• On Jul 31, 2018
    Christine from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are visiting DisneyWorld with a one year old. Can anyone explain to me what the procedure is when everyone in the party wants to go on a ride that the one year old cannot? Thank you.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Christine!

    Rider Switch is such a SUPER convenient service! To use it, the entire family will need to arrive at attractions' FastPass+ entrances to secure Rider Switch entitlements. These can be easily added to Guests' My Disney Experience accounts. Those riding in the second rider party, will have their MagicBands, or cards, scanned to add the Rider Switch passes to their accounts. However, they can only have one Rider Switch entitlement stored in their My Disney Experience accounts at a time.

    Those wishing to experience the ride first can enter the attraction's FastPass+ queue, provided they have FastPass+ reservations for the attraction; otherwise, they will have to go through the stand-by lane. In the meantime, those in the second rider party can wait with the one-year-old. Once the first group exits the attraction, they will locate the second group. This is where the swap takes place. The first rider party can then stay with the one-year-old while the second rider party go on to enjoy the attraction. They can enter through the FastPass+ queue, with the Rider Switch passes that were scanned earlier at the entrance of the ride.

    Did You Know? The Rider Switch entitlement return time will reflect the attraction's current wait time minus 10 minutes, and there will be a one-hour-window of use. For instance, if you arrive at 2:00 p.m. and the current wait time is 55 minutes, then the Rider Switch pass will show that the second rider party can return to experience the attraction between 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

    I hope you found this information useful, Christine. Please come back to visit us with more Disney vacation planning questions.

    Wishing you a magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Ritzy ºOº
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