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Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!

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DisneyM79

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Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:53:47 PM »
So never having been to a theme park before with my 4 year old daughter (other than Peppa Pig World) lol! which is not exactly on the same par with anything Disney! Does anyone have any tips on how to keep them entertained whilst queuing? Also my daughter does get tired so are you allowed to queue with the pushchair?

We are going at the beginning of May so hoping the queues will be a lot quieter then!
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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 09:45:59 AM »
Pushchairs are not allowed in queues. You need to park them up in the designated parking bay whilst you go on most attractions.

Several rides such as Buzz Lightyear's Laser Blast have interesting theming/props/distractions in the queueing area. For others, you'll need to figure something out such as a toy or electronic gadget.

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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 09:58:45 AM »
We just play little games with them, like simply eye spy, since they are getting older now we play stop the bus etc. It can be a long wait even for older kids & adults.


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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 10:36:28 AM »
Speaking as a 30 year old child, get Heads Up on your phone. It's basically Charades but it keeps you entertained during long queues. You can download complete sets or if you pay 69p you can make your own, which is a lot funner as you can have Disney characters or people you know!
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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 02:56:01 PM »
Snacks! My children now aged 9,7 and 5 and were 6,4 and 2 when they first went are easily distracted with snacks however we have always visited in January where the queues are maximum 10-15 minutes for rides - most are walk on at that time of year.
I did find it difficult queuing with my two boys for BTM as all they wanted to do was bicker : )
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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 09:38:14 PM »
Can one parent cue while the other takes the kids for a walk about?  Or will people get pissed off when you come back to the cue? :-[

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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 09:56:26 PM »
Can one parent cue while the other takes the kids for a walk about?  Or will people get pissed off when you come back to the cue? :-[

You could do it but people won't be happy.  Tbh I would be annoyed if someone did because I managed with my godsons who were only 2 and 1 at the time, we always let them take a new toy with them to keep them distracted but with all attractions Disney tend to theme. If there's a genuine behavioural reason they can't queue then its best to get an access pass.

Most attractions have different 'areas' too again making life tricky. I.e. you queue then go through the turnstile to another queue.

The only other thing is to carefully plan and then huge queues can be avoided more or less.
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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2016, 10:08:44 PM »
Can one parent cue while the other takes the kids for a walk about?  Or will people get pissed off when you come back to the cue? :-[

That isn't really viable. You'd have to push through most of the queue on the way back and other guests will get annoyed.

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Re: Queues - how to keep a 4 year old amused!
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 12:46:55 PM »
We had previously downloaded a few kids TV programmes and games to our mobile phones, works a treat
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