Disney Now and Then: Disney Queue Line Games

Someone recently asked me, “What types of games do you play while waiting in line for rides at Disneyland?” And I was honestly confused. Back in my day (when I worked at Disneyland 40 hours a week and still managed to visit 3 days a week as a guest), if I wanted to go on a ride that had a long line, I simply waited in line. Or I took the time to have a great conversation with my friends or family who were waiting with me. Games in line? When I worked at Disneyland, cellphones couldn’t do more than text. They couldn’t even really take pictures little yet selfies. And yes, this dates me a little, but back then, I couldn’t just sit on my phone and play games or catchup on snapchatting while waiting in line. So I thought to myself, “What on earth would I play in line to kill time?” I don’t want to sit on my phone, because that kinda takes me out of the beautiful world of Disneyland, so instead, I’ve come up with some easy games you and your friends can play while waiting in long lines at Disneyland.


Waiting for a Churro:

Invent different dipping sauces or toppings that you would have on your churro if you had your choice of absolutely ANYTHING.

In line for Haunted Mansion:

Make up your own history of the Mansion and share it with your friends. Make up names for the ghosts or tell a tale of certain pets in the pet cemetery. Try creeping out your friends with your own spooky tale.

In line for a Dole Whip:

Make up your own facts about the birds that live in the Enchanted Tiki Room. Did you that Eleanor the green-feathered bird was a gift to Walt Disney shortly after he lost his watch on the Monorail? It was given to him to cheer him up, and the rumor, is that Eleanor could impersonate Walt to perfection!


Waiting for Splash Mountain:

Describe your laughing place to your friends. Maybe your laughing place is the mall, your living room or DISNEYLAND. Whatever it is, tell your friends all about it.

Waiting in line for the Matterhorn:

Loudly pretend that you legitimately think that there’s a REAL Yeti in the Matterhorn. Describe the scary rumors that you’ve heard about the Yeti. I heard that in the middle of the night, he wanders over to Small World and steals the dolls from Hawaii.

In line for Indiana Jones:

This one feels like a no-brainer to me, since the queue is FULL of stuff to see and do. However, if you want to change up your routine a bit, try sharing Indiana Jones trivia with your friends. Not a huge trivia buff? Share your favorite Indiana Jones movie and defend it to the bitter end. Temple of Doom is my absolute favorite.


Thunder Mountain line:

There’s something about the goat on the ride that everyone is obsessed with. And everyone has a tradition when it comes to seeing the goat. Some hold its gaze down the drop while some greet it. Create a new tradition for when you see the goat on the ride.

In line for Peter Pan:

Decide on 3 happy thoughts that you will yell out when your party floats through the nursery scene. Share which character you most identify with! And finally, pick your ‘lost boy’ name.

Erika Jenko
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