Walt Disney World has been busy lately with construction in the Magic Kingdom, and it has not all been on new Princess attractions. They just recently improved the queue to the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The queue is now an interactive queue for children of all ages.
First they increased the theming with more storybook pages on other items from the Hundred Acres Woods. Along the queue there is a garden play area where pesky gophers can be found in the garden by either jumping on bouncing spots or playing tug of war with a gopher. There are also musical vegetables that can be pounded on. The queue is situated so that as a parent waits, the kids, both big and small, can play.
As the family gets further up the queue, there are storybook pages from Winnie the Pooh that have screens with honey pouring down. You get to swipe the honey and make all sorts of designs or words as it slowly drips down. Also, as you swipe the honey, it is removed and if you work fast enough you might just see what is underneath the honey.
When I saw the queue, I thought how my kids would like it, especially my son Joshua, who has autism; and I know they would especially love the interactive screens of honey. My only concern would be if it got too crowded. There is enough to keep him focused and entertained, but too many people do not always help him. The fast pass entrance, which most of the time is used as a GAC (Guest Assistance Card) entrance, takes you in right after the interactive part. My only suggestion if crowds are an issue is to make this one of your first attractions of the day, early in the morning, before the masses take over Fantasyland.
The addition of the Winnie the Pooh interactive queue was a hit for many of the people waiting. If your child – or inner child – likes to pull, jump, pound, and even swipe, then they will love the new queue to the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The queue is now almost an attraction by itself, and this time, it ends with another attraction and not a gift shop!