Rider Swap at Rope Drops

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by DWeav, May 16, 2018.

  1. DWeav

    DWeav Mouseketeer

    Apr 13, 2016
    Has anyone had any first hand account of showing up for a height restricted ride (with a baby) and have them turn you down because of how short the lines are with it being so early? Going with my wife, 6 year old daughter and baby and am trying to hammer down a gameplan.
  2. Rich M

    Rich M DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2016
    We never had any problem regardless of the line. We also didn't have to use the swap right away either. We had until the end of the month to use it but from what I hear they changed that to same day. The SWAP is the best to eliminate melt downs. Remember to only get a couple of FP for rides that the little ones can't go on to maximize your fastpasses. For example for Big Thunder and Space Mountain get 2 FP for Big Thunder and then 2 for Space Mountain for the other two people not on Big Thunder. Get SWAPS for both and everyone can ride and only use 1 FP each. It worked really well with our 2 year old GS.
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  4. AngiTN

    AngiTN DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2011
    Yes, I have seen cases of them saying no to Rider Swap passes when the StandBy line is super short.
    Their opinion in that case is there is no reason to give out a swap when you can get back in line with little to no wait
  5. jwolfpack

    jwolfpack Mouseketeer

    Mar 11, 2012
    Generally, this has not been an issue for us. We have used rider swap at rope drop and even after PPO breakfasts where we are ahead of the rope drop crowd. There are only a couple of times in my memory where the cast member has said it's not needed, and after I gently reminded them that there WOULD be a need once our first group made it through he line, they have given us the swap pass.
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  6. ElsasFan

    ElsasFan Mouseketeer

    Jun 2, 2014
    I was able to get a rider switch pass when rope dropping Big Thunder Mountain yesterday, with no problems.
  7. xmansmom

    xmansmom Mouseketeer

    May 8, 2005
    This was my thought too. It doesn't take long for popular rides' lines to fill up. We plan to use rider swap at rope drop so I'm happy to hear this.
  8. Mainemama

    Mainemama DIS Veteran

    Jan 1, 2013
    I was turned down once at EE.

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