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  • On Dec 6, 2009
    Angie from MO 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.

    Just wondering....I have a child that is under 40" and one that is over 40". Can you stand in line as a family and when you get to the front take turns staying with the younger child. This way both adults would get to ride. Thanks

    Hi, Angie!  You can absolutely use what they call a Rider Switch option on many of the attractions where your smaller child will not be able to ride.  This allows you to wait in line only once, and the adults take turns riding.  It's a great way to ensure that everyone who is tall enough gets to enjoy the attractions, without making the ones who are not quite tall enough wait in line twice.

    When you go to an attraction where you have one too small child, mention it to the cast member at the entrance.  If the attraction allows the Rider Switch option, they will check to make sure the child is too small to ride, and they will give you a Rider Switch pass. The pass allows up to three people to ride, so the kids that are tall enough to ride can go with the second parent!  Bonus time!

    It's a great system, and I hope it makes your vacation that much more magical!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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