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Old 04-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Talking What do YOU do in line?

What do you guys and gals do in line to pass the time? The last time we went, we would try to take the silliest picture we could. I caught a pic of my brother talking on the phone, but it looks like the phone is attacking him!
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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We talk to each other about our next stop, our favorite thing we've done so far that day, what our next meal/snack will be... I will take a couple of pics of the kids in line depending on where we are. Just normal family time stuff is all we need to pass the time.

I think a lot of people worry too much and think that they need to pack a bunch of stuff to keep their children entertained in lines, when all they need to do is engage their children in conversation.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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lol we get FP I have to say we have never really waited in a line for a long time that I needed to give my DD's things do
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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I like to talk to the people either behind me or ahead of me in line. It's a fun and interesting way to pass the time. Usually I'll ask them where they are from, where they are staying or if they've eaten at any good restaurants, etc.... Just small talk, but I always learn some new info. and tips. It's just like coming on the dis boards.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:03 PM   #6
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If you are in line with my FIL, you complain about how long the line is, how the people are filling in enough ahead of you, how hot it is, or how off the estimated wait time was.

When just DH and I are in line, we just talk about whatever. I do spend a little bit of line time checking in on my phone because I do run a business that requires me to be available via e-mail even when I am on vacation.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:21 PM   #7
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We just talk to each other. We've been there with both sets of parents, our son and our grandkids and various combinations. I once took stuff for the kids to do but all that accomplished was take up space in my backpack.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #8
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Honestly, we don't spend too much time in line (use FP wisely and return later if the line is too long at the time). We usually talk about what we're doing next or where we are eating for lunch/dinner.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
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I picked up this book to take with us:

http://www.amazon.com/Lots-Do-In-Lin...t+disney+world

My older child would be fine just talking, but my younger child is AWFUL in lines. I thought this might help keep them entertained while filling us in on some trivia as well. We'll see how well it works!
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #10
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I try to keep my twins from killing each other or their little brother It keeps me pretty busy. The kids are kept busy trying to kill each other and DH is kept busy playing with his phone trying to pretend he has no idea who we are

So we really try to limit our line time with good planning. With the little kids we talk about the ride we are going on or the ride we just went on and play little games with them.
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Talk about the ride, what to do next, etc. Then after that, sometimes we'll strike up conversations with the people in front/behind us.

Waiting in lines is never our first option, our max wait time would be 40min. Anything more than that is just shooting the day
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #12
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Agree with the poster who mentioned not standing in line much. That's the best way. When we lived down there, we avoided the busiest times at the parks because we could. And we could go whenever we wanted even for a few hours and then when the park got busy, we'd leave.
Mostly we people watched. Disney is as good (if not better than) any boardwalk or beach! Other than people mostly wearing more clothes than on the boardwalk and beach.
The rare times when we actually stood in line without moving -- usually Soarin' if anywhere, we just tried to not bother the people around us and not make a lot of noise or bump into folks.
It's nice not to stand in long lines. Yay for fast pass and close access to Disney.

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #13
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What do you guys and gals do in line to pass the time? The last time we went, we would try to take the silliest picture we could. I caught a pic of my brother talking on the phone, but it looks like the phone is attacking him!
I wait mostly.

Nothing like a good, long line that makes you really appreciate people-watching, though. A favorite hobby, might I add. It's all the more interesting at Disney.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:59 PM   #14
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We're another family that just doesn't have to wait in line much. Our waits are short enough that we just talk to each other about what we've liked so far, or what we want to do next. We chat with other people in line. Talk about what to eat, etc. In general, just hang out and enjoy a few relatively calm minutes with each other. **cue cheesy music here**
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:04 PM   #15
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Mostly just stand there. I'll bug DH about some sort of nonsense, take pictures, talk about what we'll do next.
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