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2384.0 #44 DL Qual #20 6-20-14 10:40AM
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   2384.0 #44 6-20-14 10:41AM Like(5)  Reply
Great info - MickeyLumboCM  451.9 #406 6-20-14 9:40PM
Look at you all knowledgeable and stuff! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1021.8 #140 6-20-14 11:43PM
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 #1239 6-20-14 6:43PM Like(1)  Reply
FREE? @DisneyRose - Seebritatdland  268.6 #1031 6-20-14 6:53PM
What's FREE?? - brodysmommy  327.6 #654 6-20-14 9:48PM
ADDED TIP, you can still get a fasspass for your group and get a parent swap - pikarich   2384.0 #44 6-21-14 9:53AM Like  Reply
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   451.9 #406 6-25-14 1:20AM Like  Reply
2384.0 #44 DL Qual #20 6-13-14 10:08AM
Disneys Fasspass program, read below
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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   2384.0 #44 6-13-14 10:10AM Like(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   2025.5 #53 6-13-14 11:35AM Like(2)  Reply
Thank you for the additional info 👍😊😊😊 - pikarich  2384.0 #44 6-13-14 11:47AM
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   26.0 #5467 6-14-14 5:43AM Like  Reply
Some days screamin' isn't on the same system(Roger Rabbit too). We've had fps for TOT and Screamin' at the same time before and on our recent trip couldn't do it.  - FoolishMortal138  316.1 #713 6-14-14 8:35AM
This is good info for new people.  I get asked how much they cost, by a lot of travelers. - Winnie111286   727.2 #205 6-14-14 8:31AM Like  Reply
2384.0 #44 DL Qual #20 6-3-14 11:16AM
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   2384.0 #44 6-3-14 11:18AM Like(6)  Reply
This is a message from pikarich and proudly endorsed by this MW'er ;) - ShariRenee  3852.6 #22 6-3-14 11:43AM
I too proudly endorse this message, and my campaign will use it as my message in the future!:D  Happy voting day!! - secretagentangel  1200.7 #105 6-3-14 12:12PM
Here here!! - FoolishMortal138   316.1 #713 6-3-14 12:22PM Like  Reply
458.3 #395 DL Qual #286 5-4-14 9:42AM
This is the longest line I've seen on this delightful morning, for Doc McStuffins.
congrats on first pic of doc - pikarich   2384.0 #44 5-4-14 10:23AM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks for sharing!  - LaPearleNoir   1172.1 #109 5-4-14 10:26AM Like(1)  Reply
She scares me! 😁 - luxkitty   1179.6 #107 5-4-14 10:05AM Like  Reply
My mini is excited she's there but sad cause we aren't going back until,October. Really hope they keep,her. - amyb1076   191.4 #1947 5-4-14 1:02PM Like  Reply
1114.8 #118 DL Qual #67 4-12-14 5:16AM
The best I could get of Angel and Stitch for Pikarich! #TokyoDisneySea
Tagged in: Tokyo DisneySea  
So cute!! - Atora   1866.7 #64 4-12-14 5:39AM Like  Reply
Ok now I'm just jealous of all the characters they have.  - LaPearleNoir   1172.1 #109 4-12-14 8:32AM Like  Reply
I love Angel! - justcallmeKP   224.1 #1522 4-14-14 1:21PM Like  Reply
How fun!!! I absolutely love stitch - frozendisneyprincess   3.5 #0 4-26-14 4:06PM Like  Reply
3399.3 #26 DL Qual #15 4-5-14 8:47PM
Got to hold this heartthrob 😍💙💙 (Pika & stitchohana)
Awww. He's smiling!  Does he smell like baby powder?  What a cutie!  😍😍😍 - MeridaFan   3189.2 #28 4-5-14 8:57PM Like  Reply
Lol.  I love the smell of newborns. - Gabster1forDodgers  524.1 #328 4-5-14 9:45PM
He smelled delish😍😍 - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  3399.3 #26 4-5-14 9:50PM
