Sunday, 3 November 2019

284 Four Parks in One Day

Welcome to the show notes for the Disney Dream Girls Podcast, show number 284  for 3rd November 2019.  If you want to listen, whilst reading these notes, just click the player below or alternatively find us on iTunesLibsyn, Stitcher Radio or via any good podcast catching app.

On this week's podcast, Michelle chats with Tommy Allison to review some of the fun activities they did during their Walt Disney World trip in August. Four Parks in One Day For the challenge, we decided to set some rules. These were:
  • One merchandise purchase per park
  • Ride at least one attraction
  • Meet Mickey and Minnie in each park
  • Have our picture taken in front of the park's icon
  • Try a food item - whether a snack, counter service or sit down meal.
We decided to start with Disney Animal Kingdom (DAK), purely because we wanted to end our night at EPCOT and we wanted a late lunch at Disney Hollywood Studios (DHS). So that left the Magic Kingdom and DAK and as DAK opened the earlier we opted to start there.
As we entered, we walked towards the Tree of Life and stopped for a picture before heading off to meet Mickey and Minne. We rode Everest then grabbed a snack from Kusafari Bakery and a coffee from Starbucks. It was here it was decided that the park purchases would be the Starbuck's espresso cups.  
Then, it was time to head on over to the Magic Kingdom to meet Mickey and Minnie! Utilising a breakfast ADR at the Wave, we were able to park at the Contemporary Resort and walk across to the Magic Kingdom.  
After a very magical meet with Mickey and Minnie, we rode the Seven Dwarves Mine Train but alas we were unable to ride Space Mountain as it was not operational. However, we rode the People Mover and got some great shots of the lit-up interior!  
We visited Starbucks for our second espresso cup and had the Peter Pan float (which was delicious). By this time, it was around 1.30pm and we had to make tracks to DHS.
  Upon arrival, we decided to head straight to meet Mickey and Minnie. Unfortunately they did not meet together here but the backdrops and outfits that they wore were amazing.
Our next stop was a late lunch at Sci Fi Diner. I had the buffalo chicken salad (wow it was spicy) and everyone else had burgers. It was nice to sit down and enjoy the movie reel and air conditioning!

Before we left, we dropped by the Tower of Terror and then Starbucks (purchased the third espresso cup) for the amazing carrot cake cookie. Its recipe did change a couple of years back and it is now cakeier but I love it and it can be easily shared between two. 

As the sun began to slink down in the sky, we knew it was time to leave and we were fortunate to grab an on the day Fastpass to meet the characters over at EPCOT. So off we went.

On arrival at EPCOT we had our picture taken by Space Ship Earth and then achieved our last meet and greet of the day. Again, Mickey and Minnie were not meeting together but due to the Fastpass, we had a minimal wait. 

We got our final Starbucks mug and grabbed a School Bread from Kringla Bakeri. We rode Living With The Land and waited out to view Illuminations.  

Our four parks in one day sounds exhausting but it wasn't. We plodded at our own speed and used a plan to ensure we met our aims. Have you tried a similar challenge? We would love to hear from you if you have.  

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