Tuesday’s Tip- Rider Switch

Are you traveling to Disney with younger children?  Do you still want to ride some of your favorite rides?  Disney offers a Rider Switch program that allows parents to take turns riding while the other stays with the child or children who are too short to ride!

My best friend and her family were able to take advantage of the Rider Swap this past summer when they traveled with their two sons (Eric and Katie= Parents, Micah was 4 and a half at the time, and Jacob was 1 year old) So we will use the Duncan family as our example!

stitch eric and micah katie and jacob micha

Micah had JUST met the height requirement for Star Tours and as a budding Star Wars fan he was super excited to ride.  What to do with his one year old brother… that was the question.

When they got to their turn in line they simply took advantage of the Rider Swap program.  Micah and Eric  rode Star Tours while Katie and Jacob stayed behind.  Then Eric was able to take Jacob, and Micah and Katie were able to ride Star Tours.  Micah LOVED it because he got to ride it twice!

Here is how Disney outlines “How to Use Rider Switch”

Rider Swap Instructions on Disney Website

Rider Swap Instructions on Disney Website

Here is a list of Rides that offer Rider Swap

Magic Kingdom

Big Thunder Railroad, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Stitch’s Great Escape, Goofy’s Barnstormer, Tomorrowland Speedway


Mission Space, Soarin, Test Track

Hollywood Studios

Rockin Roller Coaster, Star Tours, Tower of Terror

Animal Kingdom

Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, Primeval Whirl

Interested in planning your own trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland?  Be sure to contact Ashley@CharmingTravelsLLC.com

Her planning services are free of charge and she can help you plan your trip from beginning to end!




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