Family on Big Thunder Mountain
  • On Mar 19, 2023
    Katy from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    While we wait in line, can our kids sit on a scooter board so that they don’t have to stand?

    Hi Katy, welcome to planDisney! 

    I know waiting in line can be difficult for kids, and like Rapunzel, I know they’d rather be “running and racing and dancing and chasing” and they can probably even change the lyrics to “when will this ride begin?”

    Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules state that recreational devices like scooters and folding chairs are not allowed in any theme park, water park, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, or Disney Springs. 

    I do have some suggestions on ways to entertain your kids while you’re waiting in line! Download the play Disney Parks mobile app to your phone and you can play games throughout Walt Disney World Resort. There are some games you can play anywhere in the theme parks and some of the games require you to be in a certain queue to unlock. For example the game “Off to Never Land” requires you to be in the queue for Peter Pan’s Flight before you can play. It’s a fun way to pass the time in the queues while staying on theme with the attraction you are about to experience. 

    We also like to look through the Disney PhotoPass Lenses in the My Disney Experience app and take silly pictures together. My kids love the “Theme Park Snack” lens which makes them look like they’re eating a Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar. There are some lenses that can be used at any time, and there are also some that unlock based on where you are at Walt Disney World Resort, like an adorable Grogu lens that you can use while in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    Another recommendation is to really look at the queue around you! The Imagineers add so much detail to each queue, you can often find movie references and hidden Mickeys throughout the waiting areas. Have you found the miniature Millennium Falcon at Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run yet? Ask a nearby Cast Member for help finding it if you need assistance. 

    If you're looking to minimize your time in lines you can purchase Disney Genie+ service for your park days. You can use Disney Genie+ service to access the Lightning Lanes of attractions that may typically have a longer wait time throughout the day. If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can even make your first Lightning Lane selection beginning at 7:00 a.m. before the theme parks open. 

    I hope these suggestions help pass the time until “at last you see the light” and it is your time to ride the attraction! Come see me again here at planDisney if you have any future planning questions!  Have the “best day ever” at Walt Disney World Resort, Katy!

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Meet the Panelist: Kaitlin, Indiana

Hi friends! I'm Kaitlin, a wife and mom to two young boys. I can always be found with a list of the latest and greatest snacks and treats at Walt Disney World, and sometimes I'm even willing to share those snacks with my family. In the meantime, I'm here to help answer your questions about your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!  Learn More About Kaitlin

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