Several months ago, I heard Meredith Lyn Pierce on a Disney podcast discussing her books - Lots To Do In Line - she made one originally for her "home" park, Disneyland, and was in the process of creating one for Walt Disney World.
The premise is simple and amazing - trivia and scavenger hunts to actually keep you busy in line. There are now several interactive queues and even separate fastpass lines, but Meredith has thought about all of that!
One of my favorite aspects of this book is that I don't know the answers. With the trivia books and hidden mickey books (which I'm not hating on - I love them, too), I know many of the answers, or have at least seen some of the hidden mickeys. But these clues? Well, I'm clueless!!
This book is great to increase your powers of observation - by having this scavenger hunt and her many "pop quizzes," you'll realize that you missed a lot of the details the Imagineers left for you.
Want some examples?
Starting with the Pop Quiz: You just walked into line past some pretty cool decorations. Turn your back on them now and let's see how good your memory is.
1. There were three big planets. (y/n)
2. One of the planets appeared to be Earth. It was the smallest (y/n)
Do you know those answers? I don't.
Luckily, for me at home, Meredith has all of the answers conveniently located in the book.
In different lines, there are Treasure Hunts - I think these will be perfect for my little guys - specific things to look for while we're waiting.
|This little guy will have stuff to look for next time!|
I absolutely love this book and I'm really looking forward to using it on our next trip! We'll be going for 2 days in November to meet some of favorite people (my co-creator of the blog who hasn't written in a couple of years.. I still love her, though).
You can now order this book directly from the publisher, The Intrepid Traveler (the same company that publishes the Hidden Mickey books among other great books) on their website *currently on sale for $8.97, but I don't know how long that will last!
I don't think you'll be disappointed!
*the answers were yes and yes*
I would like to thank The Intrepid Travel and Meredith Lyn Pierce for the review copy. All opinions are 100% my own and I was thrilled and privileged for the opportunity to see this great book!