Waiting in line can be a real challenge for children, especially when you’re visiting Walt Disney World®. But it doesn’t have to be boring or frustrating for them! With some creative thinking and planning ahead, you can turn the wait into an enjoyable experience that your kids will look back on fondly. To help make the time go faster while waiting in line at Walt Disney World®, here are 10 fun activities that will keep your little ones entertained. From playing games and creating stories to listening to music and audio books, these tips will ensure that your kids stay engaged and having fun during their visit and staying with Casiola vacation homes offers an excellent blend of comfort, privacy, and convenience for your Walt Disney World® vacation.
1. Look for Hidden Mickeys
Looking for Hidden Mickeys is a popular activity among children waiting in line at Walt Disney World®. A “hidden Mickey” is a subtle image of Mickey Mouse found in the design of various attractions, restaurants, and other areas throughout the parks. These can range from a group of three circles resembling Mickey’s head and ears to more subtle references such as a silhouette or a specific pattern. Many guests enjoy searching for hidden Mickeys as a fun way to explore the parks and learn more about the attractions.
2. Play I Spy with items around the park
Another great way to keep your kids entertained while waiting in line is to play the classic game of “I Spy”. Have your kids look around and try to spot objects that start with a certain letter or have a certain color. It’s an educational activity, as it encourages them to observe their surroundings and identify objects they may not have noticed before. This will help them focus on their surroundings, as well as practice some important observation skills! Plus, it’s easy to set up—all you need is your imagination!
3. Have some Disney trivia questions prepared for them to answer
Having some Disney trivia questions prepared can be an excellent way to keep kids entertained while waiting in line at Walt Disney World®. This activity allows children to test their knowledge of the park and learn more about its history and attractions. It also encourages them to pay attention to their surroundings as they look for clues that will help answer the questions. Plus, it’s a fun game that parents or guardians can join in on too! You could even make it into a competition between family members or friends who are waiting with you for added entertainment value.
4. Pack snacks or small toys that can be pulled out when needed
To help keep kids entertained and make the waiting in line more enjoyable at Disney®, parents and guardians should consider packing snacks or small toys that can be pulled out when needed. Not only will this give your kids something to do while waiting in line, but it will also provide them with a welcomed distraction from the monotony of waiting. Plus, you won’t have to worry about running around the park looking for food or entertainment options as you’ll already have everything your kids need right there with you!
5. Take turns telling stories or jokes to make the wait more enjoyable
Taking turns telling stories or making jokes while waiting in line at Disney® can be a fun way to pass the time and keep the whole family entertained. This activity is especially enjoyable for children because it allows them to use their imagination to create creative and silly stories. Adults can participate as well by telling favorite memories or family legends. Telling jokes can also be a fun way to keep the whole family laughing and lift the spirits.
You can also turn it into a game by having everyone take turns telling a story or telling a joke. This can be a great way to keep everyone entertained while also making the wait appear shorter. You can also challenge each other to tell a story or tell a joke about something related to Disney® or the attraction you’re waiting in line for. This way, you’ll have fun while waiting, bond with your family, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
6. Let them take pictures of characters they see in line or around the park
Allowing your children to photograph characters they see in line or around the park is a great way to keep them entertained while they wait in line at Walt Disney World®. It not only gives your children something to do, but it also allows them to document their visit and create memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, if you have any young aspiring photographers in the family, this activity will keep them occupied as they seek out unusual angles and perspectives when photographing characters! You can also use a collage app to have your children create a collage of their favorite Disney® vacation photos to share with friends and family later. Take funny face pictures to keep yourself entertained while waiting in line.
7. Give your child an audio book or music to listen to while waiting
Listening to an audio book or music while waiting in line at Walt Disney World® can be a great way to keep children entertained. Did you know that the My Disney Experience App also provides audio books, where you can discover the parks in cool ways through fascinating fun facts and behind-the-scenes insights during your visit. Audio books provide hours of entertainment, allowing kids to escape into their own world of imaginative stories and characters. Not only will it keep them occupied while waiting in line, but it will also help stimulate their minds and broaden their knowledge on different topics. There are numerous audio books for all age groups available online, so parents and guardians can easily download their child’s favorite book or find one that is appropriate for the waiting time period. Additionally, some audio books have activities or games included which can help add another layer of fun for children waiting in line! Listening to an audio book also encourages children to practice active listening skills as they pay close attention to the story being told. This activity can help improve their concentration and focus, as well as grow their understanding of literature and language.
