Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 29, 2016
    Linda from PA 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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    Traveling with a 5 and 2 year old. Do I need to bring items to keep them occupied if we have to wait in long lines? Traveling to WDW 1/21/17

    Hi Linda!

    I've traveled to Walt Disney World with little ones often and when I first starting going, I brought lots of items to entertain the little ones while waiting in line. However, I found that they often didn't need the toys or distractions, it just added to our load of items we were carrying. 

    Many of the queues at Walt Disney World offer entertainment. For example, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh has fun interactive games throughout the line queue and a section that serves as a mini playground! They also have walls that are interactive to the touch. At the Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction there is a full-blown playground in the queue of the attraction. You can actually sign-in with a Cast Member, get a pager to virtually hold your place in line and parents can sit down and relax while the kids play! The queue at Toy Story Mania is like an attraction within itself because the surroundings make you feel like you are a toy in Andy's Room, complete with oversized games and toys. 

    The one thing I always brought with me when the kids were little were goldfish because sometimes kids get hungry while waiting in a long line and it's good to have a snack to hold them over. If they have a lovey or blankie, you may want to bring that as well. 

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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