• On Feb 3, 2018
    Chris from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We’re traveling in May. My daughter is 20 and has a seizure disorder, we are uncomfortable leaving her alone to do some rides she is uncomfortable with. We have a party of 4 so are there any options besides waiting in line twice.

    Hi Chris, 

    I have some wonderful news for you! Disney offers the Rider Switch Service which allows adult Guests to take turns waiting with little ones or other family members who unable to ride. Disney defines the Rider Switch policy this way, "If Guests in your party can’t or don’t want to board an attraction, you don’t have to miss out! With Rider Switch, one adult can wait with the non-rider while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. When the other adult returns, they can supervise the non-riding Guest, and the waiting adult can board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line." In order to utilize Rider Switch, you need to speak with a Cast Member before getting into line. Generally, you will find a Cast Member near the beginning of the FastPass+ return line. Your daughter will need to be with you when you speak with the Cast Member. You will simply explain to them that you need to do Rider Switch due to her medical condition and her inability to ride. In order to fully understand how Rider Switch works, you will want to click on the link which I provided above. The majority of the most popular attractions offer Rider Switch, however it is not available on all rides. You will find a list of attractions which offer Rider Switch within the link above. 

    I hope that your family has a wonderful time together! 

    Wishing you magical memories, 

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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