• On Sep 14, 2019
    Richard from OK 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.

    If we are traveling with an 8 year old & 2 year old. When you get on a ride the younger one can't get on do they still do companion passes for the second parent to ride with that first child or does the parent ride by themselves?

    Hi Richard,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited to hear that you'll soon be visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" with your Mouseketeers. You all are going to have a BLAST together and make memories that you'll cherish forever!

    I'm happy to let you know that the Rider Switch service will be perfect for those attractions that your youngest one isn't quite ready for, and it will even allow you to take turns experiencing attractions without needing to wait in line twice! Before you hop in line, you'll want to check with a Cast Member at the attraction entrance about using Rider Switch and they'll be happy to set it up for you. It's all managed digitally now, so it's easy peasy, plus I think you'll be pleased to hear that your eight-year-old will be able to ride again with the adult who sat out the first time since Rider Switch can be set up for the waiting adult and up to two Guests. Rider Switch really is a great benefit to families with little ones! When my Mouseketeers were little, we'd spend our mornings enjoying some of the numerous attractions that our entire family could experience together, then we'd take advantage of the Rider Switch service in the afternoon while our youngest kiddos napped in their strollers.

    Thanks so much for visiting us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Richard, and please feel free to keep your great questions coming. I hope that you and your entire family have a truly magical vacation this holiday season!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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