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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