8. Allow them to play games on their phones or tablets if you have one available
Allow kids to play games on their phones or tablets can help pass the waiting time at Walt Disney World®. Many parents and guardians like to provide their children with devices for entertainment purposes when waiting in line, as it’s a great way to keep them occupied and engaged. There are endless opportunities for gaming fun on phones and tablets, from word searches, puzzles, math games and coloring books to racing games, strategy games and more. Kids can also download the My Disney Experience app designed to provide real-times information at Walt Disney World®, like current waiting times for all rides and attractions across the park. Additionally, playing these types of games help foster problem-solving skills by encouraging kids to think critically about strategies when playing against others or the computer.
9. Encourage conversation about what they are looking forward to doing once inside the attraction
A great way to keep children entertained while waiting in line at Walt Disney World® is to encourage conversations about what they are looking forward to doing once inside the attraction. This activity not only helps pass the waiting time, but it also allows you and your child to get excited about their upcoming experience! It can be as simple as asking them questions like “What do you think we will see first?” or “What character do you want to meet most?” You could even make up stories together of all the magical things that might happen during your visit. Not only will this give them something fun and exciting to look forward too, but it will also help develop their imagination and creativity. Additionally, encouraging conversation between parents and children while waiting in line can help build strong relationships by strengthening communication skills and promoting open dialogue. Plus, talking with each other is a great way for kids learn more about themselves and their interests – which can lead to creating lifelong memories!
10. Take advantage of any interactive queues that may be available at certain attractions
One of the best ways to keep kids entertained while waiting is by taking advantage of any interactive queues that may be available at certain attractions. Interactive queues are designed to provide an engaging experience for waiting guests. There are several attractions with interactive queues like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan’s Flight. Not only does this make waiting more enjoyable. Additionally, these interactive queues often feature educational content related to the attraction which makes waiting not only fun but also educational! So if you’re looking for ways to keep your kids engaged while waiting in line at Walt Disney World®, consider taking advantage of any interactive queues that may be available!
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That brings us to the end of our list of 10 ideas for keeping kids entertained while waiting in line at Walt Disney World®. These activities will keep your kids entertained while they wait for their next big adventure! Staying at a Casiola vacation home can also save you time when visiting Walt Disney World® because we have properties close to the theme park. This means you’ll be able to spend less time getting to and from the park and more time enjoying the attractions and experiences that Disney® has to offer.
Besides, some of our properties have amenities such as private pools and fully equipped kitchens, which can save you time by eliminating the need to eat out or find a public pool. So, the next time your family visits the park, remember to try out some of these ideas to keep your children engaged and entertained while waiting in line. Happy waiting!
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House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoRelax in the Florida sun in this beautifully designed, 9 bedroom 5 bath Orlando vacation home. Located in the Retreat at ChampionsGate in Davenport Florida, just minutes from Walt Disney World Orlando! As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: The kitchen offers beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances along with everything you need to cook up your families favorite home cooked meals! The dining room and breakfast bar offer plenty of seating for the whole family to enjoy those delicious home cooked meals in your home away from home! Experience endless hours of family fun in the game room where you'll find a pool table, Foosball table, and your very own putting green! Let the games begin! The upstairs loft is equipped with a projector system for you and your family to watch your favorite movies and new new releases! Experience your own personal movie theater right from your vacation home. The downstairs floor offers 2 master bedrooms with king size beds AND en-suite bathrooms! Out of the 7 bedrooms you'll find upstairs, 3 of them are dedicated just for the little ones! They'll get to sleep and play in an Avengers themed bedroom offering 3 full size beds, a Minions themed bedroom with a full and twin size bed, AND a Disney themed bedroom also with a full and twin size bed! These fun and exciting bedrooms are sure to make their Orlando vacation one to remember! The other 4 upstairs bedrooms are perfect for teens and adults! Beautifully decorated in relaxing tones, they offer the perfect space to relax and experience an