Top 5 Ways to Stay Entertained in Long Queues

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It’s your last day in Magic Kingdom and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train only has a 40 minute wait; this is your chance! 

You’ve chatted all week in the park. Everyone’s tired. You’ve run out of things to talk about. How do you keep the magic going? 

Yes, the queues can be interactive and are certainly visually stunning, but that may not be enough at this point.

Number 5 – Favorite Game

 I like to ask my party a few questions about our trip to focus on the positive:

  •       What was your favorite thing we did on this trip?
  •       What was your favorite meal?
  •       What was the best drink you had?
  •       What’s your favorite attraction at each park?
  •       Who was the most fun character you met?
  •       Which parade/nighttime show did you like the most?

If you’re looking at an extremely long wait, you could work through each day.  This game can also be played with all ages.

Even if you have a child who doesn’t understand the concept of time, or is able to understand there are different parks, you can rephrase them (Which ride did you like better, Winnie the Pooh or Snow White?) 

I find this to be a fun activity to positively reflect on your time in the parks while also making the wait time move quicker.

Number 4 – Hidden Mickeys

 Hidden Mickeys can be a lot of fun, but if the line is moving slowly, the game can move slowly.  In the Tower of Terror line, I often try to see the Hidden Mickey made from eyeglasses when you get closer to the elevators, but I find we move on quickly from that point and it’s hard to see the Hidden Mickey.

 Number 3 – Disney Triva

 You can easily google Disney trivia from your phone and pass the time by quizzing each other. 

Chances are if you’re on this page, you are probably the person in your group with the most Disney love, so you can even come up with your questions while waiting in line to stomp your guests.     

 Number 2 – Disney Phone Apps

 Disney has in park phone app that can make the queue interactive.  Obviously, the downside is this can eat away at your battery life. Some fun ones:

  • Play Disney Parks
  • Disney Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Frozen Free Fall
  • Castle of Illusion
  • Disney Magic Kingdoms
  • Disney Emoji Blitz (this is single player)

 Number 1 – Charades! Kids!

 The phone app “Charades! Kids!” has two types of “Quick Play” that I enjoy and often play them with my niece who is too young to read.  These games are “Disney Characters” and “Disney Songs.”

For “Disney Characters,” you can describe the character, which can be really fun for little ones.  For “Disney Songs,” you are supposed to hum or sing the song.

Rather than hold the phone to our foreheads, my sister-in-law and I would just have one person read off the clues (or sing them) and let my niece guess.  It really is a fun way to pass the time.

Bonus: Take this time to snack, drink some water, and generally refresh.



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