Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 18, 2011
    Jordan from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My DH & I will be bringing our DS to WDW to celebrate his 2nd bday & wondered what the best tips were for keeping someone so young entertained while waiting in ride lines? Best baby gear, tricks, anything to help.

    Hi Jordan,

    I'm happy to answer this question for you because I've had to come up with things a million times over the years.  The ones that worked for me the best are:

    1.    Playing "I spy with my little eye".

    2.    Snacks (cheerios, goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, etc.).  A friend of mine actually strings cheerios or fruit loops on dental floss to make necklaces.  She says it works like a charm.  I wish I had thought of that when my kids were little. 

    3.    I'd buy little things before our trip and not show them anything until they started getting bored.  (Sticker books, little toys and books, crayons and coloring books).  I was famous for going to McDonalds months before the trip to stock up on new Happy Meal toys!

    4.    I would also scroll through my digital camera and show them the pictures we had already taken during the trip.

    Also, I don't know what time of year you'll be traveling, but if it's hot get yourself a cheap little spray bottle and fill it up with cold water.  Those lines are long and kids loved it when I sprayed them to cool down.

    I hope this helps!  Have a wonderful time on your trip, and wish your little prince a happy birthday from me.

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Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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