excellent nights sleep! You'll find 3 of these lovely rooms with king size beds and 1 room with a full and twin size beds. If you enjoy watching TV before you fall asleep, don't worry because we've got you covered! Each bedroom includes it's own flat screen TV! In fact, there are 2 flat screen TV's in the Avengers room! There's plenty of bathroom space for everyone to get ready for the day as a large shared bathroom with double sinks accompanies 4 of the upstairs bedrooms and a full size bathroom is located off of the loft area. Enjoy your sunny Florida vacation in the ChampionsGate resort with your own private pool, with covered lanai. Soak up the Florida sun while relaxing on the comfortable chaise lounge chairs AND enjoy lunch and evening meals at the outdoor dining area! **Optional pool heat is available for $35/day + tax. We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
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Townhome - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoThis stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bath townhome in ChampionsGate is spacious, expertly designed, and equipped with unbeatable amenities such as a game room, pool/spa, BBQ, and themed bedrooms that will make your Orlando vacation one for the books! With sleeping space for up to 10 guests, this vacation home is perfect for groups or families. As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: The large fully equipped kitchen features beautiful counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of easy to use amenities. Enjoy meals together in the nearby dining area, breakfast bar, or even outdoors on the patio. The kitchen area includes four barstool seats and the dining table nearby offers seating for eight guests. Open and inviting, the living room space features high ceilings, show-stopping appointments, a plush sectional, large flat-screen television, and a stunning view via sliding glass doors of the private outdoor pool area. For additional lounging and entertainment space, there is also a loft area with a Smart TV. Beautifully furnished and tastefully styled, the Bedroom #1 is a rich and vibrant space, featuring a luxurious king-size bed with an elegant wood headboard, complimented by a dark green accent wall. Bedroom presents a tasteful light blue color scheme and also includes a king size bed. For your privacy and convenience, it is equipped with an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The third bedroom is a king-size room as well and is also equipped with an en-suite bathroom with both a shower and bathtub. Mickey Mouse décor and bright red color accents make this space fun and lively . Any wizards in your group? The fourth bedroom offers a luxurious king-size bed and boasts a Harry Potter theme! Lastly, showcasing two twin beds and a Guardians of the Galaxy theme, the fifth bedroom is perfect for kids! *All rooms are complete with Smart TV's and ceiling fans.* The outdoor space is perfect for grilling while watching the kids having fun in your own private swimming pool and spa! **Optional pool and spa heat is available for $35/day + tax. We would recommend adding pool heat to your reservation between the months of November and April.** For fun indoors, this home offers a incredible game room with poker table, Smart TV, and arcade games! Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
Spacious, Family-Friendly Pool Home w/Game Room in Solara
House - Solara Resort - OrlandoIf you're planning a vacation to Orlando, this spacious, fully furnished, family-friendly, private pool home in Solara Resort is the perfect option for you! With 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this vacation home can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests. Solara Resort is a new gated resort community at the center of all of Orlando’s exciting attractions. Located just a short 10 min drive from Walt Disney World, this stunning resort offers everything from a luxury clubhouse to expansive the clubhouse feature not only an expansive water complex. As a guest of Solara Resort, you can enjoy free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -Heated Grand Pool -FlowRider Wave/Surf Simulator (*Fee Required*) -Poolside Cabanas -Pool Bar -Fitness Center -Outdoor Fitness Lawn -Sand Volleyball Court -Soccer Field -Full-sized Basketball Court -Indoor and Outdoor Lounges -Workstations -Tween/teen Hangout Center -Children’s Playground -Ice Cream Parlor -Bar and Grill -And more! THE SPACE: Enter a breathtaking open concept living and dining area with vaulted ceilings, rustic decorative touches, and an idyllic view of your private pool area. Now, that is what you call a vacation home! For additional lounging space, head upstairs to the loft area. Here, you'll find a large sectional with a built-in chaise lounge and a card table. The deluxe dining area comes with a striking table prepared for ten and the breakfast bar accommodates an additional four. So, whether you are serving up your favorite dish for the entire family or planning a relaxing night of take-out, this fully loaded gourmet kitchen, embellished with pastoral cabinetry, gorgeous granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, makes dining a dream. Need to get a little work done while on vacation? Tucked away you will find an additional workstation that allows you to obtain a touch of privacy while still being a part of the action. In the mood for some competition? Start up