If a Guest doesn’t meet the boarding requirements or doesn’t wish to experience a particular attraction, it’s not a problem for family and friends who do!

If a child does not meet the height requirement or a Guest does not want to board a particular attraction, no problem!  With Rider Switch, one adult can wait with the non-rider(s) while the rest of the party enjoys the attraction. When the other adult returns, they can supervise the non-riding Guests, and the waiting adult can board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line again.

Rider Switch is available at select attractions at all 4 Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

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  1. First check with a Cast Member to see if Rider Switch is offered at the attraction in question.
  2. Once at the attraction, approach the greeting Cast Member with your entire party. At least one adult member of your party and the Guests who are not riding will be issued a Rider Switch entitlement by the Cast Member and asked to wait in a designated area (usually outside of the attraction).  This Group is “Party 2.”
  3. The other party members (“Party 1”) ride the attraction.
  4. After riding the attraction, Party 1 locates Party 2. Party 1 takes over supervision of the non-riding Guests.
  5. Party 2 enters and boards the attraction without having to wait in the regular queue a second time. The Rider Switch Pass entitlement must be validated by a Cast Member at this time.
  6. ALL GUESTS IN YOUR PARTY must have a Genie+ or Individual Attraction Selection reservation for your ride time window when using Rider Switch in the Lightning Lane.


Please note that if the person in Party 2 waited alone with the child or non-riding Guest, the number of Guests who may join him or her and ride again is limited. 


Rider Switch is available at the following attractions:

Magic Kingdom Park  Hollywood Studios 
The Barnstormer Alien Swirling Saucers
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Rock’n’Roller Coaster
Space Mountain Slinky Dog Dash
Tomorrowland Indy Speedway Star Tours
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Epcot  Animal Kingdom 
Frozen Ever After Avatar Flight of Passage
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Dinosaur
Mission Space Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
Soarin’ Kali River Rapids
 Test Track Na’vi River Journey