Let’s face it, waiting can be tough for any of us. But, especially for kids. Here are some ideas for making the wait a little more fun.
Try a scavenger hunt: Disney has hidden Mickey’s EVERYWHERE throughout the parks and resorts. You can try and find them on your own or purchase a hidden Mickey book before your trip to help you find them. You can also make up your scavenger hunt like how many character “ears” can you spot or how many princess costumes can you see. You can even have a prize for the person who spots the most, like choosing the next ride, for example.
Play a game. Play charades and try and guess Disney attraction or movie, try the alphabet game by using only Disney names or play I Spy. There’s lots of unusual things to spot while waiting. Or use an app like “Heads Up” where the whole group can join in.
Have a snack. If you know you’ll be waiting for a while, grab a snack or drink before you get in line. It’s a great time to refuel and will save time later!
You can even set up an Instagram account specifically for your trip if you like, and your child can use a smartphone as her camera. This is a great way to visually and verbally record what they’ve seen and experienced.
Having an Instagram account also offers a wide variety of ways to print off and use selected favorite images — photographs, magnets, prints. And your child can use the Postagram app to instantly and inexpensively send postcards of the trip to friends, family, or back home again.
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