Disney Bucket List

In 50 days I will be heading off to Florida to work for Walt Disney World on the Disney Cultural Exchange Program. If you would like to know more about the program and how to apply click here!

To mark such an exciting day I thought it was about time that I put together my Disney Bucket List.  To get some more inspiration, I ordered the latest Walt Disney World brochure. Included in the brochure is The Little Big Book of Magic.

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It’s a super helpful compact guide for anyone who has never been before as it lists all the attractions for you to tick off over your holiday. My plan is to tick off every single one of these boxes. I have only been to Walt Disney World once in 2013 and we only went for two days. I was spending my summer travelling in America so it was more of a whistle stop tour of Magic Kingdom. Whilst I squeezed a lot into that time, there is still so much of Walt Disney World that I have not experienced. Ideally, I want to do everything. Realistically, I don’t think it’s going to happen… but a girl can try!

I’ve put together a list of my top things to do this summer In case I don’t manage to do ‘everything’.

Parks

  • Get a photo in front of each parks icon (preferably jumping in the air like an idiot)
  • Visit four parks in one day
  • Go to the parks alone
  • Ride the monorail
  • Visit Magic Kingdom
    • Take the boat to Magic Kingdom
    • Be the first in the park
    • Be the last to leave the park
    • Watch Kiss Goodnight
    • Take a photograph on Main Street U.S.A holding the balloons (yes, I am that girl)
    • Ride the Seven Dwarves Mine Train
    • Ride Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain and Space Mountain in one day
    • Visit Enchanted Tales With Belle
    • Watch Wishes from each of the lands
  • Visit Epcot
    • Ride Spaceship Earth
    • Ride Soarin
    • Ride Test Track
    • Visit all the countries in the World Showcase
    • Visit the American Heritage Gallery (I study American History, ok)
    • Ride the new Frozen attraction
    • Watch Illuminations
  • Visit Hollywood Studios
    • Watch Beauty and The Beast – Live on Stage…. at least once (Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney film)
    • Watch Voyage of the Little Mermaid
    • Ride The Great Movie Ride
    • Ride Rock N Rollercoaster
    • Ride Tower of Terror
    • Watch Fantasmic
  • Visit Animal Kingdom
    • Ride Kilimanjaro Safaris in the day and at night
    • Ride Dinosaur
    • Ride Expedition Everest
    • Watch the Tree of Life ‘awakening’
    • Watch the Festival of The Lion King
    • Watch Finding Nemo The Musical
  • Visit at least one of the water parks
  • Watch a movie (preferably Finding Dory) in Disney Springs

Hotels

  • Go resort hopping
  • Watch Wishes from the Polynesian Resort
  • Explore the Grand Floridian
  • Stay-cation (preferably at the Grand Floridian… hello cast member discount)
  • Visit the Boardwalk
  • Visit the Swan and Dolphin

Food

  • Try a dole whip
  • Try the sorbet from L’Artisan Des Glaces in Epcot France Pavillion (I like sorbet, ok)
  • Eat Tonga Toast from Kona Cafe
  • Eat Mickey Waffles
  • Eat Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter
  • Eat at Be Our Guest
  • Eat at Sanna in Kidani
  • Character Dining at 1900 Park Fayre
  • Eat at Prime Time Cafe
  • Buy something from Erin McKennas Bakery in Disney Springs

Merchandise

  • Buy at least one Disney Parks Pandora Charm
  • Buy an Disney Alex and Ani bracelet
  • Buy a pin for each week of the program
  • Buy some Disney artwork

Non-Disney

  • Visit Harry Potter World
    • Get a photo in front of Hogwarts
    • Visit Olivervanders
    • Ride the Hogwarts Express
    • Ride Escape From Gringotts
    • Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
  • Take a trip to the beach
  • Visit LA
  • Visit Disneyland
  • Visit Las Vegas
  • Visit the Grand Canyon

This list has ended up being a bit longer than I had expected, and no doubt I will add more. If you have any suggestions then let me know in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “Disney Bucket List

  1. Noémie says:

    I don’t know about l’artisan des glaces, but the coconut sorbet at the Chefs de France restaurant is the best thing I have ever eaten 🙂

  2. Matt says:

    This is a fantastic list, Annabel! While I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of these, there are certainly a few I need to check off as well. If you need any tips, tricks, pointers, or even some company in checking off some of these goals, let me know!!

    Also, congrats again on getting the position!

      • Matt says:

        I’m sure it’ll be an awesome time! I have friends who have done it and they (mostly) loved their time as CMs. And feel free to get in touch any time! I have tons of somewhat useless info and advice to give haha.

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