Games: Old-Fashioned Fun on Main Street (and elsewhere)

Hula Hooping and Jump Roping

Hula Hooping and Jump Roping

If you can spare a moment or two on Main Street (and some other locations in the parks) you might find some cast members out with all sorts of old-fashioned games you can play. I almost said “your kids” might have fun playing those games, but who’s to say there’s not enough fun there for everyone?

On Main Street in the Magic Kingdom (near the fire station) cast members are often out with jump ropes, hula hoops, tape to make hopscotch boards on the ground, parachutes and small items to try to keep on top of the parachute, bean bag games, and other games like that.

As you walk down Main Street, look down occasionally and you may find a hopscotch board! One morning recently, my daughter and I were walking toward the hub and a few cast members had just finished laying out tape for some hopscotch. It was actually a very complicated board and they had to teach us how to do it, including a few special jumps I don’t remember from grade school. My daughter and I both gave it a try and had a great time. Even though it was late July and smack in the middle of the busy season in the parks, we still got a decent fastpass return time for Space Mountain after we finished with hopscotch, we didn’t feel as rushed, and we got to talk to a few lovely cast members and enjoy their company.

Parachute games

Parachute games

We have also seen some of these games (mostly hula hoops, but sometimes bean bags and other games that don’t take up a lot of room) at some of the counter service locations in the Magic Kingdom, like at Cosmic Ray’s (at the ends of the register bays) and on the Tomorrowland Terrace (at the far left hand side of the registers, obviously only when the restaurant is operating). There are also games like these available sometimes inside the Land pavilion in Epcot (near Garden Grill). If you would prefer something like checkers, you can find a checker board inside Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.

What other simple, fun games have you seen out for guests to enjoy around the World?

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About Kathy

I'm a lifetime Disney Parks fan who recently (and coincidentally) found herself relocated to Central Florida. These are our adventures visiting the many attractions and exhibits that are all too easy to overlook in favor of the headliner and super-headliner attractions.
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