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  • On Feb 3, 2020
    Joy from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! How does the Rider Switch option work when we are booking Fastpass? We are going to WDW in June with 3 kids (8/3/3).

    Hi there, Joy! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It looks like you’re trying to make some core memories on your next trip to Walt Disney World Resort, and I couldn’t be happier to help you do so!

    With the ages of your 3 children, the Rider Switch option is going to be incredibly helpful. As long as you have one more adult other than yourself that can be responsible for the little ones, you will be able to take advantage of this amazing option, made just for families like yours! There will definitely be attractions that your younger children cannot and/or will not want to partake in, and with Rider Switch there is simply just no reason for your 8-year old to miss out!

    First, make your FastPass+ selections as you normally would in advance of your vacation. When the magic begins and it is time to enjoy an attraction, your whole party must approach the greeting Cast Member and notify them that you would like to participate in Rider Switch. If it is available for that particular attraction, you will then receive a Rider Switch entitlement for the members in the party not riding/responsible for the children. Now, the rest of the group may go enjoy the attraction while they wait it out! Once the original riding party is finished with the attraction, they will meet the younger children and adult responsible for them, and now they may swap! At this point, the adult that did not originally ride may board the attraction without waiting in line, and can even take up to two additional riders with them! 

    Joy, as you can see, Rider Swap allows your family to experience something for everyone while at Walt Disney World! Check out this resource for visiting Walt Disney World with preschoolers and small children, and rest assured that each of your children can find something to thrill them at The Happiest Place On Earth!
    Please come back to see us, Joy, if we can ever help you sprinkle some magic onto your Disney plans!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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