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What is child swap and how does it work?


If you have visited a theme park and wanted to ride as a family but have someone that is either not big enough to ride or just doesn’t want to this is where child swap becomes really useful and saves time on queuing twice.

Here is an example of how it works.

A family of 5. Mum, Dad and 3 boys.
2 of the boys are 8 and 6 and are big enough for the ride but the youngest of the boys is only 2 and does not come close to the rides height requirements.
You enter the queue together and walk to the rides loading area. Mum and her 8-year-old son will go first while Dad, his 6-year-old son and 2-year-old wait at the side for the ride to go around and come back.
When the ride is over mum and her 8-year-old will then wait with her 2-year-old while Dad and his 6-year-old take their turn. When their ride is complete you can all exit together.


All the Orlando theme parks offer this service but it is advised that you tell the attendant upon entering the ride that you plan to use child swap. Some rides child swap is different to others. Some you will queue as normal while others you could maybe be sent down a separate line or took to a holding area or room.
Some of the Universal rides have rooms with televisions, toys, and baby changing facilities so it is definitely best to mention your intentions before you start to queue.

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