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Old 08-07-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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WDW & Universal in the same day, can it be done?

Ok I might be losing my mind here & that is very possible but i'm trying to accomplish something completely different from anything else i've ever attempted in the parks. I'm posting this on both forums since I don't know who will respond & I need as much help as I can to do this but i'm planning on all 4 WDW parks, Universal & IOA in the same day & finishing up with the Live Impact Wrestling taping then having dinner at Hard Rock before heading back to AoA.
I need help to accomplish this task & here is the information.

1. EMH at Magic Kingdom at 8 am lets me get Buzz Lightyear & Philharmagic in very early. I'm trying to hit a motion simulator/3D/shooting attraction in every park if possible.

2. Hollywood Studios is of course Toy Story Mania & Muppets

3. I have a 12:15 lunch reservation at Le Cellier & need to hit Captain EO & Sum of all Thrills to accomplish the park.

4. Not sure if i'm able to hit Animal Kingdom or not as it would be Dinosaur & It's Tough to be a Bug if I can.

5. I want to be heading to Universal before 3 pm & need to pick up my VIP Ticket for Impact at the SAC at that point plus Despicable Me & MiB to finish that park.

6. I need to do Spiderman to finish IOA as its both a 3D & motion simulator so that covers them both, maybe Forbidden Journey if I have the time.

7. I need to be in the Impact line by 5ish to accomplish my complete goal.

There's all my rules, any ideas of a touring plan would be appreciated. TIA!
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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Ok I might be losing my mind here & that is very possible but i'm trying to accomplish something completely different from anything else i've ever attempted in the parks. I'm posting this on both forums since I don't know who will respond & I need as much help as I can to do this but i'm planning on all 4 WDW parks, Universal & IOA in the same day & finishing up with the Live Impact Wrestling taping then having dinner at Hard Rock before heading back to AoA.
I need help to accomplish this task & here is the information.

1. EMH at Magic Kingdom at 8 am lets me get Buzz Lightyear & Philharmagic in very early. I'm trying to hit a motion simulator/3D/shooting attraction in every park if possible.

2. Hollywood Studios is of course Toy Story Mania & Muppets

3. I have a 12:15 lunch reservation at Le Cellier & need to hit Captain EO & Sum of all Thrills to accomplish the park.

4. Not sure if i'm able to hit Animal Kingdom or not as it would be Dinosaur & It's Tough to be a Bug if I can.

5. I want to be heading to Universal before 3 pm & need to pick up my VIP Ticket for Impact at the SAC at that point plus Despicable Me & MiB to finish that park.

6. I need to do Spiderman to finish IOA as its both a 3D & motion simulator so that covers them both, maybe Forbidden Journey if I have the time.

7. I need to be in the Impact line by 5ish to accomplish my complete goal.

There's all my rules, any ideas of a touring plan would be appreciated. TIA!
Answered you in the TPAS thread, but I did something similar last November. The hard part for you is being done by 5:00p. Details in the link in my sig.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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If you're going this Sunday I expect to see you sleeping at Impact. That's a lot of parks!
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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The date is September 20. I have no vehicle & I was thinking I might just do one attraction in each park to save time if I have to. Buzz will take no time, Toy Story will be eat most of the time, Dinosaur is usually a walk on & I doubt Mission Space will take long at all. Eating at Le Cellier by myself shouldn't take that much time in the long run so I hope to be headed to Universal by the latest 3 or is it still 3:45 according to Mears. I need a successful touring plan to make this work. Any & all help would be appreciated.
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The date is September 20. I have no vehicle & I was thinking I might just do one attraction in each park to save time if I have to. Buzz will take no time, Toy Story will be eat most of the time, Dinosaur is usually a walk on & Sum of all Thrills won't take long at all. Eating at Le Cellier by myself shouldn't take that much time in the long run so I hope to be headed to Universal by the latest 3 or is it still 3:45 according to Mears. I need a successful touring plan to make this work. Any & all help would be appreciated.
You are more ambitious than I am and obviously have more energy.

I think if you dropped the lunch at Le Cellier, you will be time ahead. Why not just grab a snack or something quick and then have a nice dinner after the taping?

