Mom and child riding Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • On Feb 26, 2018
    Brooke from PA Asked

    Hello!! My question is about rider swap! My husband and I are bringing our 12 year old son. If we do something like a roller coaster and want to use rider swap are we both able to go on with our son?

    Hi Brooke,

    Thanks so much for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I hope you're getting excited about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    You may use the Rider Switch service if you have a Guest in your party who is either unable to or does not wish to ride an attraction. If that's the case, your entire party (including the Guest who does not want to ride) will head to the attraction entrance and ask the Cast Member for a Rider Switch pass. At that point, most of your party may go ahead and enter the queue and enjoy the attraction while one adult waits with the Guest(s) not riding. Once the first party has finished, the adult who waited outside and one additional Guest may use the Rider Switch pass to enter the FastPass+ queue and enjoy the attraction while an adult from the first group waits with the Guest(s) not riding. So yes, your 12-year-old son could enjoy the attraction twice and ride with both of you if he rides with the first group and then is the additional Guest riding along with the one using the Rider Switch pass.

    However, if everyone in your party is wanting to ride the attraction, you won't be eligible for the Rider Switch service. You may all ride together by entering the standby queue or using one of your FastPass+ selections to enter that queue. Since most attractions without height restrictions seat two people side by side, if it's just the three of you and you and your husband both want to ride something next to your son, you may certainly feel free to ride it twice! My family has an odd number of people in it, so we switch up seating arrangements frequently to make sure we all take turns riding with each other.

    I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions, Brooke, and have a magical vacation!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Indiana

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom and part-time music teacher from Indiana.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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