FOUR Parks in ONE Day (WDW)

Four Parks in ONE DAY?????

Can it be done?  YES!

Is it for the faint of heart?  A million times, NO!!!!!!

I’m throwing it back to Early 2016 to share my FOUR Parks in ONE Day experience.

I had the opportunity to take on a CRAZY challenge with a friend.  The challenge was to do all four Walt Disney World parks in one day.  It was oh, so fun, and oh, so exhausting!  This endeavor took a lot of planning and forethought to make it work, but IT WORKED!

Our goal:  Visit all 4 Walt Disney World parks in 1 day, and experience as many rides as possible, while also getting a well-rounded park experience (characters, food, etc).

You can see the updates that were made to social media (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) by searching #WDW4Parks1Day.

 

Here’s how the day went…Hang On To Your EARS:

7:45 am – Enter HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

*the park didn’t officially open until 9 am, so we made an early breakfast reservation before park opening, in order to get through the gates pre-opening.

8:20 am – Breakfast Reservation at Hollywood & Vine, Disney Jr. Play ‘n Dine

8:30 am – Meet Doc McStuffins and Jake at Hollywood & Vine

8:50 am – Line up in front of Chinese Theater Stage for Hollywood Studios Rope Drop

8:55 am – ROPE DROP 

                    *When the rope is dropped, Cast Members escort the crowd to the attractions (this is to avoid a stampede at rope drop).

                    *Hollywood Studios’ official opening time on this day was 9:00 am, but the rope was dropped 5 minutes early.

8:56 am – Toy Story Midway Mania!

9:20 am – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!?!?!?!?!

9:30 am – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

10:00 am – Star Tours

10:10 am – Shopping at Watto’s Grotto

10:20 am – Star Wars Launch Bay

10:25 am – Meet a Jawa at Star Wars Launch Bay

10:35 am – Leave HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

10:58 am – Enter EPCOT

11:10 am – The Seas with Nemo & Friends

In the Big Blue World…

11:30 am – Walk through Innoventions to check-out the newest addition, Colortopia!

11:45 am – Test Track

                    *We utilized the Single-Rider Line option to cut down on the wait time.

12:00 pm – China Pavilion:  Lunch at Lotus Blossom Cafe (Quick Service)

12:30 pm – Germany Pavilion:  Model Trains

12:35 pm – American Adventure Pavilion:  Character Meet & Greet 

                    Mickey, Goofy, Chip ‘n Dale, Baloo and Rafiki

                    *This was NOT a scheduled character meet & greet, it was a pop-up, surprise character gathering.  We were definitely in the right place, at the right time!

12:45 pm – France Pavilion:  Dessert at Boulangerie Patisserie 

 YUM!

1:05 pm – Leave EPCOT

                    *Note:  Soarin’ was closed for refurbishment at the time of this #WDW4Parks1Day challenge.

1:35 pm – Enter ANIMAL KINGDOM

1:45 pm – Kilimanjaro Safari

                    *This was our longest pre-ride wait time of the day at 30 minutes.

                    *The ride itself was 22 minutes long.

2:55 pm – Expedition Everest

                    *We utilized the Single-Rider Line option to cut down on the wait time.

3:10 pm – Primeval Whirl

3:35 pm – Dinosaur

3:50 pm – Leave ANIMAL KINGDOM

4:30 pm – Take Monorail from parking to Magic Kingdom front gate.

4:35 pm – Enter MAGIC KINGDOM

4:45 pm – Dinner at Skipper Canteen (Table Service)

                    *At the time of this trip, Skipper Canteen was new, and they were only taking walk-ups (no reservations).

                    *We chose to eat an early dinner in order to miss the dinner crowds, and to give the attraction wait times a chance to come down a bit.

Arepas de Pabellon

5:35 pm – Pirates of the Caribbean

                    *This was our second longest pre-ride wait time of the day at 25 minutes.

6:20 pm – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

6:30 pm – Haunted Mansion

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7:10 pm – it’s a small world


“it’s a world of laughter, a world of tears, it’s a world of hope, and a world of fears…

there’s so much that we share, that it’s time we’re aware, it’s a small world after all”

7:20 pm – Peter Pan’s Flight

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

7:40 pm – Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid

7:50 pm – Dumbo the Flying Elephant

7:55 pm – The Barnstormer

8:00 pm – Mad Tea Party

                    *Wishes (fireworks) began while we were on this ride, and continued through our next ride.

                     *By skipping the fireworks, we were able to enjoy a lot of attractions in a small amount of time, because the crowds had moved to the front of the park.

8:15 pm – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

8:30 pm – Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

Paging Mr. Morrow…Mr. Tom Morrow

8:45 pm – Space Mountain

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

9:00 pm – Snack at The Lunching Pad 

9:30 pm – Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

9:45 pm – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

                    *We utilized a Fast Pass for this attraction.

9:55 pm – Tomorrowland Speedway

10:05 pm – Astro Orbiter

                    *This was our third longest pre-ride wait time of the day at 20 minutes.

10:50 pm – Snack at Aloha Isle

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11:00 pm – The Kiss Goodnight

                    *If you haven’t ever heard about the Magic Kingdom Kiss Goodnight, let me just say, it is absolutely magical.  Yes, I definitely cried!

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11:10 pm – Leave MAGIC KINGDOM

Have YOU ever attempted or would you attempt FOUR Parks in ONE Day?  How was your experience?

To see the stats on this #WDW4Parks1Day adventure, click here.

HAVE A MAGICAL DAY!

~VACATION CANDICE

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