Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 22, 2011
    Alyssa from IN Asked

    Planning a trip for the week of my son's 3rd birthday. I'm a little worried about waiting in long lines with him. Any suggestions to keep him entertained since we can't take the stroller with us?

    Hi Alyssa!

    We were at Disney World last September for my son's 2nd birthday! You guys will have the time of your lives!

    Well, the good news about the lines is that most of them are pretty fun! There's always something fun to look at and recently stuff to do. The new Winnie the Pooh queue is amazing--fun interactive games like stomping in Rabbit's garden to get rid of the mole, finding Pooh and his friends on a computerized honey wall and lots of room to run while parents wait in line close by. It is amazing!

    Another long line tip is to make sure to get a Fast Pass! You just put your park ticket into the Fast Pass machine and a ticket pops out with times for when you can come back and walk straight on the ride! This will be your new best friend, I promise!

    But as far as fun things to do in the line when you just have to stand in a long one? Well, I'd definitely have that favorite book or toy tucked away. Stickers are always a hit with my kids. Bubbles are fun. And I think any kind of Disney thing you have makes it more fun too (maybe those little plastic figurines?). My kids love to look through the pictures on my digital camera. If you are collecting anything at the parks--trading pins, stamped pennies, etc. the line is a perfect time to look through those. And 3 might be a little young but you can always look at the map to see where you are going next!

    And don't underestimate a snack and a drink! :)

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Georgia

I'm a happy stay-at-home to two preschool kids. I've been visiting Disney World since I was three years old and it has been a part of my life ever since! I'm excited to help you plan your magical vacation---and the magical memories that will go with it! Learn More About Amanda

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