a round of billiards or get a game of foosball going in the game room! This home includes 6 luxurious, well-appointed bedrooms. The master bedroom features a king size bed, matching nightstands, and its very own en-suite with an extra-large stall glass shower. The second master suite features another king size bed and its own en suite bathroom with two vanities and an elegant sink and walk-in shower. Stocked with two bunkbeds and its very own wall-mount TV, the little ones will love this next room! When it comes to this next guest bedroom, a queen size bed, ornate furnishings, window seat, and bathroom set the scene for a relaxing and tranquil retreat. Next door, modern style and convenience makes its way centerstage with a queen size bed, trendy wall display, additional seating, and a private bathroom. Need additional sleeping space? The final bedroom offers two twin beds, a wall mounted TV, and a countryside dresser. Ready for some fun? Slide open the glass doors and step out onto your screened-in lanai. With table and lounge seating for sixteen, you can host the backyard get together of a lifetime! Kick back and dive into your own private pool with a built-in spa. **You can even turn your spa into a hot tub by adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.**
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House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoLive it up in the lap of luxury, as the heart of Downtown Orlando comes alive right outside your window. 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, a Game Room, Movie Theater, and Resort-Style Pool with a built-in Spa make this one-of-a-kind getaway the vacation home of your dreams! As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: While an endless array of dining options lie at your fingertips, nothing can compare to a home cooked meal. Gather around your immaculate kitchen, complete with pristine white cabinetry, gorgeous countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a breathtaking black backsplash. Meanwhile, four streamlined bar stools line the massive kitchen island, making meal prep an absolute breeze! Throw on some music and whip up a fresh batch of margaritas – it’s time to get cooking! Located just a few feet away is a built-in secretary desk, ideal for catching up on correspondence or checking email before a busy day of fun-filled adventures. The banquet area is staged beautifully with a large supper table set for a lively party of eight. Strung high above is a stunning modern chandelier that turns your dining space into a 5-star restaurant with just the click of a button. Whether you’re planning the throw a big family reunion or just a romantic meal for two - this room is ready to deliver. Looking for the perfect way to bring the entire family together? Get cozy in your ultra-chic family room. Don’t let the high-fashion fool you, this room is as inviting as it is stylish. Here, you’ll find two sleek couches, comfy guest chairs, a double-wide entertainment center, and an on-trend area rug. Meanwhile, a pair of knock-out sconces frame the wall-mounted flat-screen perfectly, transforming this space into a cinematic showplace. Your little witches and wizards will go crazy for the Harry Potter Game Room, stocked with an air hockey table, foosball table, a flat-screen television, and more! Just be sure to pack your competitive side… a magic wand. Gather the troops for a movie night in your very own theater! That’s right, this home comes equipped with a big screen, state-of-the-art projector, and several movie-style recliners. So, pop the popcorn, dim the lights, sit back, relax, and enjoy! The home contains 6 Bedrooms, each with their own unique charm, style, night tables, dressers, and flat-screen televisions. Conveniently located on the 1st floor is Bedroom #1, showcasing a King size bed with a cushioned headboard set upon a moonlight blue accent wall with matching curtains and recessed lighting. On the 2nd floor you will find Bedroom #2, a massive master suite. This space includes a private en-suite featuring gold accent pieces, fine fixtures, and fresh furnishings as well a double vanity and combination shower-tub. Bedroom #3 is strikingly vibrant, highlighting a suite with a King size bed, pushpin headboard, matching night tables, a contemporary dresser, and pops of color throughout. Made for the superhero in your family, Bedroom #4 presents a Queen size bed with an action-packed Avengers display hanging proudly above the bed. Beware of Bedroom #5… it’s a real jungle in there! Featuring 2 twin beds, a handy dresser, and a massive Madagascar mural framed with LED lighting, this dorm is perfect for littles of all ages. Bedroom #6 invites your kiddos to explore the big blue world and beyond, showcasing 2 twin beds, a two-toned dresser, and a Finding Nemo picture framed with LED lighting. Finally, step outside onto your very own private screened-in lanai. Here, you will uncover everything you need for a tropical vacation! You’ll have it made in the shade as you fire up the grill and dine alfresco with the fam at your outdoor cookout. When you’re ready to cool down, take a midday dip in your resort-style pool, equipped with a built-in spa. Consider adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Time to dream big… and vacation even bigger! Grab your piece of paradise today! Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
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