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  • On Nov 16, 2023
    Karson from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we want to use Rider Switch, can we do it on rides with a Lightning Lane? If we use a Lightning Lane and Rider Switch, does everyone need a Lightning Lane pass, or just the first group of our rider switch group?

    Hey there, Karson, and welcome to planDisney!

    We're happy that you brought your question to us and really excited that your trip to the Disneyland Resort is almost here! I can't think of a better way to celebrate the end of the year than to spend it at the Happiest Place on Earth. Be sure to follow the Disney Parks Blog to see if they announce anything special for that time of year!

    The Rider Switch service is a great way to accommodate a Guest who does not want to or cannot ride a certain attraction. It also serves as an alternative for Guests with service animals who cannot board the attraction or wait in a provided kennel and for Guests who are unable to wait for the duration of the queue and need another party member to wait for them. 

    Rider Switch is available at all attractions in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. So attractions with Lightning Lanes and Individual Lightning Lanes will have the Rider Switch service available to use. Just inform that Cast Member at the entrance that you'd like to use Rider Switch and they will assign your groups. In order to utilize the Lightning Lane entrance, ALL party members who would like to experience the attraction will be required to have a valid Lightning Lane. This means that party members riding in the second group will also need to have Lightning Lanes attached to their tickets.

    It's going to be fairly busy in the Parks around that time of year, so I hope you've got your dining reservations all set as well! There are plenty of yummy foods from which to choose all around the Resort because you'll be able to experience the tail end of the Holiday Season. That means that special Holiday dishes will still be served around the Resort and at the Festival of Holidays, so pack your appetite and you won't be disappointed!

    Karson, I hope that this was helpful for you. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you as you plan your trip! You'll always be welcome at planDisney, so until next time!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Al
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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