Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Feb 23, 2018
    Heidi from TX Asked

    We have 4 kids ages 6, 4, 2, and 1. We have 2 adults. Our 6, 4, and 2 year old will meet some height requirements. Using Rider swap, how do we go about riding rides where there is a 2 per car limit? Can our 6 and 4 year old ride alone in a car?

    Hi Heidi!

    How exciting that you're taking your whole family to Walt Disney World Resort!

    There are 19 attractions that offer the Rider Switch Service, which lets the adult who waited behind the first go-around have priority access to the attractions queue when it's their turn to ride. Up to three guests are allowed to experience each attraction when redeeming a Rider Switch ticket for the return ride, so on the attractions where your 2-year-old doesn't measure up, the 6 and 4-year-old can re-ride with the second parent!

    Children under the age of 7 do need to be with someone who is 14 or older, but looking at the Rider Switch Service list, I think you're really only going to have an issue with one ride. Some ride vehicles are train-style connected cars, where only two bodies fit in each individual row, but there are two or three rows per car, so one adult plus up to three kids in the same car is totally fine. (Ex: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, The Barnstormer, Test Track) Some vehicles can fit everyone in your party on one row (DINOSAUR, Soarin'), or in the same boat. (Frozen Ever After, Kali River Rapids.)

    Tomorrowland Speedway, however, is comprised of miniature gas-powered cars where only two bodies can ride in each vehicle at one time. Guests under 54 inches need a tall person to accompany them so your family will have to get creative with this one. Explain your parent-to-child ratio to the Cast Member at the entrance of the queue where i'm sure they'll help you out. "Ask" your older children to sit this one out and let their younger sibling have a turn since they get to ride some bigger rides that the youngest two don't. Or since your family is only effected by this one attraction, skip it and the worry altogether.

    I know you're going to have a great time no matter what y'all do, Heidi, and We'll See You Real Soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a toddler mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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