While the interactive queue is a relatively new development in Disney Parks, amazingly intricate details and hidden treasures in the existing queues are not. Neurotic Disney People know that standing in line is a time to explore those details, look for Hidden Mickeys, and search for references that only passionate Disney fans might recognize.
“Lots To Do In Line” by Meredith Lyn Pierce is a book that capitalizes on the details and makes an interactive experience out of every queue in Disneyland. Readers are invited to look and/or listen for the answers to many challenging questions about what they experience in the queue for every attraction. Answering those questions is a fun game that will happily occupy any person waiting in line, whether that person be a child on her first trip to Disneyland or a Disneyland veteran who has been on Pirates of the Caribbean more times than he can count. In fact, I think that Ms. Pierce would do well to consider making an Android and/or iPhone app out of the questions in this book!
Like many other books that are meant to be used within a Disney theme park, “Lots To Do In Line” is designed to be easily carried in a backpack, purse, or even a back pocket. After reading the entire book for this review, I can say confidently that I can’t wait to be able to take it to Disneyland and use it. However, reading the book in the comfort of your home is an exercise in frustration. I didn’t want to look up the answers in the back of the book; I wanted to discover the answers for myself. So while I may not be reading the book again any time soon, I won’t leave home for Disneyland without it! It is definitely a “must-have” for me on my next trip to Disneyland.
Speaking of something that I “must have,” I’m hoping that we’ll see a Disney World version of “Lots To Do In Line” in the near future…