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

    Our son won't meet the height requirement for Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run when we arrive at the resort later this summer. Will Rider Switch will will be available for the attraction when it opens and if so how it will work?

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

    You certainly are arriving at an incredibly exciting time at Walt Disney World Resort. Just a few days before your vacation starts, guests will finally be able to jet off to the planet Batuu to experience Black Spire Outpost for themselves when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios later this summer. While there aren't a lot of details about how things are going to work at the moment, we might get a few clues from Disneyland Resort, where Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge just opened to guests this week!

    When Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run opened at Disneyland Resort on Friday, we found out that the attraction will be participating in Rider Switch. While this doesn't mean for sure that it will operate in the same way at Walt Disney World Resort as availability is subject to change at any time, I feel like it is a good indicator that you will be able to participate in Rider Switch on your upcoming voyage to a galaxy far, far away.

    To use the Rider Switch service, approach the attraction podium and let the Cast Member there know that you'd like a return time. The first riding group will wait in the standby line while the second riding group will stay behind with your son who isn't quite tall enough to ride. This is a great time to grab a Ronto Wrap at Ronto Roasters, or try some refreshing Blue or Green Milk at the Milk Stand! When the first riding group is finished, the second one is able to use their Rider Switch return time to access the attraction with a shorter wait. We're not exactly sure which way you'll enter since Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run is opening this August without FastPass+, but the second group will not have to wait in the standby line a second time.

    'Til the Spire, Todd! That's how we say "See Ya Real Soon" on Batuu.

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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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