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  • On Dec 30, 2019
    Patricia from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Does rider switch work if you are in the standby line and neither parent has a fastpass?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Patricia!

    Rider Switch is going to be such a useful vacation planning tool for your family if you're traveling with some younger Mouseketeers who don't quite meet the height requirements for some of the more thrilling attractions. With Rider Switch, one parent will always be able to look after the kids while another one is riding so let's have a look at how it works if you don't have a FastPass+.

    The answer to your question is yes! Rider Switch works in pretty much the exact same way if you are waiting in the standby line and neither parent has a FastPass+. Let's say that you and your family want to ride Avatar - Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You'll approach a Cast Member at the front of the attraction and let them know that you want to ride using Rider Switch. You'll scan your MagicBands to get a return time added to your My Disney Experience account and the first parent can wait in the standby line while the other parent stays behind with the kids. You can grab something to eat, meet your favorite Disney Characters, or take in another attraction that the little ones want to do! When the first parent is finished riding, they can take over care of the children while the second parent taps their MagicBand to enter through the FastPass+ queue. That way, your party does not need to wait in the standby line twice and everyone can enjoy their favorite attractions even though you're traveling with some little ones who might not be tall enough for everything.

    I hope this answers your question, Patricia, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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