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  • On May 15, 2019
    Brandon from OH Asked

    We have a wide variety of ages in our children 11,9,5, and 2 is there a way me and my fiancé can switch off so we can still experience the rides the little one can’t ride ?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Brandon!

    I am happy to tell you that there is a service at Walt Disney World Resort that allows caregivers to switch out looking after the kids and riding attractions. Rider Switch is great for families like yours who have little ones who aren't quite tall enough to ride some of the more thrilling attractions, so let's chat a little bit about how it works!

    There are attractions that participate in Rider Switch at each of the four theme parks, so if you and your older kids want to ride something that has a height requirement, like Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can approach the podium at the attraction and let a Cast Member know that you'd like to participate in Rider Switch. One adult and any older kids who want to ride will wait in the line while another adult taps their MagicBand or admission card to receive a Rider Switch return time, and they'll be able to do some fun stuff with the younger kiddos like grab a snack or go see the Disney Junior Dance Party! When the first group is finished riding, the second adult can tap their MagicBand and use their Rider Switch entitlement to enter the attraction through the FastPass+ queue. Here's the part your older kids are going to love: the Rider Switch return time is good for up to three guests so they're able to ride twice, once with each parent, if they want to! Your Rider Switch entitlement is fully digital and will pop up in your daily plans in the My Disney Experience app, so make sure to download it before you leave for your holiday.

    I hope this answers your question, Brandon, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation.

    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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