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1. Mickey and the Magical Map Show (check the Dashboard or use MagicSearch for Showtimes.
2. Try the new Big Thunder!
3. Captain America Meet and Greet in Innoventions
4. Radiator Springs Racers (get your Fastpasses at Park opening)
5. Fried Chicken at the newly reopened Plaza Inn!
DISNEYS RIDER SWITCH/PARENT SWAP AND SINGLE RIDER PROGRAMS, see the tips below
Parents, visitors, come from all over the world and with
minis all the time. The entire family can enjoy including infants any ride that
does not have a height requirement. But what happens when you want to ride a
that any of your minis cannot ride due to height or scarred and you have multiple
parents/adults in your group. I’m sorry you will have to sit outside and talk
with other people while your group goes in and enjoys the ride…sorry. Fear not
Disney has a rider switch/parent swap program in place to accommodate this.
First see a cm at the ride attraction and ask for the parent swap. You will be issued a rider switch pass (
check the pass in most rides 2 people can go back but I have seen in some rides
like btrr and splash where 3 can go back) or sometimes you are handed a red
time card to exchange for a pass switch near the loading cm. Pay attention to
where you are to return in some rides you return through the exit and in some
you go to the fasspass line ask the cm. Now
while the rest of your party goes and ride , the adult watching the kids wait
for their party members to return. Then you take your pass and Switch (based on
the number of people allowed back could be 2 maybe 3 check your pass) and go
though the designated return area and ride. Thank you Disney as this allows
everyone to enjoy the ride without having to have an adult wait the entire wait
time. Please note that you are not guaranteed immediate boarding. Another
Program available is the single rider program. This is different and helps to
fill open spots on certain rides and fill to capacity. The single rider program
can open and close at any time and not available at all times if the ride time
is short and or too many people are in line as well. If you decide to go as a
group do not expect to ride in the same vehicle and will split and a single
rider must meet height and age requirements to ride so don’t send your 5 yr by
themselves. Ask for single rider and you may be issued a single rider pass or directed
to go to a separate single rider entrance. Final word parent swap is at any
ride with a height requirement . Single rider is limited to In DISNEYLAND- (
splash mnt , Indiana Jones and matterhorn) and in DCA – ( soaring over California,
RSR, California Screaming, Goofys sky school and at grizzly river run although
grizzy does limit the number of single riers throughout the day. Hope this
helps in planning your trips.
- pikarich 2594.4 #37 6-20-14 10:41AMLike(5)Reply
I had such a bad experience with the parent swap program. Each and every CM we spoke to gave us such an ordeal because they were trying to force us to get FREE instead. I never complain about Disney experiences but that was a first and I'm dreading having to try it again - DisneyRose 247.3 #1243 6-20-14 6:43PMLike(1)Reply
ADDED TIP, you can still get a fasspass for your group and get a parent swap - pikarich 2594.4 #37 6-21-14 9:53AMLikeReply
An interesting study conducted shows that younger children do not enjoy parent swap... but the older kids 13 and above think it is a very good program - MickeyLumboCM 554.3 #304 6-25-14 1:20AMLikeReply
How to use Disney’s original Fasspass. Find the Fasspass
distribution Center at select attractions. Insert your pass or ticket. Get a
return time to return to the attraction. You must use it within the time frame
, early or late will not be accommodated. The only time you can use your pass
after the time frame is if the attraction is offline during your return time. You
cannot hold more than one pass for the same attraction or another. Check you fp
will let you see when you can get another pass usually within 2 hours or after
you use your pass up whichever is sooner. RSR and world of color are not
connected to the rest of the park so you can get additional passes at other
locations. Fasspass is open for select times, dates and seasons. Fasspass work
like this. Each ride can ride a certain capacity per hour example at full
capacity lets say indy can ride 1,200 riders per hours –this is not the number
ok, , so 1200 riders so say 10% of seats are reserved for fp so 120 seats are
virtually held. When your ticket is issued a ticket you reserved one spot for
that ride and keeps going until all passes are exchasted for the day, that is
why as you look at the reserve board the time keeps moving up. And up unitl it
reads-----, ------ meaning its all gone. I said original because we still use
the original format in dl resort as newer versions of magic bands and fastpass
+ is in wdw although I personally like the version we have here.
