You're at Disney, it's sunny, everyone is excited and you're headed to the whole group's favorite ride... Plot twist. It has a 55-minute wait and no Fastpass becoming available for the rest of the day. What do you do?
YOU GET IN LINE!
(freeze, if you have kids make them all stop at the bathroom first.-- But then proceed into the line!)
Yes, I get it - that's a long time in line. Well... not really if you plan accordingly. Here are some little ideas that add up to really help the time pass!
-Download "Heads Up" and play with the whole family! (Or the family in front of behind you!) There's even a location-based deck of cards that is all Disney related keywords to guess.
-Grab snacks for the whole family before entering the line.
-Play "I Spy".
-Go over your plans for the rest of the day in the My Disney Experience app to make sure everyone has the game plan down.
-Meet with the family in front or behind you! I have found some very close friends doing just this and it's a great way to teach kids how to talk with new people in a safe setting with you watching them.
-Find hidden Mickey's throughout the line.
-Break out those snack and in line games you had packed in your park bag.
-Put down your phones and talk with your family and friends for a bit of time. In most lines, your cell phone doesn't work anyway (looking at you Pirates and Splash Mountain) so take this time to reconnect with the people you are vacationing with.
Waiting in lines is something that is inevitable at Disney. No matter the season you will find yourself in some sort of line. Prep yourself so lines don't put a damper on your vacation.
-PS. I once waited three whole hours in line for Flight of Passage and I would easily do it again. However, I entered the line with my ENTIRE dinner and played about 40 rounds of Heads Up and made two friends.
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