Asian Family; Multigenerational
  • On Jun 21, 2024
    Nicolas 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.

    How does the rider switch work and how many can use it?

    Welcome to planDisney, Nicolas!

    It seems that your arrival date has come and gone. Nevertheless, I am happy to answer your question in case you visit the Theme Parks on a different date or for a future visit. 

    To use the Rider Switch program, a Guest must meet one of the following:

    • Does not meet the boarding requirements
    • Has a service animal that cannot board the attraction or does not want to use a provided kennel
    • Meets boarding requirements and does not want to ride but cannot wait outside queue on their own
    Now that you know the eligibility requirements, to use Rider Switch...

    1. Approach the Cast Member at an attraction with your entire group and inform them you are interested in Rider Switch. The members in your group will be divided into two parties: “Party 1” will board the attraction first, while “Party 2”—a maximum of 2 people from the rest of your party waits. 
    2. A Cast Member will scan the tickets or MagicBand+ of Guests in Party 2. 
    3. After Party 1 returns from experiencing the attraction, any Guests from Party 2 who have waited to ride should return to the appropriate attraction entrance (as directed by the Cast Member) to have their tickets re-scanned by a Cast Member for the Rider Switch entitlement. At this point, the riding Guests of Party 2 may enter the appropriate attraction return line and board without waiting in the regular queue. Meanwhile, Party 1 waits with the non-riding Guests.
    To reiterate, a maximum of two Guests can use the Rider Switch program. 

    Nicolas, have you heard of the Single Rider option available at select attractions? This is a service that my family and I often use during our visits to the parks.

    I hope this answers your question, Nicolas. Please feel free to visit us again in the future with any of your Disney vacation planning needs.

    Your Pal,
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Meet the Panelist: Alejandra, California

Hola from California! I am a lifelong Disney fan, wife, and mamá. I planned my first Disney vacation at thirteen and have not stopped since! Being a Californian, I have had the privilege of visiting Disneyland Resort my whole life. It is my happy place and feels like home. And now that we are parents, my husband and I especially love vacationing at Disney with our son. I am excited to help you plan your next vacation in both English and Spanish! Learn More About Alejandra

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