Changes may be on the horizon for Walt Disney World’s Rider Swap system. Per our friends over at Doctor Disney, the system is set to go entirely digital which in turn will create some other changes.
Currently, guests looking to take advantage of the system are issued a paper return pass similar to a paper FastPass ticket. With the new, digital system, guests will receive the Rider Swap pass on their My Disney Experience app when the guests looking to ride the attraction have their MagicBands scanned. Right now, three riders are eligible to take advantage of the Rider Swap option but it is unknown if this will stay the same or change if/when the new system launches.
Guests currently using the Rider Swap system are permitted to return at pretty much any time. However, with the new system, the return time will be allotted into one hour periods like how FastPasses are currently scheduled. Only one Rider Swap pass will be given at a time so guests will not be able to “load up” on them as they can now.
No official date has been given when this new Rider Swap system will launch but we are hearing sometime around mid to late June. We are also hearing Cast Members are currently being trained on the new system and will be told to no longer accept any paper Ride Swap passes.
As always, nothing is official until Disney confirms it. Keep following along with us here at Chip & Co to be up-to-date on the potential of this new Rider Swap system.
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Source Credit: Doctor Disney