Family with Mickey balloons at Grand Floridian; Asian; mother; father siblings
  • On Mar 24, 2024
    Mande from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Virtual line/das pass w/rider switch.We have a family of 6,1 who wont be able to ride a few rides.So I wait with the little one while everyone else goes and then I really have to choose between my other children because only one of them gets to ride again?

    Hi there, Mande!

    Welcome back to planDisney. We're so glad you decided to stop back and see us again. It sounds like you have a magical trip in the works and I'm happy to help!

    If you or a member of your travel party is eligible for Disability Access Service (DAS) you can pre-register before your visit via video chat. You can do this between 2-30 days before your arrival and partner with Cast Members to select two advance 1-hour return windows for eligible attractions. Once in the parks, you'll be able to use your My Disney Experience Mobile App to select additional DAS return times, one at a time, throughout your day.

    Keep in mind that the guest utilizing DAS must board the attraction with their party. If one of the members of your group is too small or too young to experience one of the attractions, simply let Cast Members know you'd like to utilize Rider Switch when arriving at the attraction. They will advise you where to wait and how to proceed when it's your turn to ride.

    Rider Switch is a fantastic service my husband and I used frequently when our kids were younger. We took turns waiting with our daughter while the other rode with our son. Then we quickly made the switch so the other parent could experience the attraction. It saved us time from returning through the standby line and ensured Mom and Dad both got to experience the fun. It also allowed our daughter to opt out of the experiences she was too small for or didn't feel comfortable trying.

    Guests utilizing Rider Swap may bring an additional guest with them when it's their turn to ride or they may choose to go alone. I understand that you might not want to choose between multiple children, but the service is designed so the person who initially waited doesn't have to experience the attraction alone, not necessarily so that other members of the party can experience the attraction multiple times.

    One of my favorite parts about Rider Switch is that the rest of the party is free to experience other areas of the park while waiting for the group to finish the attraction. I'd recommend having your children take turns on who gets a second ride or having the other members of your group bring them to experience something special in another area of the park. There are always entertainment, dining, and Character experiences available to serve as magical distractions. I find that both of my kids are happy to sit and enjoy a Mickey-shaped pretzel any time we suggest the option.

    I hope this clears up any confusion, Mande. If we can answer any additional questions or offer further recommendations for maximizing your time in the parks please don't hesitate to come back and let us know.

    Magic and memories,
    Amy
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Amy- a proud wife, mom, and Disney adult. I'm a natural planner with a flair for the creative, always looking for ways to add a little magical sparkle to our family's day-to-day happenings and once-in-a lifetime moments. You'll find me and my crew visiting the parks from rope drop to close and packing in as much magic as possible to each day of our Walt Disney World Resort vacation. From dining to photo spots and all the details in between, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Amy

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