Family on Big Thunder Mountain
  • On Mar 22, 2019
    Leah from NY Asked

    We are going to WDW (kids 1.5, 6 & 4). We will use rider switch but wonder about the 3 riders - which rides have capacity for 1 adult and 2 kids under 7? If I sit with 4 yr old can 6 yr old sit with a single rider? Are there lists with ride capacity?

    Hi, there!

     Leah, I'm so happy to hear you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with little ones in tow. How excited your precious family must be!

     When my family made our first visit to the theme parks as a family of five, there were some logistics my husband and I had to work out now that we are outnumbered. Disney's Rider Switch to the rescue! This family-friendly service certainly made it possible for us to take turns experiencing some thrill attractions without having to experience more than one wait time. Guests with a Rider Switch entitlement may bring two additional Guests with them on a Rider Switch eligible attraction. I love this allowance because it means I don't have to experience the attraction alone after waiting with our toddler. It also means that my two bigger kids can sometimes experience the attraction twice; once with dad and once with mom! 

     The Rider Switch eligible attractions that can accommodate one adult and two children seated together include Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Frozen Ever After, Mission: SPACE, Soarin', Test Track, Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Avatar Flight of Passage, DINOSAUR, Kali River Rapids, and Primeval Whirl. 

     Your oldest isn't quite old enough to be seated with a Single Rider (children must be at least 7-years old). For attractions that cannot accommodate one adult and two children together, I recommend splitting up into two groups of one adult plus one child. My family used this strategy a few times during our most recent stay and it worked well!

     I hope this was helpful, Leah. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I'd love to help you plan a magical visit!

    Ashley
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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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