Have you ever been to a theme park and had to skip an attraction because your child does not meet the boarding requirements? You're looking at the entrance of an attraction that you really wanna experience and thinking to yourself, "Man, why did I have kids? I should have wrapped it up. If not for this little man or lady, I would have been able to get on Space Mountain. I hate my life!!!" Have you ever thought like that? If you have, you shouldn't be a parent and I pity your kids, but never fear, Disney has found a solution! Every parent, good or bad, I would like for you to meet the Alternate Ride System AKA Child Swap. The system that will allow you to get on any attraction while your child sits by, watching you enjoy yourself with jealousy.
Here are the simple steps to utilizing this system.
1) Head to your desired attraction that offers this service
2) Tell the friendly Cast Member working that line that you want to use Child Swap and the Cast Member will issue you with a card, much like what you can see from the pictures below
3) Parent A waits in line while Parent B looks after the kids
4) When Parent A is done with the attraction, pass the Alternate Ride System card to Parent B and Parent B won't have to wait in line for that attraction
As you can see from the card above, Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek is highlighted on that card. In this instance, Little Mahina and I got in line for Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek while Wife-chan went shopping with Baby Haku. When I was done with the attraction with Little Mahina, I passed the card to Wife-chan, took over the parenting responsibilities of Baby Haku while Little Mahina went on Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek, again, with Wife-chan. Little Mahina got to go on one of her favorite attractions, twice! A win-win situation for her.
A message to my son: One day, you will be old enough to read this blog post. When that day comes, know that Daddy fed you well while we were waiting for Mummy and your older sister. We had ice cream, churros and I bought you a lollipop. If you are reading this with no teeth, I take full responsibility for that. I'm also praying that Mummy does not read this blog post. I love you.
Attractions that support the Alternate Ride System
Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Beaver Brothers Explorer Canoes, Peter Pan's Flight, Pooh's Hunny Hunt, It's A Small World, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, Alice's Tea Party, Snow White's Adventures, Castle Carousel, Mickey's PhilharMagic, Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek!, Buzz Lightyear's Astro Blasters, StarTours, Space Mountain, Grand Circuit Raceway, Starjets, Roger Rabbit's CarToon Spin and Gadget's Go Coaster
Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster, Indiana Jones Adventure, Raging Spirits, StormRider, Aquatopia, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Tower of Terror and Toy Story Mania!