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Old 03-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Four parks 18 lands Challenge, mission accomplished

My son (16) and cousin (12) want to tackle all four parks in one day. Just Visiting all four is too easy and riding every ride in all four parks would be impossible.

My son thinks my suggestion of hitting all four parks with the requirement of riding one ride in each "land" is too easy.

They have their day picked - May 30. EMH morning at DHS. No Late EMH. Hopefully MK will be open until midnight.

Anybody have any suggestions or feedback on a reasonably tough challenge.

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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I would do DHS, AK, Epcot, then MK. I think one ride in each "land" sounds pretty aggressive, as each park has what, about a half-dozen of them at minimum?

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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We did it once. Started at Animal Kingdom, Hollywood, Epcot and ended with Magic Kingdom. Animal Kingdom was early EMH and Magic Kingdom had late EMH. We had just one day and wanted to see all the holiday decoration. I have to add we have been going to Disney World for years and would not recommend all 4 parks in one day.
I suggest you put a time limit for each park and skip any line longer than 30 minutes.
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We did it once. Started at Animal Kingdom, Hollywood, Epcot and ended with Magic Kingdom. Animal Kingdom was early EMH and Magic Kingdom had late EMH. We had just one day and wanted to see all the holiday decoration. I have to add we have been going to Disney World for years and would not recommend all 4 parks in one day.
I suggest you put a time limit for each park and skip any line longer than 30 minutes.
We will be staying on site for two weeks, we will have plenty of time to see and do whatever we want (we visit yearly). We know it is going to be a crazy day, but it will be memorable.

The kids are going meet the challenge, I will be shadowing and helping with fastpasses. With the new policy, fastpasses will be harder to manage for this type of "race against time".
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I would do DHS, AK, Epcot, then MK. I think one ride in each "land" sounds pretty aggressive, as each park has what, about a half-dozen of them at minimum?

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Hey Mesaboy,

I followed along with your posts during your 6 park day. It was a lot of fun to watch. My son wants to taste a little of that excitement. Since we purchased DVC, we have spent a lot of time on site, and we are creating new adventures to keep it fresh.

If I count right, there are 14 "Lands" with rides. If my son adds Echo Lake at DHS as a separate place and separates Future World into East and West he will be at 16 rides minimum.

The worst part of the whole thing is the Studio Back Lot Tour. I tried to convince him that this is not a ride but merely an attraction. But, he says it is a ride and the only one in that land, so he has to ride it. At least he doesn't have to ride the Energy Ride in Epcot. That would really eat into the time.

It will be the first time for me to be in all four parks in one day too. We have been in three lots of times.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:11 PM   #6
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Hey Mesaboy,

I followed along with your posts during your 6 park day. It was a lot of fun to watch. My son wants to taste a little of that excitement. Since we purchased DVC, we have spent a lot of time on site, and we are creating new adventures to keep it fresh.

If I count right, there are 14 "Lands" with rides. If my son adds Echo Lake at DHS as a separate place and separates Future World into East and West he will be at 16 rides minimum.

The worst part of the whole thing is the Studio Back Lot Tour. I tried to convince him that this is not a ride but merely an attraction. But, he says it is a ride and the only one in that land, so he has to ride it. At least he doesn't have to ride the Energy Ride in Epcot. That would really eat into the time.

It will be the first time for me to be in all four parks in one day too. We have been in three lots of times.
My 44yo body was whooped at the end of that day. You guys have youth on your side. I wish you and your son luck!
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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My 44yo body was whooped at the end of that day. You guys have youth on your side. I wish you and your son luck!
Well I am turning 44 on Thursday, and I do not plan on running around like he is. I will be waiting in places like the Dawa Bar, nibbling on cupcakes at Starring Rolls, and enjoying a nice lunch at the Tangierine Cafe. Stuff like that. I will at least visit all four parks.

I think my son and his cousin will be wiped out though! Out of our party of 8, only 2 are willing to make "the commitment" to this! My wife thinks it is crazy.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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I don't get it.

You can physically be in all four parks the same day, but I don't see it being a very enjoyable day. I guess the goal might be just to say you did it?
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IF it were me, I would do it this way...
DHS..TSM, TGMR, StarTours, RnRC (or ToT..whichever is shorter wait)

AK...EE, Dinosaur, Primevil Hurl, maybe Kilamanjaro Safari

Epcot...Soarin', TT, Malestrom, Spaceship Earth on the way out

MK...Space Mt, PoC, BTMMR, Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan,

Sounds like fun...my dd and I may have to try that on our next trip!!!
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Have them take pictures at each attraction as they are either entering or leaving along with a timestamp. Then, have them plot it all out on a park map when you get home so they can document their path. Fellow 44-year-old here who has no interest in attempting it myself
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I don't get it.

You can physically be in all four parks the same day, but I don't see it being a very enjoyable day. I guess the goal might be just to say you did it?
Pretty much. I didn't have to go out of my way or spend much money to pull it off, so that was an additional incentive for me.

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Have them take pictures at each attraction as they are either entering or leaving along with a timestamp. Then, have them plot it all out on a park map when you get home so they can document their path. Fellow 44-year-old here who has no interest in attempting it myself
Good call. It was fun once, but I'm never doing something like that again.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #12
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We've done the 4-park challenge. Wasn't easy and we didn't quite have the same goals. We had 2 goals in mind when we did it. 1. See if it was even possible to visit all 4 parks in one day. 2. Ride at least one major attraction at each park.

We did the parks in this order: AK, EPCOT, DHS, back to EPCOT ending at MK.

We accomplished our 2 goals, but we were dead tired at the end of it all. Goofy4tink gave me a good strategy on another thread if I ever want to try this again. I'll be turning 40 this year, so if I'm going to attempt again, this may be my last time to attempt to do so.

Your DS and cousin will need a good strategy to do it. EMH will help them out and using FP efficiently will definitely help them pull it off. Especially if it's one ride in each land. Youth is on their side and I wish them (and you) the best of luck.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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My wife and I are planning something similar. She's making a list of her 30 favorite things and we are going to try to do them all on her 29th birthday. (29 things for her and one thing for our son who turns 1 two days later. He'll be with his Grandparents, also at Disney, while we are doing this.)

It's not all rides and attractions. For instance, she wants lunch at CHH and dinner at Earl of Sandwich.
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DW and I did a similar challenge a few years back, though we only planned to ride/visit two attractions in each park. However, we did add a challenge to use all possible forms of WDW transportation during the course of our 4-park day (walkway, bus, monorail, ferry, motor launch and whatever else was available).
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:32 PM   #15
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Have them take pictures at each attraction as they are either entering or leaving along with a timestamp. Then, have them plot it all out on a park map when you get home so they can document their path. Fellow 44-year-old here who has no interest in attempting it myself
That is a good idea. They definitely should record their adventure.
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