Skip to main content

Rider Swap: Never Skip a Favorite Ride!

Have you ever walked up to Space Mountain only to discover that your little one is half an inch too short to ride? Or hiked to Expedition Everest and had your little one say, “Mommy, I don’t want to go on that.”  It appears your only options are to either have one parent ride and the other miss out on the ride, or skip the ride altogether. I don’t know about you, but most people do not want to spend their hard earned money to come to Florida and skip some of the rides.  This is where Rider Swap (a/k/a Rider Switch and Child Swap) comes to the rescue.

Picture this. You see the rust-colored mountain of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad on the horizon.   You have been looking forward to riding it since your last vacation. Suddenly you are faced with the fact that your youngest is just a little too short to ride, or that he is just not ready to brave “The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness.” NO PROBLEM! Just follow these 3 easy steps.

Step One: Head to the entrance of the ride with your whole family and ask the cast member for a Rider Swap pass.  The pass is valid for up to 3 guests.

Step Two: One parent will enter the stand-by line and ride with the older (or braver) child.

Step Three: Once they are done riding, they then “swap” riders. The parent that did not already ride will take the Rider Swap Pass and enter the Fast Pass line with the older child. This will allow little to no wait at all, and the older child gets to ride twice! 

Rider Swap is the ultimate solution for concerns of “I will not take my children to Disney because they cannot ride some of the rides.”  This was so useful for my family on our last trip to Walt Disney World. The following attractions offer Rider Swap:

 

Magic Kingdom: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Stitch’s Great Escape!, Tomorrowland Speedway, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, "it's a small world", Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Mad Tea Party, Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Liberty Square Riverboat, The Barnstormer, Astro Orbiter, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress, Main Street Vehicles, Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, Tom Sawyer Island.

Epcot: Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Maelstrom, Mission: SPACE, Soarin’, Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.

Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Mania!, The Great Movie Ride, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Star Tours, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Studio Backlot Tour, Muppet Vision 3-D, Voyage of the Little Mermaid.

Animal Kingdom: DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, Primeval Whirl, Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition, TriceraTop Spin.

So next time you begin contemplating a trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth, do not fear losing precious memories of experiencing “big kid” rides.  Rider Swap is there to make sure everyone has a magical time.  Disney really has thought of everything!

Tiffany

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Paddlefish Restaurant at Disney Springs

After arriving in Walt Disney World around dinnertime with no reservations on our latest trip, we headed over to Disney Springs to see what was available and Paddlefish caught our eye with the beautiful boat shining on the water.  There was space for us at the bar where they serve the full menu, so we settled right in for what was about to be a delicious dinner. We started with cocktails and were very impressed by not only the cocktail selection, but also the bartender's knowledge and expertise on the menu to guide us through our selections tonight.  At the recommendation of the staff, we had to give the Lobster Corn Dogs a try for our appetizer.  These were so fun and very delicious (and I don't normally like lobster!) They are most like a corn dog in that they are on a stick, but don't let that stop you from giving these a try.  Next up it was time for our entrees, we both opted for options "from the port" since we were in a seafood inspired restaurant, we could

Agent Spotlight: Mackenzie

Meet Agent Mackenzie in this week's Agent Spotlight ! Mackenzie sailing the canals of Giethoorn, Netherlands Name: Mackenzie Kerste Kingdom Konsultant Travel Find me on… Facebook: @agentmackenzie Instagram: @agentmackenzie_ I specialize in… Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Aulani, Adventures by Disney, Disneyland Paris, Universal Orlando Where do you call home? East Bay Area, California! What was your dream job when you were 10 years old? I wanted to be many things… teacher, horseback rider, songwriter, and artist! Why did you become a travel agent? My mother is a travel agent, so you could say it runs in the family!  Favorite vacation destination? Anywhere in Europe, the cultures and architectures are beautiful. Bonus points if it’s a cruise! Mackenzie and her husband boarding the Disney Fantasy. This or that:  Walt Disney World or Disneyland: As a Californian native I’m supposed to say DL, but I actually love both the same! Caribbean cruise or Mediterranean

Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Studios Florida

Fast Food Boulevard is located in the Springfield section of Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort and is a must-do for any Simpsons fan!  This home to several quick-service dining locations has something for everyone. It is a great stop that will make everyone's belly happy even if you aren't a die-hard fan. The food choices range from the famous Krusty Buger to pizza, from fried fish to salad, and even specialty non-alcoholic beverages and plenty in between. If the variety of food options wasn't enough to entice you, the theming is on point and you feel like you've walked into an episode of the Simpsons.  I especially love to sit in Moe's Tavern because it just gives me those Homer Simpson vibes and is a little smaller and out of the hustle and bustle of the main area. One of my favorite details is the mural of all the Simpsons characters on the wall, it's just amazing! And a great backdrop for a beverage or two.   At Luigi's you will find