I don't know what to say to help. I would never attempt what you are trying to do so all I can say is good luck.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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I understand Le Cellier can be time consuming but that is why i'm trying to have everything else done by then so I can call Mears & head from Epcot straight to getting on the Mears shuttle. It's a challenge I know but I know I can do this & when i'm exhausted & eating dinner at HRC at the end, i'll be very happy I did.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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I understand Le Cellier can be time consuming but that is why i'm trying to have everything else done by then so I can call Mears & head from Epcot straight to getting on the Mears shuttle. It's a challenge I know but I know I can do this & when i'm exhausted & eating dinner at HRC at the end, i'll be very happy I did.
If you realistically add up the time it takes to 'do' the attractions you've mentioned and factor in using onsite transportation you're a good 2 to 3 hours off, sorry.

If you edit each park to 1 attraction (and hope that the standby line to TSM) is under an hour you might make it.

Despite the EMH at MK I'd be @ MGM for rope drop and bolt to TSM, then go to MK. The 2 rides you've picked shouldn't have long lines and you might be able to grab a FP for Buzz Lightyear, then to Philharmonic.

LeCellier often has long wait times before being seated and service can be slow. I'd go with lunch at Mythos

Unless you've bought the U tix that include the shuttle, i'd go with a taxi

Make sure to come back and post your final itinerary, then again when you get back to let us know if you achieved it, good luck.
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can't imagine why you would want to try it -also don't think it can be done, but maybe. I think if you cut out the lunch thing you have a better chance -why would you waste 1-1 1/2 hours out of this crazy plan on lunch? I'd finish Epcot and grab a burger and keep walking at Universal..... plus you need to transfer with buses? if you're lucky,maybe. But realistically,probably not,and stay sane.
transferring from studios to Mk could take a solid hour alone.....hope you're a fast walker.....
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for instance, lunch @ 12:15- could take till 1:30 or 2- then go stand in line for EO-15 mins-watch show-1/2 hr/....walk to Innov. stand in line/ride the ride 45 mins/.....with the distances,plus getting to wherever your taxi is...you'd better be running.
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I think your lunch at Epcot blows your plan. I would finish the WDW parks grab your transportation to Universal and eat there. Also think unless you grab a cab you are wasting a huge chunk of time.
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I agree with the why? Why would you want to do this?

If you are only going to have a day, why spend half that day running around?

If it was me, I'd just spend the day at Universal/IOA and get a lot more rides in and have a lot more fun without having to rush all over the place.

I was there for Disney food and wine one year and wanted to head over to MGM for 2-3 rides. That alone took 3 hours.
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Not the OP, can't answer for him. My best commando days I wouldn't tackle such a schedule. There's a certain cachet to it...a one time achievement of quantity of theme parks per day over quality...of hitting 4 (or 6 in this case) parks in a day would give one some bragging rights of sorts. imo a bit indulgent and to excess, ala drinking around the world in Epcot, but not that uncommon to attempt.

If it makes the OP happy, I say go for it but do the leg work (as this post is) to try and refine one's itinerary to increase likelihood of success.
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Definitely know this is quite the task. As of right now I have changed it to one attraction at each park. I am looking to have everything done to head over to Universal by 2:20 in order to finish everything in plenty of time.

The thing is i'm planning on a full day on the 21st(my birthday) at Universal including HHN. I heard Impact was taping throughout September so this all started with the idea to go to Impact Live then I decided what it would take to to do all 6 parks in 1 day on the 20th.

I am a major planner & i'm looking forward to attempting this. I know it is doable & I know I can do it, I just have to make it happen.

Eating at Le Cellier by myself with no dessert helps considerably to be able to get in & out. It's also about hitting my two favorite restaurants in the same day, book ending a very successful commando mission.

AoA to MK- Buzz Lightyear
MK Monorail to TTC then DHS- Toy Story Mania
DHS to AK- Dinosaur
AK to Epcot- Mission Space & Le Cellier Lunch at 12:15(Hopefully by Noon if possible)
Epcot to AoA & get on Mears Shuttle to Universal
Universal to get Power Pass & HHN ticket, pick up Impact VIP Ticket at SAC & MiB
IOA for Spiderman
Back to UO for Impact Tapings lining up at 5
Impact Tapings until 10
Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
Back on Mears Transportation around 12:20 unless I can get done earlier to catch the 11:20 back.
Back to AoA for sleep to get up early to go back to Universal all day the next day.

I'm exhausted just considering this but I cannot wait to be able to do it. Gonna be a long, fun & rewarding day.
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this will be one birthday you'll never forget!
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