Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Dec 7, 2017
    Alison from MS Asked

    Visiting 2/2018 with DH, me and girls (8 & 2). Can DH and I get 3 different FP each and use the Rider Swap so that we can move through rides faster? If my 8yo got 3 FP to match one of ours, couldn't she ride the other 3 once w/Swap and her 3 twice?

    Welcome Back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Alison! I think you’re going to have a brilliant trip with your small family! I have a very similar family structure to yours, with a small preschooler (who isn’t quite old enough or tall enough to tackle many attractions) and an eager grade schooler who loves thrills.

    When my family is preparing FP+ reservations for our trip, we always make them for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. I will make two FP+ (for my husband and son) and before they enter the FP+ line, our whole family asks for a Rider Switch Pass. My son and husband will use their FP+ reservations and after zooming through the diamond caverns meet up with us in the Hundred Acre GOODS shop. I then take the Rider Swap Pass and my son to ride again. The chaperone who initially waited with the under-height kids is allowed to take a buddy to ride with, and since they have the Rider Swap pass, do not need a pre-arranged FP+. The Rider Swap pass entitles them to use the quicker queue. Now, as to your question about scheduling your 8 year old’s FP+, if your DH and daughter want to ride together, they will both need a FP+. Otherwise, he will end up riding alone and you with her secondarily.

    I make my son’s FP+ to match his Dad’s and I get to ride with him after the Switch - which means he gets to dig, dig, dig with the Dwarfs twice that day! You can imagine what a grin he gets as we board the mine carts. If there is anything else I can do to help you plan, please ask another question! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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