• On Jun 27, 2018
    Rachel from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am wondering how the rider switch works.I have a 9 and 2 year old.I read there were some changes and wanted to see how I do this.Do I book fast passes for all of us or just 1and use rider switch?I want to book fast passes appropriately but have to switch

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rachel. We love helping you plan your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

     You are correct; recent updates have been made to Disney's Rider Switch System, making it a more convenient experience for Guests. I'm happy to explain how it works! For attractions that your little one is just too little for, simply approach the greeting Cast Member and request to use Rider Switch. Be sure your entire party is present when you make the request! Whoever will be waiting with the 2-year old will be issued a Rider Switch entitlement on their MagicBand. This is "Party 2." The other group members ("Party 1") will ride the attraction. If the members of the first party have a FastPass+ for that particular attraction, they may enter the FastPass+ line. Once they exit the attraction, the second party can enter the FastPass+ line using the Rider Switch entitlement. Since the Rider Switch entitlement gives access to the FastPass+ line, the second party does not need to have a FastPass+ booked to bypass the Standby line. My friend and fellow panelist, Veronica, recently shared her experience with the updated Rider Switch Service. I hope you find it as helpful as I do!

     Be sure to download the brand-new Play Disney Parks app prior to your visit. This app is lots of fun for the whole family!

     Rachel, I love chatting about little ones and the Walt Disney World Resort, so please let me know if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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