While this FREE t-shirt from Epcot was in fact free, it came at a cost. On our trip with the church youth group in 2012, one of our students got sick on Mission: SPACE at Epcot. It was not pretty! When he exited the attraction, the cast members immediately took him to the side and gave him a free orange t-shirt to change into. He was given a Disney bag to hold his original shirt along with the free, plain, orange shirt. I assume he got an orange t-shirt because he was riding the orange side. Maybe if he had been on the green side the shirt would have been green?
If you are worried about getting sick on Mission:SPACE or any other attraction, this shows you that Disney will take care of you. We did opt to go back to our room for him to wash his face, brush his teeth and rest a bit, but he got to keep his orange Epcot shirt!
Rider switch is technically a FREE service provided to families while visiting Walt Disney World. You do have to have park tickets purchased to be able to utilize rider switch!
Rider switch allows mom and dad to ride the attractions they want to ride when the children are too small or too scared to ride. One parent or adult waits with the child or children while the rest of the party experiences the attraction. Once they are off, the adult who just rode will stay with the children while the waiting adult goes on the attraction without waiting in line. You can read more details about how to do it on the Disney web site.
If you are interested in participating in Rider Switch, make sure the attraction you want to switch on is included in this service. Here is a list of attractions that you can use Rider Switch:
Magic Kingdom Park
- The Barnstormer
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Stitch’s Great Escape
- Tomorrowland Indy Speedway
- Frozen Ever After
- Mission: SPACE
- Test Track
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
- Star Tours The Adventures Continue
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
- Expedition Everest- Legend of the Forbidden Mountain
- Kali River Rapids
- Primeval Whirl