Rider switch changes??

cynthiap

New member
You get one rider swap for the group, regardless of how many kids don't want to ride. But the person using the swap can bring 2 people with them. So, if you have 1 kid who wants to ride and 2 who can't/won't you can get the rider swap, parent 1 and kid 1 go in line and ride, then parent two can bring kid 1 back in line with the swap to ride again.
keep in mind this is just how it is described on the website. If you have a child who is too small the practice has been to get a pass that allows 3.
 

cboyer

Active member
keep in mind this is just how it is described on the website. If you have a child who is too small the practice has been to get a pass that allows 3.

Is that three people total or three additional people. I was under the impression the swap allowed 3 people total, so the swapper and two additional people. Or is it the swapper and three additional people?
 

cynthiap

New member
Is that three people total or three additional people. I was under the impression the swap allowed 3 people total, so the swapper and two additional people. Or is it the swapper and three additional people?
Sorry, yes, total of three.
 

stevenmilz

josh's date at akershus
My daughter is almost 5, has been 6 times and we have used rider swap a grand total of 1 time.
:RpS_thumbup:
Wow... our kids are not 7 and 5 and have been going multiple times per year for 4+ years now; we must be a rider swap power-user because we've literally used dozens of them. Back in the legacy FP days we'd potentially use half-a-dozen swaps per day in conjunction with getting FPs, especially for BTMRR, Splash, Test Track and Soarin'.
 

ernierich

New member
Sorry to dredge this one back up, but I just want to make sure that this turned out to be nothing. Everythings the same as before? I do hope so since I leave it three days.
 

cynthiap

New member
I have not seen any reports of issues or changes from the way it was. Here or on disboards. I've been monitoring as my touring plan includes several swaps. I was able to confirm that the Disney website has not changed recently. It has said what it says now since at least July of last year.
 

ernierich

New member
I have not seen any reports of issues or changes from the way it was. Here or on disboards. I've been monitoring as my touring plan includes several swaps. I was able to confirm that the Disney website has not changed recently. It has said what it says now since at least July of last year.
Thanks. I haven't got too many swaps planned, but would like to keep my plans as they are.
 

jon3b

New member
ernierich, what was your experience from your trip, please?! I've seen so much speculation, and very little actual reports. Sooooooo?
 

sheilashoelady

New member
We got back last week and got rider swap tickets good for up to 3 people, valid through the end of August, just showing my DD3. No specific waiting area. I took her to do other stuff while DH and DD4 rode, and then we swapped and I rode with DD4.
 

Micah008

Moderator
Staff member
Just returned from 4 days of using Rider Switch Passes... and everything was mostly like normal. We got a pass at the entrance to the queue, which was good through the end of the month, and it was good for 3 people.

The only difference was something they were testing at BTMRR and Splash Mountain, but we didn't see anywhere else. Instead of giving us the Pass at the beginning of the queue, they gave us something to carry through the line (a lanyard with a card hanging from it), and then give to a CM on the other end at the FP+ merge point, who then gave us the actual Rider Switch Pass, which was just like normal. My DW didn't take a picture of it though, so I never even got a close look at it personally. My guess of why they were doing this is if they have had issues with people taking the Pass and then not getting in line... otherwise I am not sure why they would bother.
 

ajj221

New member
Just returned from 4 days of using Rider Switch Passes... and everything was mostly like normal. We got a pass at the entrance to the queue, which was good through the end of the month, and it was good for 3 people.

The only difference was something they were testing at BTMRR and Splash Mountain, but we didn't see anywhere else. Instead of giving us the Pass at the beginning of the queue, they gave us something to carry through the line (a lanyard with a card hanging from it), and then give to a CM on the other end at the FP+ merge point, who then gave us the actual Rider Switch Pass, which was just like normal. My DW didn't take a picture of it though, so I never even got a close look at it personally. My guess of why they were doing this is if they have had issues with people taking the Pass and then not getting in line... otherwise I am not sure why they would bother.
Did the non-rider wait on the platform or exit the ride?
this test would force you to have FP+ for all riders including the non-rider if you were using the FP line. This could make people mad.
 

Micah008

Moderator
Staff member
Did the non-rider wait on the platform or exit the ride?
this test would force you to have FP+ for all riders including the non-rider if you were using the FP line. This could make people mad.
The non-rider can leave and do whatever they want during that time... they don't come along once the lanyard is handed off, just like it always has been. Nothing different with needing FP+ for the non-rider either.
 

Mrsp1030

New member
My understanding was that recently FP+ was needed for all members of you party if entering the FP+ line? For example, if my DH and 2 DS entered the FP+ line for Splash but I wanted to wait with younger DS who is too small, then they also needed to scan my band for FP+? Is this happening?
 

Micah008

Moderator
Staff member
My understanding was that recently FP+ was needed for all members of you party if entering the FP+ line? For example, if my DH and 2 DS entered the FP+ line for Splash but I wanted to wait with younger DS who is too small, then they also needed to scan my band for FP+? Is this happening?
Not in my experience. In fact we used this to our advantage to get extra Swaps/FP+ multiple times (ToT/StarTours, TestTrack/Soarin', etc). In fact, for 7DMT we even got 2 Swaps by having DW and DS6 go through the FP+ line first and ride, and then I went through with DS6 (he was wearing DS3s MB this time) 15 minutes later and got another Swap. DS6 ended up being able to ride 4 times in one day, his new favorite ride.
 
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