Father and Child on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Mar 22, 2019
    Anna from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Before, when using the Rider Switch option, I could have multiple fast passes booked for the different adults to help keep my daughter entertained while waiting. Has this changed because they have gone to digital rider switch?

    Greetings, Anna!

    I'm so glad you came to us with this question. I know there has been a lot of discussion about Rider Switch and how it works when you want to use it with FastPass+, since the service has recently gone fully digital and has been integrated with your MagicBand and My Disney Experience. The aim of Rider Switch has always been to save some time for families who have little ones who aren't quite tall enough to ride some of the more thrilling attractions. The service allows one riding group to wait in line and ride an attraction while someone stays behind with the little ones, and the second riding group can receive a return time for when they are able to enter the attraction using the FastPass+ queue, eliminating the need to wait in the standby line twice. Since the service has gone digital, Cast Members can now check to see if everyone in the party has a valid FastPass+ when you activate Rider Switch, so if the first group also wants to use the FastPass+ queue, everyone must have a valid FastPass+, including the group using the Rider Switch entitlement.

    If you and your daughter need something to do while you're waiting for someone to ride an attraction, it's a great time to take in a show, like It's Tough to be a Bug! or earn some Wilderness Explorers badges if you're spending the day at Disney's Animal Kingdom. That way you can save your FastPass+ selections for attractions you can all enjoy together as a family!

    Have a magical day, Anna!

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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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