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  • On Nov 3, 2019
    Richard from OK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My 4 yr old grandson is too short to ride several of the attractions in AK. If I get a FP+ for an attraction he can ride must an adult also get a FP+ for the same ride or will the cast member allow the adult to ride with him without a FP+?

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Richard!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom is my favorite Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort. I love that the whole place is alive with magic everywhere you look! It's going to be so much fun for you to enjoy some attractions there together with your grandson and make those lasting family memories. If you want him to use a FastPass+ to enjoy an attraction that everyone can ride together, like Kilimanjaro Safaris, each person who is riding the attraction will need to have a valid FastPass+. If you book a FastPass+ for an attraction for your grandson to ride, at least one adult will also need to have one for the same attraction in order to accompany him.

    Since you're traveling with a younger Mouseketeer who doesn't quite reach the height requirements for some of the more thrilling attractions, I recommend taking advantage of the Rider Switch service on participating attractions. You'll split your party into two riding groups, and one group will stay behind with your grandson while the first group waits in line and rides. It's a great time to grab a bite to eat, meet some Disney Characters, or check out the animals at the Maharajah Jungle Trek! When the first group is finished riding, they can take over care of the little one while the second group enters the attraction using a Rider Switch entitlement at the FastPass+ entrance. That way, everyone can enjoy what they want to ride without having to wait in the standby line multiple times!

    I hope this answers your question, Richard, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

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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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