by Peyton Spear
Have kids that do not like to go on some rides in each park?
Disney’s Rider Switch service allows parents the opportunity to watch their little ones while the other parent rides and then switch.
Generally, for non-FASTPASS attractions, your entire party must enter the normal queue and let the ride attendant know you would like to be issued a Rider Switch pass. At this point, one adult and a guest will ride the attraction (Party 1), while the rest of the party (Party 2) wait in a designated area. Once Party 1 gets back to the boarding area, they switch with Party 2 riders who will then get to ride the attraction.
For FASTPASS attractions, your entire party must approach the front of the line attendant and let them know you would like to be issued a Rider Switch pass. Here, the first parent and a guest (Party 1) must wait in the normal queue while the rest of the party (Party 2) can go about the park while waiting to switch. Once Party 1 is done, Party 2 riders will take the pass and skip the entire line to ride the attraction.
(Sounds a lot more complicated than it is.)
When I was little and was not brave enough to ride every attraction just yet, my family used the Rider Switch service and it worked well.
Here is a list of attractions offering Rider Switch:
-Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
-Stitch’s Great Escape
-Tomorrowland Indy Speedway
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
-Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
-Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park:
-Kali River Rapids
Have any of you participated in the Rider Switch service? What was your experience like?
Peyton is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. Growing up in Los Angeles and most recently moving to Atlanta, he has seen and experienced the best of both Disneyland and Disney World. Making his first visit to Disney World at the age of 5, he has never looked back as he entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.