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Old 03-19-2020, 10:05 AM   #71
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Old 03-19-2020, 05:08 PM   #72
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:17 PM   #73
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4 parks isn’t that hard. But this is coming from someone that has done all rides in all 4 parks in one operating day. (Humble brag)

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I remember telling DH that people did the 4 park challenge. We haven’t even done all the rides at one park! We briefly discussed strategy...
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:42 PM   #74
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Who's ready for 4 parks in one day???
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:30 PM   #75
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Yep ready x4 = 1
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:45 PM   #76
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Sounds good to me...
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:08 PM   #77
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One one hand, your TR has been great and a good distraction, on the other hand, it is a bit of a bummer as none of us can go there any time soon.

Bring on the distraction!
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:20 AM   #78
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Late to the party!
Totally enjoyable catching up on your TR!

...you said there’s more?
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:37 AM   #79
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Day 4 -- ALL FOUR PARKS IN ONE DAY???

In case you forgot where we left off, we just had a nice date night of arcades, drinks, dancing, dinner and fireworks. When people ask me why I love Disney so much, it’s times like those. You just can’t do that kind of stuff anywhere else, and while Kat might still be too young to remember it, it is something I will remember for the rest of my life.

Ok – enough sentimental stuff – back to day four!

Today was another bright and early day. We had a PPO breakfast at BOG and IT.WAS.COLD! At least for Orlando. Kat was all bundled up and despite all that, I still had to donate my fleece to keep her warm.
Luckily I’m self insulated.

Here’s a quick pic on the monorail.



And another in front of the castle.



We got into BOG pretty early and were able to grab one of the good spots in the West wing. I absolutely love this room. It was Kat’s first time in this section, so she was really impressed with all of the theatrics.




After breakfast, the plan was to hit up ALL FOUR PARKS IN ONE DAY! I knew it was going to be a long shot after all we had done the past few days, but she was adamant that she wanted to try it.

Some back story -- the original plan called for a nice leisurely half day at magic kingdom, followed by pool time, and then dinner at Cindy’s Castle. However, about a month before the trip, Kat told me that she wanted to ride the Dinosaur ride and the elevator ride (tower of terror) as well. I then asked her if she wanted to try and do all of the parks in one day, and she got super excited to try it. I think part of the reason she was wanting to do it was because I’ve successfully completed the all rides in one day challenge (yes – I did all of the operating (46 at the time) rides in all four parks in one day).



----Another side bar ---
Since the first successful attempt (October 2017), I have tried three more times (April 2018, October 2018, October 2019). 2018 was not a good year for me -- April had some bad luck with the railroad and test track which cost me the victory, and in October of 2018, Dinosaur closed down around noon and never reopened. I finished that run with like 30 minutes to spare I believe...and would have finished that one easily. 2019 test track almost thwarted my run -- but luckily I heard that beautiful roar of cars running the track and finished with something like an hour to go. @tomandrobin and confirm as he was at the parks that day!

----back to our scheduled programming---


So after breakfast, we hit up the carousel




and then hopped in line for 7DMT prior to park opening.






We had one of the first 7DMT rides that morning, but then had to bounce over to DAK in order to make our first fastpass of the day. Check out the line to get in!!!



I’m not joking when I say we cut it close, because our FP for NRJ were from 9am to 10 am, and we scanned in right at 10:14 am (you get a 15 min grace period).


From there, we headed out of Pandora on our way to Africa. Check out this line for FOP!!! This is the trail leading to Africa from Pandora -- it stretched REALLLLLLLLLLY far.



In Africa, we watched the Festival of the Lion King – which is probably my favorite show in the whole park. It’s so well done. And even better, the CM asked us if we wanted to sit in one of the front rows!!! YES PLEASE!



By this point, it was about 11:30 and we had a FP for Mickey/Minnie outpost; however, Kat had already passed out in the stroller on the walk over from FOTLK. Rather than poke the bear, I figured it was time to head out…but not before I grabbed a picture in front of the tree!



Kat slept the whole time we were waiting for a bus…and she slept a good chunk of the bus ride to DHS. She definitely had hit the Disney wall at this point.




As we were rolling into DHS, it was about 12:30 and at this point, I knew things were about to get rough. Kat was practically passed out and was begging to just stay on the bus so we could go to our hotel room. I informed her that the bus did not go to our hotel room, so we would have to get out and get on another bus. Needless to say, she was not too thrilled about that.



So I then told her…”hey, just get in the stroller, and I’ll wheel you around until we get back to the hotel.”

Yes, that’s right! I wasn’t going to let a sleeping child deter me from hitting up all four parks in one day. So after debarking the bus and loading her into the stroller, I confidently strolled (see what I did there?)...



...into DHS and got a quick Photopass picture of us in front of the Chinese Theater



and immediately reversed course and made the one mile trek to the International Gateway. HEY -- IT COUNTS!



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Old 03-26-2020, 10:38 AM   #80
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CONTINUED FROM LAST POST...

Unfortunately I missed the turn for the walkway with all of the construction and ended up having to go off-roading and, literally cut through a portion of the woods. Luckily, Kat was a good sport about it.

As we were on our way to Epcot, I was able to snag a couple FPs for Frozen…presuming that she’d wake up at some point and might want to ride it.



The only problem was that the FPs weren’t for another hour or so. With her fast asleep, I figured that I would use this opportunity to take pictures of Kat sleeping around the world.



Wait – that doesn’t sound good.

NAPPING around the world. There. That sounds much better!

Here she is NAPPING at the various countries.
























She regained her mental faculties somewhere around China – and she instantly remembered that I promised her the Sven doll if she behaved. Naturally I told her no!

Who are we kidding???

I totally bought it for her.

In all seriousness, she had been pretty well behaved, and I had promised her that I would get her the doll if she was good – so I wasn’t a COMPLETE pushover. I mean -- how can you say no to that face???



Oddly enough though – she had no interest in going on the frozen ride



(it’s not like that was a hard FP to get or anything – I only had to refresh every 5 seconds for half a mile), so we made our way to the front of the park to hit up the monorail.

Of course, before leaving, we had to take a few more pictures to commemorate our day of going into all four parks!





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