Smuggler’s Run - can we ask not to be pilots?

Twilghtsprkle

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 22, 2017
Ok, last trip we went on Smuggler’s Run and my younger daughter and husband were pilots (me and the other daughter were gunners). My older daughter and I can get motion sickness but we were fine as gunners. My younger daughter and husband usually don’t get motion sickness, but did get it after being pilots. So can we ask to have no one in the party be pilots this time?
 

SM1992

DVC member since 1997
Joined
May 29, 2014
We rode twice last visit in May, first time both as pilots, second time my wife asked to be gunner and I was the lone pilot. I did the left-right moves and the ride reacted with all movements, as if someone was doing the up-down part.
I believe the cast members can "pre program" the ride to plan for empty seats, if that makes sense? (This was when we were the only two on the ride)
 

CarolynFH

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 5, 2000
Ok, last trip we went on Smuggler’s Run and my younger daughter and husband were pilots (me and the other daughter were gunners). My older daughter and I can get motion sickness but we were fine as gunners. My younger daughter and husband usually don’t get motion sickness, but did get it after being pilots. So can we ask to have no one in the party be pilots this time?
Assuming that role assignments are made in future as they used to, I don’t see why you couldn’t ask not to be pilots - you’d probably make someone else very happy if you did!
 

Bethany10

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 17, 2016
We were there in early June. It was just my son and myself and the CM asked us which part we wanted (he was pilot, I was gunner) my daughter ended up by herself and was engineer, my husband was a pilot also by himself. so as long as they're seating parties by themselves yes you can request to be certain parts.
 
  • ShadowBoxer

    Nerdy Storyteller
    Joined
    Mar 31, 2015
    I heard single riders almost never get the pilot role though. So it could be option to go through the single rider line and ride that way.
     

    Twilghtsprkle

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Apr 22, 2017
    I heard single riders almost never get the pilot role though. So it could be option to go through the single rider line and ride that way.
    My kids (while old enough to ride themselve) would not want to be broken up from us.

    As for the ride, we went through the line and asked not to be pilots. Someone from single rider ended up happy. No one in my family ended up with motion sickness.
     

    DaisyDuck001

    Let's meet up at WDW
    Joined
    May 5, 2006
    My kids (while old enough to ride themselve) would not want to be broken up from us.

    As for the ride, we went through the line and asked not to be pilots. Someone from single rider ended up happy. No one in my family ended up with motion sickness.
    That's a great win-win!
     


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