If you are a Disney fan, you probably heard of the 4 parks 1 day challenge. On my last trip I took on the challenge. My goal was to do two rides, have something to eat, and of course a picture in front of the icon.
I boarded the Animal Kingdom bus from the Polynesian at 6:49, which was a little later than I wanted to as I was not using Genie plus or buying Individual Lightning Lanes for Animal Kingdom. They had not let guests into the park when I arrived but I was definitely a ways from the front of the line. Early entry for resort guests was 7:30 AM. The line for Flight of Passage was long but I was walking under the queue clock at 7:40 and off the ride by 8:13 and headed right to Kilimanjaro Safari. The posted wait time was 15 minutes but I was able to walk right on. I grabbed coffee and a breakfast sandwich at Starbucks Creature Comforts and enjoyed a fairly quiet park. I walked around some shops before leaving. Park to park buses do not start running til 10 so about that time I headed to the bus to Hollywood Studios.
I arrived at Hollywood Studios at 10:23. I made my first Lightning Lane for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway for 10:30 so by the time I arrived inside it was time to ride. As soon as I scanned through I made my selection for Toy Story Mania at 12. I enjoyed an Ace Space Cider from Baseline Tap House and grabbed a Mickey pretzel from one of the carts. I stopped to meet Edna Mode, check out some shops, before heading to the Skyliner to Epcot.
I had booked a Lightning Lane for Soarin’. At 2:30 I went ahead and rode Soarin with my LL then had lunch at Connections Cafe. I walked on Spaceship Earth to thank the Phoenicians. It is an easy ride on the monorail from Epcot to Magic Kingdom.
Transferred at the Transportation Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom monorail and I was walking down Main Street at 4:10. My LL for Big Thunder was not till 5:30 so I had time to wander around and take some pictures. I checked out the progress over Tiana’s Bayou Adventure when it opens this summer. I rode Pirates of the Caribbean with LL at 6:30 and immediately made a LL for Small World and rode that right away. At 7:00 AM that morning I purchased an Individual Lightning Lane for Tron for 7:00 PM so I could ride it at night. I was off by 7:30 and heading out of the park by 7:50 to meet friends for dinner at the Polynesian!
I don’t track steps but I am sure I walked several miles. By using Genie Plus I was able to ride some of the most popular attractions. I had a blast and would totally do it again. Have questions about my 4 parks 1 day challenge or interested in my assistance with your Walt Disney World vacation? Email me at Jennifer@MagicalAdventuresTravel.com
As a travel advisor it is important to me to experience what I recommend and book for my clients. In 2023 I was fortunate to travel quite a bit!
Club Level is offered at many different resorts and can be also called concierge. I have enjoyed this option at Disney World, Disneyland, Universal Orlando, and Beaches Turks and Caicos.
By booking a Club Level room you are given access to the club or concierge lounge. In the lounge you will also find the concierge desk. There you will get personalized assistance for any special requests, dining or activity bookings, or any questions you may have.
The biggest advantage though is the food and beverages that come with this type of room. Mornings you will be served breakfast with juices and specialty coffees. Mid day you will have light snacks like chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, veggies and dip, as well as packaged snacks you can take with you. In the evening you will have heavy appetizers that can very well be made into a meal as well as alcoholic beverages for adults. Later that night is dessert and usually cordials.
Another benefit of club level is the staff gets to know you by name. Every morning at the Disneyland hotel cast member, Robert, made my daughter a mocha latte. By booking club level you do not need to purchase outside groceries or alcohol which can be a money saver.
I would love to share more about club level options at the various resorts or ships that it is available. Contact me at Jennifer@magicaladventurestravel.com
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