Disney World Updates Its Rider Switch Policy

If you’re heading to Disney World with small children, there are a few things you’ll want to know about!

Magic Kingdom

You’ll want to be familiar with where to find their favorite characters, which rides they can enjoy, and what food options they’ll have in the park. And if you’re interested in doing some “big kid” rides that they can’t fit on yet, then you’ll want to know about Rider Switch!

Disney’s Rider Switch service allows adults to enjoy the rides that their kids aren’t tall enough for yet by having one adult wait with the child(ren) while the other rides. Once the first adult gets off the ride, the second one can board without having to wait in the standby queue. This service can be very helpful, but if you’re interested in using it, you should know that Disney World’s policy has been updated!

Rider Switch and DAS Services at Space Mountain

Previously, the person who waited to ride the attraction second could bring a maximum of three guests with them. (Meaning that three members of the party could technically ride twice in a row.) Now, the website language states the following: “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.”


We haven’t seen this policy in action yet, but we’ll make sure to keep you updated. In theory, this could mean that they’re either getting more strict (2 or fewer people riding with Party 2) or more relaxed (more than 3 people riding with Party 2) with this policy. We’ll make sure to ask around and find out!

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Stay tuned to AllEars for the latest news, updates, and details from Walt Disney World. We’ll make sure to give you all the info on things you need to know for your trip!

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