What a great way to go about talking about Rider Switch! A-D riders are going to be GOOFY with joy when I help detail this out for you.

    My family used Rider Switch often, as we have a young child that is not tall (or brave) enough to manage many attractions. I make FP+ for two people in our family (A&B). We, as a family, approach the FP+ with A&B in it, Me, as C with baby and stroller to the side. A&B ask for a Rider Switch Pass, and take it through and enjoy the attraction. After exiting the ride, A&B pass it to me, C to enjoy the ride. I often take B back with me (because C is allowed to take a buddy or two, depending on the attraction. Please see paper Rider Switch tickets for details). If C&D wanted to ride together because they waited with Baby, all they would have to do is have the paper ticket retrieved from A&B. Easy Peasy. If D decided he didn’t want to ride, C could easily take A or B on a “second” trip around. That’s how my son gets to ride so many roller coasters twice in one trip!

    C and buddy do not need a FP+ reservation, because the Rider Switch allows them to use the FP+ queue. But A&B, since they are riding first will need a FP+ or they will need to use the standby queue. If I can help you out with other ways to make travel with tots easier, please let me know. You’ve got a friend in me! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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