• On Oct 7, 2020
    Chelsey from Warwick Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Good day, I am travelling with a 4 year old and an 8 year old to disney world in the beginning of December. My question is, if we encounter a ride with a long wait line what can we do during the wait? Can my husband take the kids somewhere and come back?

    Hi there, Chelsey! Thanks so much for stopping by. 

    Chelsey, occupying little Mouseketeers while waiting in lines is no small feat, and making waiting time a game can sometimes be the difference between a great vacation and a truly magical one. 

    Chelsey, all members of your party do need to remain together while waiting in a ride queue, but never fear, I have some Mousekatools to help you and your family pass the time. 

    The first thing that I would advise you to do is to download the Play Disney Parks Mobile App. This app is packed with hidden Mickeys, games, fun facts, and trivia, and even uses GPS to locate you in the park, allowing you to step inside the Magical World of Disney. While my children are still a little too small, I have also seen plenty of families playing games like Heads Up on their phones to pass the time quickly. 

    While our family tries to stay away from technology on vacations, we do make an exception if we are playing a game as a family. Chelsey, if you are worried about your phone's battery, you can purchase a Fuel Rod, which is a portable phone charging system. This small rechargeable battery allows you to recharge your phone from anywhere. When the Fuel Rod runs out of battery, you can simply swap it out for a new one. 

    The next thing that my family has to have on vacation is a bag that we bring with us in line. I use a pretty small diaper bag but pack it to the brim with snacks, waters, lollipops, and even stickers and crayons for my 4-year old. With very few exceptions, you can take your bag on the ride with you. On rides where you can not bring your bag, you can store it where you board the ride vehicle. 

    My absolute favorite thing about a visit to Walt Disney World Resort is the feeling of community. I can not tell you how many wonderful people we have met waiting in lines, and if you are lucky enough to get in line with a family who has children of similar ages, do not be surprised if you find your children on an impromptu play date. 

    I hope that this gave you a few ideas, Chelsey. Please come back here to planDisney if we can help as you plan your family getaway. 

    Wishing you many magical memories!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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