So yeah, this is what happens when I don’t get any sleep. I tell my husband “Hey, now that you’ve got a job with no on-call, let’s take one day and do the most crazy thing you can think of”. All MK attractions in one day? Nah, that’s been done. Four parks in one day? Yawn. No, I want something so insane that even the pros start recommending therapists.
Not that long ago, I heard someone ask how to best see the resort decorations for the holidays, and mention was made about the Monorail Loop and the Crescent Lake resorts, but no love was given to any of the other resorts. I got to thinking, wouldn’t it be neat to see the decorations at all of the resorts – and wouldn’t it be cool to do it all in one day.
We’ve been planning things out, and we’re looking to do Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Studios, and Animal Kingdom, plus the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge: Kidani, Animal Kingdom Lodge: Jambo, Swan, Dolphin, Boardwalk, Yacht Club, Beach Club, Pop, Art of Animation, all three All Stars, Downtown Disney, Saratoga Springs, Old Key West, Port Orleans (both French Quarter and Riverside), Caribbean Beach, and Coronado Springs. We decided to not add Shades of Green, Four Seasons, or any of the Bonnet Creek resorts to the list because they aren’t really what people immediately think of by “Disney resort”, and we did not add Fort Wilderness on there, because there’s so much decor from different people staying at the campsites that it really justifies its own trip.
I’m planning to live tweet about the whole experience, and if I survive it, may write up a recap of it all.
The big question I have – for people who might consider trying to do this in the future, would you be likely to do it only if you had your own car or is this something you’d want to see attempted with Disney transportation? It’s a challenge using Disney transportation exclusively because there is no resort–>resort transportation. We managed to get an awesome plan worked out for everything but Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs without major backtracking. Working the timing of it all, with Disney transportation, if we started at 6:30 AM, we would be able to finish before 9 PM. If we used our own car for some of the trip, we’d be able to shave off some time to really get to see the decorations instead of running by with cameras snapping.
We’re (theoretically) game to try either method…but which would be more useful to someone attempting to do this in the future: Disney transportation exclusively or going on the assumption that you’ll have your own car for some of the one-off resorts?
And a part B question – is this something that anyone but us would be interested to follow along, if nothing more than for the train wreck potential?