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Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland

Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland

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by Meredith Lyn Pierce

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Celebrate The Fun

That Most People Overlook On Their Visits To The Disneyland Parks—The Lines

That’s Right, The Lines! Puzzled? Read On…

No one likes to stand and wait. But happily you don’t have to just stand and wait at the Disneyland theme parks. Disney’s Imagineers and designers have packed a wealth of detail and delight into


Celebrate The Fun

That Most People Overlook On Their Visits To The Disneyland Parks—The Lines

That’s Right, The Lines! Puzzled? Read On…

No one likes to stand and wait. But happily you don’t have to just stand and wait at the Disneyland theme parks. Disney’s Imagineers and designers have packed a wealth of detail and delight into just about every queue for every ride. All you need to do is look around you.

Here is a guide that will immerse you in Disney magic every step of the way. As you join each new ride queue, you’ll find challenging questions and scavenger hunts that turn your time in line into amusing games. If you can recognize Mickey and Minnie, you’re all set to play.

Just bring a keen set of eyes. Disney provides all the rest--with occasional help from your fellow guests.

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A great book…based on all the things to see while in line at specific attractions…We especially enjoyed…the scavenger hunt[s].
--Michelle McCoy, the talking trekaroo, Trekaroo.com, 6/9/2012

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Most of the challenges in this park take place strictly in the lines. However, there are times when you will be wandering around the park from one place to another. Perhaps you need a break or want to find a good lunch spot. For those times, turn to the Disneyland Park Scavenger Hunt at the end of this chapter.

Tip: You may want to read over the list now and then stay on the look-out. The treasures on the scavenger hunt list are scattered throughout the park. You get 1 point for every one you find.

Note: Unless specified otherwise, give yourself 1 point for each correct answer, 1 point for each Treasure you find, 1 point for each item you add to a Collection, and 1 point for any similar finds you make when you are hunting for something rather than answering questions. Good luck!

Main Street, U.S.A.

Disneyland Railroad Station

1. How much does it cost to get your weight?
a. 25 cents b. 5 cents c. 1 penny d.10 cents

2. Who was on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on November 17, 1956?
a. Snow White b. Pluto c. Walt Disney d. Pinocchio e. All of the above

3. What is the address of the fire department?

a. 484

b. 10

c. 105
d. 31

4. Find a detailed map of the route the Disneyland Railroad tracks follow. What is the name of the No. 2 train?
a. Ernest S. Marsh b. E.P. Ripley c. Lilly Belle d. C.K. Holliday

5. What is the name of the full-sized train that was created using the Lilly Belle as a model?
a. C.K. Holliday b. E.P. Ripley c. Ernest S. Marsh d. Fred Gurley

6. Treasure Hunt Time! It is time for a quick treasure hunt. Give yourself 1 point for each item you find from the list on page 24.
__A photograph of Walt Disney riding the miniature Lilly Belle in his backyard
__An antique child’s admission ticket to Disneyland
__Four trunks
__The Golden Gate Bridge
__Grizzly Peak
__Tower of Terror
__The name of Walt Disney’s daughter
__A map of California
__Bobbin Timer (You will know what it is when you find it.)
__A small model of the Lilly Belle

7. Collection Time! If you are still waiting to board your train, this is a great time to work on a Collection or two. Choose from Collections listed on page 17. Here are some that should work well on Main Street:
__Shoes with no laces
__People texting
__Mickey Mouse ears

Main Street, U.S.A. Answers
1) d. 10 cents
2) a. Snow White
3) c. 105
4) b. E.P. Ripley
5) a. C.K. Holliday
6) Total Treasures found _______
7) Number of items collected _______

Meet the Author

Meredith Lyn Pierce has been visiting Disneyland regularly since her childhood and ten years, when she lived in Orange County, California. She decided to create “Lots To Do In Line” when she began visiting the parks with her husband and their young daughter on trips from their home in Lacey, Washington. 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 under appreciated.

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Lots to Do in Line Disneyland 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BarkleyCloff More than 1 year ago
This book was fun and easy to use and made me almost sorry for the short lines we had, I especially like the scavenger hunt suggestions.
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had to wait in line with kids? It’s generally hard to keep kids in one place on a good day. When you are waiting in line for a ride or event that seems interminably slow, the waiting can be hard and frustrating. Visiting a place like Disneyland can be exceptionally taxing with the inevitable long lines Disney is famous for. Meredith Lyn Pierce to the rescue. Pierce recently published a book called Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland. The concept behind this book is fantastic and I imagine the research that went into it was a ton of fun. Pierce has compiled dozens of trivia quizzes and game ideas for your time at Disneyland. As you are standing in line waiting, you can engage your children by asking them questions about what they see. Pierce and her family must have spent hours standing in line to research everything you would see from different vantage points along the “queue” for many of Disneyland’s attractions. The quizzes offer a great way to keep kids engaged and interested in what is happening in their vicinity. It helps to keep the parents active with their kids as well. There are different questions for the FastPass lines as well as the standby queues for the regular folk. I love the thought and attention to detail in the quizzes. The author clearly spent a lot of time working on the quizzes and finding great activities for the kids to do while in line. Another interesting idea Pierce presents is the idea of Collections. Collections are groupings of things you find while at the park. Each thing you find and place in a collection is worth one point. The person with the most points at the end of the day wins. You get extra points for completing the most collections. You can make up any rules to go along with this fun game. Some ideas of collections the author offers are funny hats, button collectors, Mickey Mouse ears, crazy backpacks, the list can go on. This book is a must have if you are planning a trip to Disneyland in California with kids. It will keep everyone entertained even while you are waiting. Make up some great prizes for the most points and you have incentive for maintaining cooperative behavior as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago