Ever wonder if you’ll miss out on riding an attraction at Disney World because you’re traveling with someone either not tall enough or who does not want to ride? No worries! Disney offers a Rider Switch pass for guests in this situation.
WHAT IS RIDER SWITCH?
Rider Switch (also known as child swap or rider swap) allows an adult who has waited off the attraction with a child or guest unable to ride, the ability to enjoy the ride after the remainder of his/her party returns from the line.
REASONS FOR NOT RIDING
*Guests with disabilities
*Child chooses not to ride
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. The entire party goes to the front of the line of the attraction they wish to ride (either the standby line or FastPass line, if they have one).
2. Let the Cast Member at the front of the line know you need a Rider Switch for the adult waiting with the non-rider(s).
3. At least one adult member of your party and the guests who are not riding will be issued a Ride Switch entitlement by the Cast Member and asked to wait in a designated area (usually outside of the attraction). This group is “Party 2.”
4. The non-riders find a place to rest outside the attraction, enjoy other areas of the park, shop, or enjoy another attraction as they wait.
5. The other party members (“Party 1”) ride the attraction.
6. Once the riders meet back with the non-riders, the waiting adult can now go to the attraction’s FastPass line with the Rider Switch entitlement. They can take up to 3 guests with them.
RIDES OFFERING RIDER SWITCH
*The Barnstormer (35in)
*Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (40in)
*Space Mountain (44in)
*Splash Mountain (40in)
*Tomorrowland Indy Speedway (32in)
*Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (38in)
*Frozen Ever After (no height restriction)
*Mission: SPACE (44in)
*Test Track (40in)
*Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (48in)
*Slinky Dog Dash ( 38in)
*Alien Swirling Saucers (32in)
*Star Tours (40in)
*Tower of Terror (40in)
*Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run (38in)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
*Expedition Everest (44in)
*Kali River Rapids (38in)
*Avatar Flight of Passage (44in)
*Na'vi River Journey (no height restriction)
**If you want to know if a Rider Switch is an option on a ride, please ask a cast member.