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Who has the best 'child swap' room in Orlando?

Let's name some of the nicer - as well as the frustrating - places to wait on a child swap.

From Robert Niles
Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:22 PM
My youngest is 11 now, so my memories of child swap areas are growing dimmer. But I seem to remember a nice area at Revenge of the Mummy - a comfy room with toys and kid videos that looked nothing like the spooky ride around it.

So I thought I'd ask about other child swap areas in attractions at Disney, Universal and SeaWorld. What are some of the noteworthy ones - good or bad? I know that some places don't really have designated waiting areas for swaps any longer, too. Is that a good or bad thing, in your opinion?


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From Albino Pygmy
Posted October 22, 2011 at 9:23 AM
I'm not entirely sure if it's just a bench underneath a sign is the child swap for the Sky Trolley Ride, but yes, they have a child swap area right at the bottom of the exit ramp.

From Andy Milito
Posted October 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM
My sister enjoyed the Forbidden Journey one; she started watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and she didn't want to leave!

From Manny Barron
Posted October 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM
Yeah the Revenge of the Mummy one is awesome. Very relaxing and comfy atmosphere to the madness that occurs on the ride.

From Lauren Hayhurst
Posted October 23, 2011 at 2:08 AM
Don't know about childswap rooms, but we've had to leave my gran in some strange places...she's in a wheelchair and so queues up with us and likes to be left so we can all ride.

On the Revenge of the Mummy, we didn't get told anything about a nice room with toys etc (not that she'd need those :-) ) we just left her in a benched corner area where we were loaded on. On MiB it was quite good, she got to sit on a bridge giong over the ride and could see the cars going past underneath.

Tower of Terror was the worst. The first time was really good, we got to the front and the chap loading us was really friendly and took gran off himself, wheeled her somewhere unknown, then when we got off the ride, there she was waiting for us near the photo viewing place. The second time, we expected the same deal, but our loader was really disinterested. when we explained what had just happened before, he said 'we're not allowed to push the chairs,' and didn't indicate any other option. luckily another guy appeared out of another smaller lift and I went down with her. What a loser.

From Andy Milito
Posted October 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM
I think the worst one I've been to is the Curse of DarKastle one at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It's not really a child wait area anyways, I waited in a cold, narrow hallway with a stone bench for a while. Not fun whatsoever.

From Ashleigh Noad
Posted October 23, 2011 at 4:54 PM
Well either the ROTM has undergone some changes or there are two child swap rooms, no toys I'm afraid. A fairly dark room with a couple of small TV Screens showing the Mummy TV Series, and a few benches. Nothing special there!

Forbidden Journey was my 8 year old step-sister's favourite. She got to experience the amazing Hogwarts castle with us (She is a huge HP fan - just not a very tall one) and sat in the room watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. She barely noticed we were gone! However it was very crowded in there.

The worst ones I have experience tend to be on the coasters. For instance, The Hulk and Rip Ride and Rock It both are rooms that look out over the loading bay with nothing in there at all to keep kids occupied.

Busch Gardens at Tampa Bay (Edit: I remember Disney's being similar) actually have the best ride swap system IMO. They give you some form of ticket meaning child and guardian can go off to another area of the park whilst the other members of the party are queueing for the ride.

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted October 29, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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