Toy Story Land; Alien Swirling Saucers; AA; Mom, daughter; son; Hollywood studios
  • On Jun 14, 2024
    David from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can a single parent do the rider switch with a child that is not tall enough to ride the ride? Meaning would the child stay with a cast member while on the ride?

    Welcome to planDisney, David. I'm so excited that you're visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth tomorrow! That's just one more wake-up! Woohoo!

    The Rider Switch Service allows a Guest who is not tall enough to ride an attraction to wait with a non-rider who is 14 years of age or older outside of the attraction while the rest of the party rides. Then, the Guest who waited with the child can switch and ride the attraction while a Guest who is 14 years of age or older who just rode waits with that child. At this time, Cast Members are unable to wait with the Guest who will not be riding. According to the Property Rules, Guests under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a Guest who is 14 years old or older. Furthermore, to board an attraction, Guests under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a person aged 14 years or older. But if you do not have any other members of your travel party who can wait with that child, don't worry because there are plenty of rides at the resort that do not have a height requirement, meaning virtually everyone can ride!

    When looking for attractions that your whole travel party can enjoy together, you can use the "Height" filter on the Attractions and Entertainment page and adjust the height. You can use the My Disney Experience mobile app to help with this as well. Once you open the app, click on the 3 horizontal lines (≡) in the bottom right-hand corner, select "Rides, Shows & Lightning Lane Entry," select your park, and then select the attraction to see the height requirement. Some of my favorites in Magic Kingdom Park that all heights can enjoy are Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid and Pirates of the Caribbean. In EPCOT, I love Frozen Ever After and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure. In Disney's Hollywood Studios, there's Mickey's & Minnie's Runaway Railway and everyone's favorite, Toy Story Mania! And in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, I can't get enough of Na'vi River Journey and Kilimanjaro Safaris. But these attractions are just the tip of the iceberg. This is the Walt Disney World Resort after all, which was inspired by Walt Disney's vision of a place where families can enjoy experiences together. It's safe to say you'll have plenty of choices!

    David, enjoy your time at the resort, and be sure to reach out with any other questions.

    Somehow I can't believe there are many heights that can't be scaled by someone who knows the secret of making dreams come true,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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