large family coming out of Cinderella Castle
  • On Jan 17, 2019
    Laura from DC Asked

    I am traveling with a party of 13. One member of the party is 3yo. How does one advise to do the rider switch option and fast passes with such a big party? Thank you!

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Laura. I'm so glad you stopped by!

     A visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with a big party is always BIG fun. Traveling with a preschooler in tow adds some extra magic too! To make sure that everyone in your large, multigenerational party gets the most out of your days in the theme parks, there's some additional planning to do prior to your stay. Having a touring plan complete with dining reservations and FastPass+ experiences is sure to make your visit more seamless. Special services, like Disney's Rider Switch, certainly help too! 

     Using FastPass+ with Rider Switch is my family's favorite way to maximize our precious time in the theme parks. To do this with your group, make FastPass+ selections for a Rider Switch eligible attraction only for the members of your party who you know will be riding the attraction first. The adult who will be waiting with the 3-year old doesn't need a FastPass+ for that particular attraction because they'll be issued a Rider Switch entitlement. The Rider Switch entitlement allows the waiting adult to enter the FastPass+ line with up to two additional Guests. How great is that? I'm usually the waiting adult in my family, so I like to use my available FastPass+ to take our little one on a family-friendly attraction while we're waiting for everyone else. One last tip: be sure that everyone in your group is present at the time you make the request to use Rider Switch. 

     I hope this was helpful, Laura. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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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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