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  • On Apr 10, 2021
    Perla from CO Asked

    How is it waiting in lines for rides with children 2-11 years for rides first time we’ll be going July 28th 2021

    Hey there, Perla!

    I am so happy to hear that you are planning your very first Walt Disney World Resort vacation! While I know that sometimes this can seem overwhelming, you have come to the right place for advice. 

    While hopefully, the wait times for your attractions will be relatively short, I can tell you that the success of waiting in line is all about preparation and spending time together as a family. 

    The first thing that I do is to pack my diaper bag with lots of things to keep the little ones occupied. Some of my favorites that I bring every single trip include lollipops, snacks, and stickers. I also find that coloring books or little pads of paper with crayons keep my little ones very occupied. You will also notice that in the parks, bubble machines are everywhere. While I haven't caved and purchased them for my kids (yet) I can tell you that it seems to keep the little ones enthralled for hours! 

    For your older kiddos, you may want to take advantage of some technology. I have seen some family's having the time of their life playing the game "Heads Up" on their mobile device. 

    I also want to tell you about is the Play Disney Parks Mobile App. This app is specifically designed to interact with your surroundings in the park while you bond as a family and gives you access to awesome Disney Parks trivia, games, and Hidden Mickeys! Challenge your kids to see who can find the most Hidden Mickeys for a prize. 

    Did you know that you will be visiting during EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival? If any of the older kids, or adults, in your party are foodies or a budding chef, they could spend hours going through the Festival Guidebook (available at the park entrance) and picking out which treats to try. 

    Now, Perla, attraction times are shortest the first thing in the morning and later in the evening. So I would recommend that you arrive early and head straight to the big-ticket attractions like roller coasters, and fill the middle of your day with smaller attractions and shows. 

    Perla, my family will be in Walt Disney World Resort the same week as you are, and I can tell you that we are planning on only being in the parks in the mornings and taking a break in the middle of the day to play in the pool or enjoy a table service meal. Not only will this give us a break from the heat but it will also keep our attraction wait times shorter, as well. 

    I hope that this gave you a bit of guidance, Perla. Most importantly, we here at planDisney are always here for you so please come back with any additional questions. 

    See you in July!

    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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