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How does Baby/Rider Switch at Disneyland Paris work?

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Baby Switch is a brilliant service which lets parents take it turn riding the bigger rides at Disneyland Paris without having to queue twice.

What is Baby Switch at Disneyland Paris?

If two adults are visiting together with a young child, there’s no need to queue twice when you want to ride the more thrilling attractions! The smart Baby Switch system, also known as Rider Switch or Rider Swap at the American parks, allows adults to queue once and then take turns riding the attraction, whilst the other watches over the little one. When the first rider arrives back in the station loading area, they switch places with the second adult, who can then ride the attraction without a second wait whilst the first adult leaves the exit and waits nearby for them to return. Baby Switch is only valid for a maximum of 2 people on the second visit.

How does it work?

So, how does baby switch at Disneyland Paris work?

  1. Head to your ride

    Found an attraction both adults would like to ride, but it isn’t suitable for the young ones? Just ask the Cast Member at the entrance if you can use Baby Switch and they will let you know how Baby Switch works on that attraction.

  2. Speak to a Cast Member

    For example, on Big Thunder Mountain you just need to ask a Cast Member for a Baby Switch ticket after you disembark the train. For Crush’s Coaster, on the way out there is a Cast Member waiting by the exit outside. Just tell them you want to use Rider Switch. You can swap over with the other party there and then. There is no ticket and it must be done either straight away or very quickly.

  3. Have fun!

    Normally, one adult waits in the normal queue line whilst the other is allowed through to a waiting area in the exit of the ride, on the other side of the loading station. The first adult rides, and then you do the switch. The adult then taking care of the child or baby is free to leave and wait nearby whilst the second rides with no wait. This service also works with Disney’s FastPass

  4. Most popular attractions

    Big Thunder Mountain
    Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril
    HyperSpace Mountain
    Crush’s Coaster
    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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