Fun Activities To Start The Disney Magic on the Drive or Flight
to a Disney Park!
live right down the street from your nearest Disney resort, the
actual drive to the Disney park can feel like an eternity to your
children. Theyll be anticipating all of the magic and fun
that await them once they arrive
but that blasted
drive! Of course, this can also apply to/for adults! Here are
some fun things to do in the car to keep everyone excited about
the day ahead while keeping them distracted en route (especially
great if you have a multi-hour drive ahead of you!). For that
have purchased one of our Disney park adventure challenges, you
might consider opening the package BEFORE you get there (for those
that are extra eager to get started.) Although, you might not
be able to officially begin, everyone can have fun pouring over
the master list and reading the instructions!)
That Dont Take Preparation
start with a simple game that we always played in the car
(this is great for those families that are familiar with
the Disney movies.) The rules are simple and can be played
multiple times (depending on the rules you choose.) Begin
by choosing two Disney movies that everyone is most familiar
with. One person begins by naming a character in one of
the two movies. The person must name a DIFFERENT character.
The next person must name a non-repeating character. When
someone cant come up with a new character from one
of the two movies (within 30-60 seconds), he/she is out.
The last person, to be declared the winner, MUST come up
with ONE more character after the last person is out. This
game can be repeated by choosing new movies to select characters
from. Variations on this game are to come up with characters
from any story, but perhaps all start with the same letter
or a specific animal (like dogs or cats.)
2. A variation
on the above is to not choose a single story - but allow for any
Disney character. However, before someone can say their character,
they must repeat all of the past characters in order. For example,
Lisa might say Mickey. Bobby might then say Mickey.
Peter Pan. Dad might then say Mickey, Peter Pan, Goofy.
You get the idea. If one fumbles, they are out. This, of course
can be repeated as often as youd like.
That Youll Need To Prep (but is worth it!)
a variety of ways that one might obtain different sounds from
different Disney attractions. The Disney company sells CDs
of different collections of songs from different attractions (I.e.
Yo Ho A Pirates Life For Me, from the Pirates of the Caribbean
attraction.) The activity/game is simple - begin playing the song
and see who guesses the attraction first. For those super familiar
with the parks (and a bit handy with Youtube) you can select a
compilation of videos of people going ON the attraction. Then
play the sounds of the attraction itself to see who can guess
it just from the sound.
Similar to #1, get your hand on a collection of Disney songs.
Depending on the ages of the players and the overall knowledge
of Disney music, choose a collection of songs such that
you can play each to see who can guess THE STORY of the
song first. For avid Disney fans, try to choose songs that
are more obscure. They might not be able to name the song
they might be able to guess the movie. For SUPER Disney
fans, find instrumental background music. Each movie has
distinct music and youd be surprised how much you
can identify just from the instrumental songs!
Download your favorite list of the most popular lines from
the Disney movies (a simple Google search will offer plenty.)
By only reading the line, see who can guess the movie. Bonus
points are awarded for being able to guess the character
those with especially long drives, offer something VERY fun. Yes,
this will take a little prep
but it could be the perfect activity
for your drive (depending on whos in the car.) Stop by your
local Disney Store or Wal_mart and pick up some small Disney toys,
candies, etc. Things that are VERY small. Its advisable to
get things in multiples of the children in the car. If you have
three children, then pick up 3, 6, or 9 small things. You can also
pick up 3 of each instead and not worrying about the multiplier.
To prepare, wrap one of the small items in wrapping paper (or the
three of the same, if thats what you decided to buy.) Then,
take the next item (or set of three) and set those ON TOP of the
wrapped gift. Then wrap that stack up as a single present. Now,
set the next item on top (or set of three) and wrap THAT as a single
gift. Keep going until all of the gifts are wrapped. Essentially,
youll have a gift inside a gift inside a gift, etc. Once in
the car, break down the mileage to the Disney Park and divide that
by the number of wrappings you have. For example, if you have five
toys/candies and its a 100 mile drive
then every 20 miles
(thats 100 divided by 5) allow the kids to unwrap ONE layer
of wrapping. They will each receive a small token gift and be looking
at another gift to open once they drive another 20 miles. HOWEVER
- the rule is that they CANNOT ask about the mileage or Are
we almost there.
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