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The Best Interactive Queues At Walt Disney World

One thing you can absolutely bet on at Walt Disney World is that there is going to be lines to wait on. Whether you are grabbing a bite to eat, waiting for a show or your favorite ride, finding a fun way to pass the time is going to be a major benefit for everyone in your party. Disney Imagineers have been putting some thought into this, as lines have become more themed with fun things to look at and they have taken things to a whole other level with interactive queues.

Interactive queues are ones where you can either play a game or enjoy fun activities along the way to make the waiting less tedious.   I think this will become the new standard for rides being updated or for new attractions. Here is my list of the interactive queues at Disney World, sometimes allowing for you to forgo the FastPass+ because you’ll miss the fun of waiting in line!

8. Haunted Mansion-Magic Kingdom

You can create a spooky tune and play an ancient organ while walking through this queque. Re-shelving books and seeing some scary hands, reading tombstones and finding the “hidden diamond ring” will certainly help you pass some time before you go on one of Magic Kingdom’s most popular rides.

7. Winnie the Pooh-Magic Kingdom

A totally fun and interactive play area has been built into this standby line area where your little ones will love pushing buttons, pulling ropes, finding characters and protecting Rabbit’s garden from being destroyed! Even Gopher makes an appearance! You will also have some fun playing with honey before you board your honey pot on this delightful ride full of adorable surprises!

6. Dumbo-Magic Kingdom

In its new location in new Fantasyland, the Dumbo queue was upgraded big time over the last location where baking in the sun was the only fun you could have! If you decide to let your kids play in the play area, cast members can actually page you with a beeper when it is your turn to go on the ride. With two circus rings, one for toddlers aged 2-5 and one for bigger kids up to 8, they will delight in making sound effects and listen to Timothy Mouse and his announcements.

5. Space Mountain- Magic Kingdom

In 2010, a shooter style video game was added to the standby line for Space Mountain. It’s pretty simple, basically just aiming and blowing things up. The only problem with this one is that is really slows down the line, as most people want to finish their game before moving forward in line and Space Mountain wait times can be long!

4. Journey of the Little Mermaid-Magic Kingdom

This is a really great interactive queue, making me want to actually wait in line over getting a fastpass+! Blue crabs interact with you as you are gathering items for Ariel’s collection. You actually point at what the crabs will deliver to Ariel and what they should take away. The entire time Scuttle is interacting and talking to you, making this great fun!

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3. Big Thunder Mountain-Magic Kingdom

Triggering explosions, watching videos about mine shafts, animating birds and spinning wheels are all part of the newly updated stand by line. What is kind of strange is that it is a bit hard to do some of the activities to get the result you want, but sometimes a challenge is fun. Most people I see in line are complaining that the interactives are broken, but I think they just require some extra patience.

2. Soarin’-Epcot

If Disney wanted to capture an entire crowd of people looking totally ridiculous, they should have a live feed of the Soarin’ queue as a YouTube station! As ridiculous as the crowd looks, there is no doubt that they are having a ton of fun! Interactive games will have you waving your arms, clapping and reacting to the screen. Of all the interactive queues at Disney, this is my family’s favorite—by far!

1. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train-Magic Kingdom

A highly interactive queue has you turning barrels to create pictures of the dwarfs and Snow White, a video game with matching stones will help you pass time and a water fountain that creates music are all included in this interactive zone. While it is fun, there is a lot of touching the same things everyone else has along the way, including water…maybe a hand sanitizer station should be included!

 

 

About Lauren Wallis

Lauren Wallis was destined to love Disney. Her Mother found out that she was pregnant with Lauren after her honeymoon at WDW. After moving to Florida in 1990, every school trip, family vacation and weekend getaway was at Disney World! Lauren attended the University of Central Florida and spent her weekends looking for the most delicious restaurants on a college budget. She and her husband have relocated and now live in Central Florida, just minutes from Walt Disney World. She has stayed at every single resort and is currently working on eating at every single restaurant! She has been on WDW property over 400 times…lucky Floridian!