Please”¦please don’t even think about denying that you have never thought about what I’m about to propose. I won’t believe you.
You know you’ve thought of it.
You know you’ve dreamed about it.
You know you would love to try it”¦.it’s out there just screaming at you”¦can you hear the words?
“Try me”¦c’mon”¦try me.”
What am I talking about?
I’m talking about the idea of visiting all four Walt Disney World theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) in just one day.
Oh if you are saying, “Yo Mike it’s a piece of cake!” then belly up to the table and put on your napkin because I welcome you to bite into this challenge”¦but under my conditions.
Before we put on our walking shoes and head for the parks let’s talk a bit as to the required parameters you should follow in order to, at least in my own mind, “officially” claim this accomplishment.
Let’s first define this challenge and be crystal clear as to all the requirements.
Let’s all agree as to what we will define as a “day” in regards to this particular challenge. Sometimes the definition of “day” is quite different from person to person. Before we start looking at anything else we need to all be on the same page with a definition of a day for this challenge. So here is the deal.
It would be pretty simple and easy to do this challenge by just running into a theme park, visiting the least crowded attractions and then move on to the next theme park”¦ but that’s way too easy and boring.
Well”¦we here at AllEars Challenge Central are not in the boring business so let’s go over the exciting requirements regarding attraction touring for this most interesting challenge.
- Magic Kingdom – Space Mountain (H), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (H), Splash Mountain (H), Haunted Mansion (H), and Pirates of the Caribbean (H). Because of their recent upgrading in the last two years both Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean have been granted Headliner status.
- EPCOT – Spaceship Earth, Soarin’ (H), Test Track (H), Mission:Space (H) and any World Showcase attraction. Keep in mind you cannot use more than one World Showcase attraction for your visit to EPCOT.
- Hollywood Studios – Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (H), Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (H), The Great Movie Ride (H), Star Tours, and Toy Story Mania (Opening this spring).
- Animal Kingdom – Expedition Everest (H), Dinosaur; Kilimanjaro Safaris (H), It’s Tough to Be a Bug, and Kali River Rapids.
So there you have the list of attractions. You have to experience a total of one dozen attractions in less than a day.
You’ll need energy to accomplish this task and eating is also included in the list of requirements for this challenge.
Taking on this challenge requires fuel to get you through quite a long day. Again, as with attractions, you have a choice regarding food. See? I’m easy. You must eat at least two (2) meals during this adventurous day. It’s up to you as to when and where you eat. You may choose a sit-down restaurant or quick-service for any meal. There is a stipulation that you cannot have more than one meal in any one park. No limit on snacks.
The question is what works best for you.
Also, keep in mind that three meals and as many snacks as you require are fine too”¦as long as you have at least two meals during the day
If you were wondering about some other requirements for this challenge there aren’t any. You are free to figure out transportation schemes and again, you may do the parks in any order that works for you.
There are no parade or fireworks requirements and no need to take a photo with any character. You do not need to see any shows, nor shop in any store.
You have enough to do.
Sound like fun?
It could be if you plan it right.
So think about how you’d tackle this little assignment.
Next time I’ll tell you my plan and how I arrived at it.