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Old 05-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Talking Disney Bucket List

I just finished working on my Disney bucket list, and I'd love everyone's opinions on here! I've been to Disney once before (December, 2012), but I was accepted to the Disney College Program for Fall, 2013 so I'll have five months to knock out a bunch of these.

Am I missing anything on my list? Anything you think I should take off? Let the thoughts/opinions flow!
  1. Give someone a magical experience (while working).
  2. Ride all of the rides/see every show in The Magic Kingdom (bonus if doing them all in one day).
  3. Ride all of the rides/see every show in Epcot (bonus if doing them all in one day).
  4. Ride all of the rides/see every show in Hollywood Studios (bonus if doing them all in one day).
  5. Ride all of the rides/see every show in the Animal Kingdom (bonus if doing them all in one day).
  6. Find at least one Hidden Mickey in every resort (Pop Century, All Star Sports, All Star Music, All Star Movies, Art of Animation Resort, Port Orleans French Quarter, Port Orleans Riverside, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Contemporary, Old Key West, Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Saratoga Springs, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk).
  7. Spend An ENTIRE Day At Each Park From Open To Close.
  8. Visit all four parks in one day.
  9. Visit all six parks in one day (Florida and California).
  10. Visit DisneyQuest.
  11. Visit Universal Studios Florida.
  12. Visit Universal Studios Islands of Adventure.
  13. Visit Busch Gardens.
  14. Visit SeaWorld Orlando.
  15. Visit the Kennedy Space Center (bonus for seeing a rocket launch).
  16. Collect maps from every park, the Boardwalk, Downtown Disney, and DisneyQuest.
  17. Ride all the "mountains" in one day.
  18. Visit a water park.
  19. Spend a day in each park but don’t ride any rides -- just enjoy the magic.
  20. Witness Opening And Closing Ceremonies at each park.
  21. Collect every ride’s fastpass.
  22. Visit a beach (no, I've never been to a beach. Ever)
  23. Start an evening by watching the sunset on a beach on the west coast of Florida, and end it by watching the sunrise on a beach on the east coast.
  24. See Wishes, Illuminations, and Fantasmic! in one night.
  25. Watch Fantastmic! up close.
  26. Ride Big Thunder Mountain during Wishes.
  27. Ride Splash Mountain during Wishes.
  28. Watch Wishes From The Beach Of The Polynesian.
  29. Watch Wishes from the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party.
  30. Eat at Rose and Crown during Illuminations.
  31. Pick Up The Payphone In Epcot’s England Pavilion.
  32. Get a haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop.
  33. Actually go see The Hall of Presidents.
  34. Go on a date to Magic Kingdom.
  35. Get a kiss during Wishes.
  36. Take a picture with Mickey in 5 of his different costumes.
  37. Spend a night at Jellyrolls
  38. Send a postcard from inside the park.
  39. See the sun rise and set in all four parks.
  40. Watch a movie under the stars at a resort
  41. Attend the Jiko Wine Tasting
  42. Drink around the world, and remember it (Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, Morocco, France, Canada).
  43. Buy a souvenir from every country.
  44. Spend a rainy day at the parks.
  45. Ride Splash Mountain in the rain.
  46. Eat a turkey leg (bonus if able to finish it)
  47. Get access to the Cast Member forum on the DISBoards.
  48. Visit Fort Wilderness Cabins during Halloween.
  49. Celebrate my actual birthday at WDW (November 27).
  50. Go to Disney World on New Years Eve (like I’ll have the day off rolls eyes).
  51. Get a group to dress as Disney characters and go to MNSSHP.
  52. Ride an attraction twice or more in a row without getting off.
  53. Get an ears hat with my name.
  54. See a show at House of Blues in Downtown Disney.
  55. Bowl at Splitsville.
  56. Eat a Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream.
  57. Golf at least one of the mini golf courses.
  58. Go down Summit Plummet.
  59. Be in a parade.
  60. Attend the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
  61. Be a Galactic Hero on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
  62. Be an extra in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  63. Go in the hot air balloon at Downtown Disney.
  64. Have my joke be told on Monsters Inc Laugh Floor
  65. Know “that guy” at Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.
  66. Be the rebel spy on Star Tours.
  67. Do a fireworks cruise
  68. Watch a rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center.
  69. Ride Space Mountain with the lights on.
  70. Get evacuated from a ride.
  71. Ride an attraction with a character.
  72. See the Christmas Candlelight Processional
Things already done:
  • Eat a Dole Whip.
  • Attend A Very Merry Christmas Party.
  • Meet every Princess.
  • Attend Cirque du Soleil.
  • Start a collection of Disney pins.
  • Drink every soda at Club Cool.?
  • Snorkel in the Epcot aquarium (Seas Aqua Tour)
  • See the Osbourne Family Lights.
  • Witness a proposal.
  • Spend an evening doing a monorail crawl of all the monorail resorts
  • Do a character breakfast
  • Get ride photos from every ride that has on-ride cameras
  • Watch Wishes from the roof of the Contemporaty Resort
  • Pick a Peral in Japan in Epcot

