Among Walt Disney World’s more brilliant services is their still curiously under-publicized Rider Swap ticket, conceived for couples traveling with a child too young to go on certain rides. Once you purloin this ticket from a ride attendant (all you have to do is ask, it’s free), you can go on the ride and, once done, hand off the rider swap ticket to the grown-up who was watching your tot while you were joyriding. That grown-up then enters the ride – without waiting in line a second time – while you watch the little one.
Rider Swap is a thoughtful innovation that saves parents time, which at Disney, always equals money. In a nod to this concept, California’s Mammoth Mountain has come up with what they’re calling a Parent Tag Team Ticket, yet another thoughtful innovation that saves parents money – which at Mammoth, always equals money.
There’s no limit to how many times during the day that you and your partner can swap the tag team ticket, which requires a one-day advance purchase. As of this writing, Mammoth indicates that a regular one-day lift ticket costs $89, so the tag team deal saves you a cool $79.
Mammoth is running other family ticket discounts, including $30 daily lift tickets for kids 7-12 (children 6 and under ski free) as well as combo deals for adult and child skiers. And should you or another couple be on the lookout for a deal bundling a lift ticket and lodging, Mammoth has a deal starting at $139 per person, per night through March 26.