Lots to Do In Line: Walt Disney Worldby Meredith Lyn Pierce
A ten-minute wait can transform happy kids into cranky whiners. And adults aren’t much different. No wonder then that folks say waiting in line for rides is the single biggest drawback to a Disney World vacation. Author Pierce transforms wait time into fun time by using Disney’s own visuals to create a profusion of games for each ride line. Your eyes and her book are the only tools you need to play.
I don’t think that I’ve ever complained about a book published by The Intrepid Traveler, and I’ve been blessed to review many of their books!
Here are some of the things that I really like about this book:
• It’s about Walt Disney World! I asked for it, and I got it!
• Its handy size. This book (and it’s predecessor) are 4?x9? – the perfect size for throwing in a backpack or purse and carrying into the parks.
• The subject. Sure, lots of books have been written about Walt Disney World, but have you ever seen one about the LINES?
• The versatility. I mean, at first glance you might think that this book is just for kids. Not so! This book is for everyone, and will make great fun for your entire family!
My middle child tends to be very competitive (she’s done lots of research on birth order, and as it turns out, that’s a trait of middle children). Anyway, I plan to turn this book over to her and let her take charge of our line activities on our next Disney trip.
The book offers several different ways to “play”:
1. You can divide your family/group into teams. Your teams can be scored per line, or per day/park – whichever you choose.
2. You can compete individually. Using this method would work best for groups in which each player has their own copy of the book.
3. You can play “just for fun” and skip the competition. This would probably be best for our family, considering the kids are such varied ages and competition may not be exactly “fair”.
The book is divided by park, and then further divided by “land”. There are questions for each attraction.
There are “pop quizzes” scattered throughout. These are great fun and often focus on the sign for the attraction. Take a close look at the sign before entering the queue, then see what you remember about it as you proceed.
The questions for each attraction are given in order – so as you pass various things in the queue, the questions go along with you.
Don’t put your book away when you’re in an interactive queue! Just because Disney provides extra fun in some queues, doesn’t mean that there isn’t even more fun to encounter and mystery to solve!
Special designation is given for attractions with FastPass lines. Sure, you might miss some of the fun, but you can still enjoy some line fun as well.
Over the years, I have read many suggestions to take hand-held video games to keep your kids busy while waiting in long lines and I’ve often thought “what a sad commentary of our times”. First of all, Disney does make the lines fun. But, if you add this book to your packing list, you’ll have even more fun and you can enjoy it together AS A FAMILY! After all, isn’t that what Disney is all about?
- The Intrepid Traveler
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- Edition description:
- 1st edition
- Product dimensions:
- 4.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Meet the Author
Meredith Lyn Pierce lives in Lacey, Washington, near Olympia, with her husband and daughter. Meredith grew up in Orange County, California, Disneyland’s vast backyard. She was introduced to Disney magic at a very young age and enjoyed regular visits to the park as a child, teenager, and adult. In due time, she graduated from The College of Communications at California State University Fullerton and spent the next 15 years working to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
The inspiration for Lots To Do In Line came to her during her first trip to Disneyland with her own daughter, then age seven. Looking at the park in the role of Mommy made her notice things she had failed to register before. The lines were a wonderland of things to see and do, and they were going unnoticed and underappreciated. One year later, Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland was born. Encouraged by rave reviews from fans and the frequently expressed hope that a Lots To Do In Line: Walt Disney World was in the works, Meredith headed to WDW just in time to catch the opening of the Magic Kingdom’s new Fantasyland. Lots To Do In Line: Walt Disney World is the result.
ISBN and title of author's previous book: Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland, 978-1887140973
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This book rocks. It kept my family happy when the lines were long. I think my favorite thing in it is the haunted mansion murder mystery. I would have walked right past that one.