(*, **, *** = must try
bold, underlined, and italicized = completed!)

Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest (dinner)
Cinderella's Royal Table (signature) (breakfast)
Crystal Palace (lunch)
Liberty Tree Tavern (lunch)
The Plaza Restaurant
Tony's Town Square Restaurant

World Showcase:
Akershus Royal Banquet (breakfast)
*Chefs de France
*La Hacienda de San Angel
Le Cellier (signature) (dinner)
**Monsieur Paul (signature)
Nine Dragons
Restaurant Marrakesh
**Rose and Crown
*San Angel Inn
*Teppan Edo
Tokyo Dining
**Tutto Italia
Via Napoli (lunch)

Future World:
Coral Reef
*Garden Grill

Hollywood Studios
50's Prime Time Cafe (lunch)
**Dine with an Imagineer (various restaurants)
Hollywood and Vine
Hollywood Brown Derby (signature)
**Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater (dinner)

Animal Kingdom
Rainforest Cafe (optional - chain restaurant)
Tusker House (breakfast)
**Yak and Yeti

Animal Kingdom Lodge:
**Jiko (signature)

Beach Club:
Cape May Cafe

Big River Grille and Brewing
ESPN Club (optional - chain restaurant) (dinner)
Flying Fish Cafe (Signature)

Caribbean Beach:

California Grill (signature) (dinner)
Chef Mickey's
The Wave

Coronado Springs:
Maya Grill

Bluezoo (signature)
**Shula's Steakhouse (signature)
The Dolphin Fountain

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground:
*Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue (Dinner Show)
Mickey's Backyard BBQ (Dinner Show)
Trail's End Restaurant

Grand Floridian:
1900 Park Fare
Citricos (signature)
Grand Floridian Cafe
Narcoossee (signature)
***Victoria and Alberts (signature)

Old Key West:
Olivia's Cafe

*Kona Cafe
Ohana (dinner)
Spirit of Aloha (Dinner show)

Port Orleans:
Boatwright's Dining Hall

Saratoga Springs:
The Turf Club Grill

Garden Grove
Il Mulino (signature)

Wilderness Lodge:
**Artist Point (signature)
Whispering Canyon Cafe

Yacht Club:
Beaches and Cream
Captain's Grille
Yachtsman Steakhouse (signature)

Downtown Disney
AMC Dine-In Theater (optional - chain restaurant)
Bongos Cuban Cafe
Cap'n Jack's
Earl of Sandwich (QS, but a must try)
Fulton's Crab House (signature)
Paradiso 37
Planet Hollywood (dinner)
Raglan Road
Rainforest Cafe (optional - chain restaurant)
T-Rex Cafe (dinner)
*Wolfgang Puck Cafe - The Cafe
**Wolfgang Puck Cafe - The Dining Room (signature)
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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Here are a few I would add to a bucket list:
  • Do every backstage/specialty tour
  • Stay at at every resort
  • Go on the Wanyama Safari at AKL
  • Attend every special event at the F&W Festival
  • Watch Wishes from the Contemporary
  • Watch Wishes from the Grand Floridian
  • Watch Wishes will on the ferry to or from the Wilderness Lodge or the Poly/GF
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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Great list! Have you done the shark tank at Typhoon Lagoon? Loved it!

Have you taken any of the park tours? If not, add some to your list! My husband and son did the Future World one last summer and loved it!

Best of luck to you!
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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Wow, that is an awesome and well put together list! I love the "be that guy" for monsters inc and be the rebel spy on star tours ones!
2011: WDW: Married at Polynesian, stayed at Coronado.
2012: DL: March, WDW: August (All Star Movies)
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:42 PM   #5
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Thanks so much! These are some awesome suggestions!
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