Standing In Long Lines – 11 Things To Do

Although we don’t wait in long lines very often, we realize that others will, especially if you can’t get a Fastpass+ for a ride with a notoriously long standby wait like Toy Story Midway Mania. Here are some things you can do to pass the time while standing in long lines.

Top 11 Things To Do While Standing In Line at Walt Disney World

  1. Take in the scenery. Many of the line waits have things to look at and interact with. For example, Under the Sea- Journey of the Little Mermaid has a tiny interactive crab that will follow you through the outside wait queue. Haunted Mansion has many tombstones to read. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh has things to play around with in line, and Peter Pan has bedroom scenes set up in the inside standby area.

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Fastpass+ – The Best Uses at Magic Kingdom

Fastpass+ Long Wait Times

Walt Disney World parks have notoriously long wait times for their most popular attractions. Here are some rides that we recommend obtaining a Fastpass+ for, as well as rides we opt for standby instead. Of course, you can only have 3 Fastpass+ to start. Once you’ve used your 3 Fastpass+, you may add one at a time at any Fastpass+ kiosk. Choosing wisely for your party will help you manage your time more efficiently.

Magic Kingdom- Best Uses of Fastpass+

under the sea

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean – Lines for this swashbuckling ride can get pretty long, and for good reason. The scenes inside are well done and the ride lasts a decent amount of time. Plus, it has just enough thrill for wimps like me who hate big drops.
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Rope Drop At Magic Kingdom – 5 Pros and 1 Con

When I visited Walt Disney World as a kid I would wake up excited and ready to rush off to the Magic Kingdom as soon as possible. As an adult, even as a big Disney fan, it can be tough to bring that same enthusiasm early in the morning. But today I’m going to give a handful of fantastic reasons why you should guzzle a cup of coffee and get to the gates early for rope drop, and one reason to avoid it.

Walking Down Main Street

Rope Drop Pros

  1. Welcome Show – Mickey and friends, including the citizens of Main Street, U.S.A., dance and sing to start the day at the Magic Kingdom up on the railroad platform. Every day a “featured family” is chosen to join the characters on the train and even gets a special introduction from the Mayor of Main Street. The joyful songs and a little bit of pyrotechnics give you a fun start to the continuous show of the park.

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Elliot – Dragons of Disney

Eliot

The fourth dragon in the Disney library took on a much larger role than his predecessors. Technically, this dragon comes from a live action film but the character himself is a piece of classic Disney animation. He is a main protagonist through the film which is even titled after his role. Today, Elliot the dragon remains one of Disney’s most recognizable dragons, but he was introduced to the world as simply Pete’s Dragon.

Pete’s Dragon, Elliot

Elliot first “appears” in a completely live-action sequence. As a dragon that can turn invisible, we first see him being prodded by the young orphan Pete who appeared to be floating through the air. As the boy was being chased by the Gogans, Pete’s horrid foster family, Elliot was carrying the boy to safety.

Elliot the Dragon

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Accessibility at Walt Disney World – Epcot

Getting around Walt Disney World in a wheelchair is a unique experience. If you’re like me, and only had to be in a wheelchair due to injury, or if you sport wheels all year long, accessibility is definitely a question you may have when it comes to many of the rides there. While some rides have special cars for wheelchairs, others require a transfer. Today we look at four rides at Epcot which all offered the ability to remain in your wheelchair.

accessibility

#1- Ellen’s Energy Adventure

This 45 minute Future World ride is accessible by wheelchair. At the back of each ride vehicle is a special compartment. A cast member will lower the ramp and get you situated. Other party members may join you in the back row of the vehicle by going around. If you have a backpack or anything slung over the back of your chair, they will have you remove it to close the door. When the ride is over, a cast member will once again open the ramp and walk you backwards. All in all, I felt very secure riding in this car.

Our accessibility score: 5/5

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