Ultimate Disney World Rider Swap Guide
Are you heading to Disney World? Do you have a little one in your group who may be a wee bit short for some attractions? Then you’ve come to the right spot! I’m here to give you the lowdown on all things around Disney World Rider swap!
What’s Disney World Rider Swap?
Disney World is an oasis of family fun, but not all rides are designed for every age. For those moments when you’re eyeing that mega roller coaster but your toddler can’t join, there’s the Rider Swap. It lets groups with tiny tots take turns on the larger attractions, ensuring no one misses out.
Who’s it For?
Rider Swap is perfect if your group falls into one of these categories:
Your kiddo doesn’t meet the height requirement.
They’re tall enough but would rather skip the ride and can’t stay alone.
PRO TIP : Have a mini-plan for the waiting group. Maybe it’s a snack break or a nearby smaller ride. It turns waiting into part of the fun!
Disney World Rider Swap: Step-by-Step
Where Can You Swap?
Mainly on rides with height restrictions, here’s a list by park:
Frequently Asked Questions
Genie+ and Rider Swap
Good news! You don’t need Genie+ for Rider Swap. However, if you’ve got it, Group 1 can zip through using the Lightning Lane, saving precious Disney time.
What About Rise of the Resistance?
Absolutely, you can use Rider Swap! But if you want the full speedy Lightning Lane experience for everyone, you’ll need to purchase individual reservations. Remember, Disney keeps an eagle eye, so no cheeky shortcuts!
Using Rider Swap might add a bit to your wait time, with some rides taking up to 45 minutes or more for both groups. Remember, it’s all about the experience, not the clock!
Double the Fun!
With Rider Swap, one lucky member might ride twice. If Group 2’s adult is solo, they can bring a guest from Group 1. So, maybe your older child can enjoy the thrill twice while sharing the moment with both parents.
Ready, Set, Ride!
Adventure awaits, Disney vacationers! Enjoy every moment, whether you’re on the ride or sharing giggles with your tiny tots in the waiting line. Remember, it’s the magic that counts.
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Meet the Author: Nate Bishop
I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!