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  • On Feb 6, 2024
    Bill from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The Rider Switch page says "available at all attractions", but I understand and read the specific rules. I have a young child who is afraid of PotC, but as there is no height requirement, can my family be able to use Rider Switch there?

    Hi there, Bill! 

    Welcome back to planDisney, and thanks for asking us another question! I’m a big fan of introducing little ones to the magic of Disney early on, so I’m thrilled to hear you’ll be exploring the Disneyland Resort theme parks with your young child soon!

    Yes, for any attraction not suitable for your child, you are welcome to take advantage of the Rider Switch program, which will allow you to take turns experiencing attractions. One adult from your group can ride while another stays with your child. When the riders return, the supervising adult (along with one more Guest, if you wish) can enjoy the attraction without waiting in line again. Simply go to the entrance of the attraction with your whole party and let a Cast Member know you’d like to use Rider Switch. The ticket of the supervising adult will be scanned at this time and then re-scanned by a Cast Member later when the Rider Switch entitlement is used. 

    Don’t worry, Bill. In my experience, you can use Rider Switch if a child doesn’t meet the height requirement, but also if someone in your party can’t board an attraction for another reason, like a Guest who is unable to wait in a queue but cannot be left alone or a young child who is not brave enough to ride and needs supervision while waiting for others to enjoy the attraction. There are also dozens of attractions that even the littlest Mouseketeers are bound to love. Some favorites that my whole family likes to experience together are Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pixar Pal-A-Round (be sure to choose the non-swinging gondolas), and Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!

    I hope this helps answer your question, Bill! Please stop by again with any other questions you have as your pixie-dusted vacation approaches.

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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