- pikarich 2594.4 #37 6-13-14 10:10AMLike(2)Reply
You can get one fast pass every two hours or the start time on your fast pass ticket, whichever is sooner. Always read all the info on the pass. If you're there in the morning and get a fast pass say for Indy. Return time is 9:30-10:30. The pass says next fast pass is available after 9:30am. I would go at 9:30, grab a fast pass for another attraction and then come back and ride Indy. Fast pass distribution is halted when the attraction is down since CMs don't know how long the attraction will be be closed. Distribution resumes with the opening of the attraction as long as there are fast passes left. The amount of fast passes available also depend on the ride capacity during the day (number of vehicles, etc). - IDVandalSkipperCM 2058.8 #54 6-13-14 11:35AMLike(2)Reply
Some had posted this before and we tried it our last trip in DCA we got WOC, soarin, and Ca screaming fast passes all at once then I went staright tovtoy story which had no line yet cause it was rope drop. We usally do RSR laterr as singwl risw r and the longest we have waited is like 20 min. And we usally get to ride together or end up racing eachother! - minnielove83 26.4 #5449 6-14-14 5:43AMLikeReply
This is good info for new people. I get asked how much they cost, by a lot of travelers. - Winnie111286 825.0 #179 6-14-14 8:31AMLikeReply
Disney rides and attractions never break. (see my explanation below)
Hello, before my mw days and frequent trips to disney parks I was unaware of many things on disney and how the parks work at times. I got to learn about disney magic and extra perks like the tender ride, wheeljouse, the secrect pet cemeteray for example and would ofthen complain about ride refurbs and a ride going down. But as a mw community we share lots of info and educate ourselfs with fantastic posts and history. So I'm going to tell you that Disney rides/attractions are NEVER broke.Disney has our best interest and safety when designing a ride, so when a ride goes down/offline it's because it's doing what it's suppose to do.The main reasons a ride goes down/offline is not because it broke its because sometime cause the ride to be out of sync it could be spacing, speed, weight,a braking sensor. Believe cms would rather have the ride reset then go a do a walkoff which can close a ride down for a while since they have to get everyone off , then cyce the ride till it properly working again. There is a reason why cm are trying to get you to your ride in a specific time frame -to keep the line moving and to keep up with the ride system when the green light goes it means go.The other reason a ride goes off is if too many of the ride elements dont work.This is another reason why attraction with alot of element can go down like on rsr and indy. This is also why rides go on refurbisment and although they dont always make sense of when they are done but are planned well in advance and not always to do all the neccesary repair and may have to do multiple refurbs for example small world went on refrub for a few months but they did not fix any of the missing elements just on safety issues addressed by osha. Remember safety first . this goes the same for parades and fireworks, remember everything is subject to change without notice - pikarich 2594.4 #37 6-3-14 11:18AMLike(6)Reply
I hope he does come but one thing I do know about Tokyo Disney vs Disneyland and WDW is they have SO MANY characters out and about and very rare ones you would never see out here like the Cheshire cat and many more..thats one of my goals when I go to Tokyo DL is to get all the random character pics - Dave 10975.3 #2 3-31-14 10:23PMLike(1)Reply
Hi! newest mw born today, matthew Walter (MW). thank you all for your support,prayers and textes
THE hardest day at work EVER!!!! Congratulations!!! I'm just saying between texts and phone calls to hubby and having a bad schedule today I knew I should have stayed home! LOL I actually asked Mr S how many centimeters we were dilated at! LMAO Total deer in headlights over the phone! Very exciting day! Much love to you all and thank you for letting us be a part of this with you today! Can't wait to see you all. 😘😘😘😘 - MrsSchnooks 2666.4 #36 1-6-14 8:09PMLike(4)Reply
You look beautiful! Welcome to MW, Matthew! Be sure to read the faqs. Well, in about 13 years. Congrats!! He's a beautiful baby. - MeridaFanHasNoAP 3247.4 #27 1-6-14 9:14PMLike(4)Reply