Kids on attraction
  • On Mar 10, 2019
    Anja from MN Asked

    Do both parents need a Fastpass to use the rider swap option? I’ve gotten conflicting information on this recently, including people telling me the June post from this site is no longer accurate. Would love to have an answer before we visit magic kingdom!

    Greetings, Anja! Your trip to Magic Kingdom Park is coming up so soon, and you must be really excited. The magic starts for me as soon as I step foot on Main Street U.S.A. and smell that popcorn popping! In my opinion, there is no better way to spend a day than to start it riding Space Mountain and finish it watching Happily Ever After

    Of course, if you want to ride Space Mountain and you have a little one with you who does not meet the height requirement, a great option for your family is to use the Rider Switch service, available for select attractions at all four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. The service allows parents to take turns waiting in line, riding an attraction, and looking after the kids, with the second riding party being given a Rider Switch entitlement to enter through the FastPass+ queue. Rider Switch has recently gone fully digital, including integration with your MagicBand and My Disney Experience! Now, instead of getting a paper ticket with a return time, you only need to tap your MagicBand and your Rider Switch entitlement shows up in your daily plans in the app. When you tap your MagicBand to receive a return time, Cast Members are also now able to see who has a valid FastPass+ for the attraction, so if the first riding group wants to enter using the FastPass+ entrance, everyone who rides must have a valid FastPass+. Of course, you can also choose to have the first group wait in the standby line, and the second group will still be able to enter the FastPass+ queue with their Rider Switch entitlement.

    Have a magical day, Anja!

    Jessica
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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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