As most of you know, I am a huge Disney nerd, and it is practically my entire life!!! I’ve only been to Disney World once when I was five years old, and Disneyland about four times! The last time I went to Disneyland was about two years ago, and so much has changed since then! Throughout the years, I’ve watched many vlogs about all the fun things there is to do at Disney that I would like to experience myself one day! So, for today’s post, I will be sharing my Disney Bucket List that includes items I’ve jotted down a while ago and recently added ones that I’ve picked up from some vloggers!
10. Go On a Disney Cruise
I’m not a big fan of ships because I’ve watched Titanic way too many times, and I worry that the ship is going to crash into an iceberg, haha! But I’ve heard good reviews about Disney cruises. I watched Kyle Pallo’s vlogs about his experience aboard the Disney Dream ship and became fascinated with everything from the decor, to the food, to the rooms, to the events planned, to the characters, etc. If it’s Disney, it must be amazing!
9. Meet Ariel and Prince Eric
Ariel is my favorite Disney princess, and it sucks that I never once ran into her at the parks! So, I will make it my mission to find and take a picture with her! I should ask her to give me singing lessons! It wouldn’t hurt to find Eric as well! After all, he is my favorite Disney prince, shocking!
8. Cry while watching Happily Ever After at Walt Disney World
When you go to Disney World, you have to check out Happily Ever After because it’s a must-see fireworks show at the resort! I have the song on my Spotify, and it just fills me with so much joy and warms my heart! The projections on the castle are unreal, and Tinker Bell flying through the sky adds to the special effects! Though I’m not a very sentimental person, we’ll see if this show will be an exception!
7. Attend both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
At least half of this list involves Walt Disney World because there is just so much to do there! One of my favorite vloggers, OlafandOlivia, filmed her experience on the Disney College Program in Fall 2015 and got to attend both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Mery Christmas Party. Not only are there delicious treats, cute holiday overlays on a few attractions, and spectacular firework shows, but rare characters make appearances as well! In past videos, I’ve seen the hyenas from The Lion King, Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Bowler Hat Guy from Meet the Robinsons, and the ghosts from the Haunted Mansion ride! I think it’s worth it, don’t you?
6. Stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Disneyland Resort
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is another thing I picked up from OlafandOliva’s vlogs, and the best part is it’s right next to Disney California Adventure Park! I think the theme of the hotel is gorgeous; I love how they embrace the nature aspects of California. I saw the details in Oliva’s hotel room, and I fell in love with the Chip ‘n’ Dale picture, and the Bambi themed shower curtain in the bathroom! Also, I heard that the hotel has a great pool with a water slide that’s worth checking out!
5. Visit Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park
The last time I went to Disneyland, it was about a month before Pixar Pier opened, so I just missed it, literally! Of course, I was devastated when Paradise Pier closed down back in January 2018, but I was excited about what Pixar Pier had in store for us! The first thing I want to experience there is the Incredicoaster because it contains the same tracks as California Screamin’, which was my favorite attraction at Disney California Adventure Park. The Incredicoaster is extraordinary, and the visuals are better at night!
4. Experience all five versions of “It’s a Small World”
I’m not ashamed to admit that “It’s a Small World” is one of my favorite attractions in all of Disney! According to my research, “It’s a Small World” exists at Disneyland in Anaheim, California; Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida; Tokyo Disneyland; Disneyland Paris; and Hong Kong Disneyland! Each version has some similarities, but they all add their take to this beloved classic!
3. Try a Dole Whip
I know we have dole whips in Hawaii, but I feel like it would be more meaningful to eat one in a Disney park because it’s a popular snack there! Some people like it and some people don’t, but you have to admit, it is a refreshing way to cool down after walking for hours around the parks!
2. Visit the Tokyo Disney Resort
The two reasons why I want to go to the Tokyo Disney Resort is 1) for the merchandise and 2) for Pooh’s Hunny Hunt! Tokyo Disney’s merchandise is just unreal, and they love Duffy and his friends; there’s even a whole store dedicated to them! Pooh’s Hunny Hunt is like a technologically advanced version of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction! Another thing I’m most curious about is at Tokyo DisneySea, there’s this area called Mermaid Lagoon, which was inspired by The Little Mermaid, so, how can I not want to go there?!?!?
1. Ride Expedition Everest at Walt Disney World
The attraction that I’ve been dreaming of checking out for a long time is Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom because I’ve seen documentaries of this attraction in elementary school, and the yeti was what stood out to me the most! I loved the idea of having a broken track and going backwards during the experience! I want to see all of that in person, and I want that yeti to come at me like there’s no tomorrow! I know the yeti hasn’t been living up to its original standards when it first opened, but I have hope that the Disney Imagineers will fix it by the time I get a chance to live out that childhood dream!
As Walt Disney once said, “if you can dream it, you can do it!”
Take care and see ya real soon!