I'm kind of jealous.  Okay.  A lot jealous.  I want to hold the baby! - IDVandalSkipperCM   2025.5 #53 4-5-14 8:58PM Like  Reply
You better hurry and make a new one of your own. Lol - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  434.6 #423 4-5-14 11:46PM
Haha!  Not hurry.  But yes, baby fever has set in,  Maybe when Little Skipper is 2. - IDVandalSkipperCM  2025.5 #53 4-6-14 6:52AM
😍awwwwww!!!! - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet   860.5 #167 4-6-14 5:54PM Like  Reply
So cute! - goofygal   6139.3 #11 4-6-14 6:54PM Like  Reply
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10859.6 #2 DL Qual #7 3-31-14 5:45PM
Look who made his character debut at Tokyo Disney ..pic from Inside the magic
He could hang out at his gas station! - RadiatorSprings4Ever   646.6 #246 3-31-14 9:47PM Like(1)  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   10859.6 #2 3-31-14 10:23PM Like(1)  Reply
There's Cheshire Cat there? What other characters are out there? - missmimi90  1364.9 #90 3-31-14 10:24PM
ive seen recent pics of Prince Eriks dog, the chef from little Mermaid, Hercules, Meg, 7 Dawrves, 3 pigs and wolf, Duffys Girlfriend, Stiches GF, robin hood unit and many more - Dave   10859.6 #2 3-31-14 10:51PM
I'll be at Tokyo Disney Sea on April 11 and I HAVE to see him!!! - JustCantWait   1114.8 #118 4-1-14 12:25PM Like  Reply
My daughters gonna flip!!That is her favorite guy!! - april_december   299.6 #789 4-1-14 8:35PM Like  Reply
5790.2 #13 DL Qual #4 3-15-14 9:29PM
#News- Annual Passholder "It's Great to Be Green" Special Event Monday, March 17th, 2014- Disney California Adventure Park; 9pm-12am Midnight Note: This special AP event are for those c  More...
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This looks like such a fun event. - RadiatorSprings4Ever   646.6 #246 3-15-14 9:36PM Like  Reply
I'll be there! Anyone else going? - ElectricMayhemMom   723.9 #208 3-15-14 9:37PM Like  Reply
My anniversary is august so I didn't get to play. LOL - MrsSchnooks  2658.9 #36 3-15-14 9:43PM
School night! Look forward to pictures!😊 - RadiatorSprings4Ever  646.6 #246 3-15-14 9:45PM
Do you happen to have any info on specifics of the special food/drink available?? :] - dethrizu   116.7 #3072 3-16-14 2:00PM Like  Reply
I don't think they've given any specifics on special food or drink.   - thumper  172.6 #2198 3-16-14 8:08PM
I hope they give us a special map with the things above and the locations of special food/drink listed like they have for previous passholder events! - dethrizu  116.7 #3072 3-16-14 8:19PM
aw fun!!! - OhanaPhoto   3012.2 #31 3-17-14 7:42AM Like  Reply
138.0 #2729 DL Qual #423 1-6-14 7:17PM
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   2658.9 #36 1-6-14 8:09PM Like(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.  - MeridaFan   3189.2 #28 1-6-14 9:14PM Like(4)  Reply
Congratulations! He's adorable - cdeley   448.6 #412 1-11-14 6:25PM Like  Reply
Congratulations! 🎉 - Twitterpated   266.8 #1046 1-11-14 6:33PM Like  Reply
1113.7 #119 DL Qual #61 12-13-13 11:51AM
#LimitedTimeMagic From December 16 to December 22, guests are welcome to meet with Mary Poppins and Bert in Hollywood Land of DCA near Disney Animation. Also for a limited time, receive a po  More...
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Really? Cus I went and no one knew what I was talking about so I didn't get it - MaxTheDoggie   221.5 #1558 12-15-13 1:08PM Like  Reply
It says from December 16th to the 22nd - lohofosho  784.4 #185 12-15-13 1:22PM