• On Oct 17, 2018
    Megan from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My spouse and I are going to WDW with young kids. Our favorite rides are haunted mansion and pirates of the carribean. Is there a rider switch for these rides? Our littles will likely be too scared to ride them this trip.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Megan! Rider Switch is something our family couldn’t live without. One big kid and one little kid means my husband and I take turns chaperoning our daughter while the fun happens.

    You’ll be happy to know that so many attractions throughout Walt Disney World Resort, and Magic Kingdom in particular will offer Rider Switch to families that need them. We most often use our Rider Switch at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, where my son would spend his whole day! Rides such as The Haunted Mansion are a great use of this service if you have a scaredy cat that doesn’t enjoy floating around with Madame Leota. While Pirates of the Caribbean isn’t an official attraction offering Rider Switch (since there is no height requirement), you can ask the Cast Member at the front of the queue as you normally would. Journey into Imagination is not a Rider Switch attraction, but I was able to request and secure a Rider Switch when my daughter was very young and did not want to ride, while the other three of us were dying to use our Imagination and explore!

    I hope that your entire family enjoys your vacation. Be sure to check out The Pirate’s League before you depart on your vacation… the mermaid and pirate makeovers for those age 3 and up could sway your kids to enjoy the “pirate party” after all! Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho, a pirate’s life for me! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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