Rider Switch: How to Ride Thrill Rides When You Have Little Ones

Rider Switch is a system Disney has in place that allows families with small children to enjoy the rides that have height requirements. If you have small children you can take turns riding bigger rides while the other person waits with the child. When the second person takes their turn, they can hop in the fastpass+ line for a shorter wait.

How Does it Work?

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When you get to a ride that has a height requirement, your entire group should find the Cast Member at the end of the line. Let that Cast Member know that you would like to use rider switch. Make sure your entire group is with you when you talk to the Cast Member.

The Cast Member will then scan the magic band or ticket of the people who will be riding second. Once that is done you will see the ride added to your My Disney Experience account.

The first rider may then get in line and ride.

The second rider can come back at the time designated on their their account.

    What Can I Do With My Little One While We Wait?

    There is a TON you can do while you are waiting for the rest of your party to ride. Here are some suggestions of fun things you can do while you wait:

    Magic Kingdom:

    Rider Switch While Waiting
    Seven Dwarfs Carousel
    Big Thunder Mountain Play area at train station
    Tiana's Bayou Adventure Play area at train station
    Barnstormer Dumbo
    Space Mountain Tomorrowland Transit Authority
    Tron The Peoplemover



    Rider Switch While Waiting
    Test Track Innoventions
    Mission: Space Play area at exit
    Soarin' Living with the Land
    Guardians of the Galaxy Playground near Test Track


    Hollywood Studios:

    Rider Switch
    While Waiting
    Star Tours Muppetvision 3D
    Tower of Terror Beauty and the Beast
    Rock 'n' Rollercoaster Beauty and the Beast
    Slinky Dog Dash Meet Woody, Buzz, or Jessie
    Rise of the Resistance Find Star Wars charcters


    Animal Kingdom:

    Rider Switch
    While Waiting
    Dinosaur The Boneyard play area
    Kali River Rapids Maharajah Jungle Trek
    Expedition Everest
    Maharajah Jungle Trek
    Flight of Passage Walk around Pandora


    What Rides Offer Rider Switch?

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    The Bottom Line

    Taking advantage of Rider Switch can ensure that both you and your little one get to enjoy all of the attractions that you have your heart set on. Disney makes it easy and fun!

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