4 parks/1 day/1 attraction challenge!

apxstitch

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jun 7, 2018
I haven't been to WDW in 20 years and I have this idea on my last full day to hop between all 4 parks, riding my favorite attraction in each park before ending the day at Hollywood Studios with Fantasmic. I have my FP booked for the end of the day at Hollywood Studios because it's very important for me to go on Alien Saucers and Tower of Terror at night. I also want a great seat for Fantasmic, I missed out on seeing it 20 years ago and don't plan on missing it this time. Please let me know if this is crazy! I'm travelling solo and there is no magic hours but I plan to arrive early at Animal Kingdom.

Expedition Everest
Bus to Magic Kingdom
Haunted Mansion
Monorail to Epcot
Test Track or Frozen (if Test Track is down)
Boat to Hollywood Studios
Slinky Dog Dash

FP # 1 Alien Saucers 5:00-6:00
FP # 2 Tower of Terror 6:10-7:10
FP # 3 Fantasmic Arrive 7:20-7:35

I'm scared I won't ever get to go again and I want to say "goodbye" to all the parks on my last full day. I'm saying an extra long goodbye to the Magic Kingdom on my last half day.
 

adamreisinger

10+ Year Castmember
Joined
Nov 26, 2013
I did something similar on New Year's Day last year, starting at MK, hopping to AK, then Epcot, then finishing at Hollywood Studios, where I wanted to spend most of the day. When you're by yourself, then it's easy to make use of the single rider lines at Expedition Everest and Test Track, which will help you get everything done. I had my own car, which made transportation between the parks easy, but you should be able to rely on the bus system, and if your goal is just to do at least one attraction at each park, you should have plenty of time to get it done.
 

LSUfan4444

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 9, 2005
I wouldnt call it crazy...it's your ticket and if thats how you want to spend it to have a good time then it's not crazy at all. I wouldn't chose to spend a one day park hopper ticket with as much (or more) time on disney transportation than on attractions but we all have our own ideas of fun so go for it..

One thing I might suggest though is to consider Uber from Animal Kingdom to MK (have it drop you off at the contemporary then walk to MK) and it is almost always faster to walk from Epcot to Hollywood Studios than to use a friendship boat.
 
  • disneygirlsng

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 16, 2017
    I think you'll be able to get a lot more done than even what you have listed if you would like. Transportation between parks really does not take much time at all. I did this earlier this year and it was the best day I've ever had at Disney! I was solo and was able to bounce between rides all day. Though I would say that having your FPs at the end of the day would be a disadvantage. Unless you are set on those rides as must-dos, I would start your FPs much much earlier in the day, that way you can keep getting more all day long for your favorites. FPs tend to be pretty easy to get throughout the day as a single person.

    I think this is a great way to spend the last day of your trip!
     

    HockeyMomNH

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Aug 7, 2008
    You can do it, no problem. Last Feb my daughter and I did a four park day after running the half marathon. We ate our way around the parks. :-)

    In May for Mother's Day we did all my favorite rides in 6 parks. We started at Universal in the morning and then moved to Disney that day. There were four of us. Me, DH and my 2 adult children. We did have a car in May, but in Feb we just used Disney transportation.
     

    bebec22

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    I have a solo trip planned for January and I am doing 4 parks in 1 day! I plan on doing at least 3 rides in each park and taking a photo in front of each park's icon. This is my rough itinerary:

    AK EMH - rope drop FoP then ride EE and Dinosaur. Bus to HS.
    HS - use FP's - hoping for SDD, Rn'R (or single rider) and ToT. Walk or boat to Epcot.
    Epcot - grab same day FP's for whatever I can. Monorail to MK.
    MK - grab same day FP's for whatever I can. I'd love to do all 3 mountains. End night with HEA.

    I'm staying at Yacht Club so I may stop at my room for a quick rest after HS. I'm so excited!
     

    mi*vida*loca

    Collect memories, not things
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2008
    We are also doing it next month at the end of our trip. Our plan is to do 2 rides, meet Mickey and get a picture in front of the icon at each park.

    I originally had us doing AK, DHS, EP, MK PM EMH. I wanted to do another night at AK (I LOVE AK at night) so I switched it to:

    DHS
    Epcot
    rest back at our resort (BWV so an easy walk from Epcot)
    AK with FP+
    MK PM EMH
     
  • Oneanne

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Apr 21, 2014
    When I did it my routing was AK (Early EMH), bus to DHS, boat to EPCOT, monorail to MK. My criteria was to do three attractions, eat something and get my picture taken in each park. It was a blast and I actually made it to MK several hours earlier than I had planned.

    So no, you aren't crazy! Have a fabulous time!
     

    Flamingeaux

    If I am posting I am at work dreaming about Disney
    Joined
    Nov 21, 2013
    When I did it my routing was AK (Early EMH), bus to DHS, boat to EPCOT, monorail to MK. My criteria was to do three attractions, eat something and get my picture taken in each park. It was a blast and I actually made it to MK several hours earlier than I had planned.

    So no, you aren't crazy! Have a fabulous time!
    This was our plan but we were able to get FPs for SDD at 2:35 so we had to change our rotation to AK-EP-DHS-MK.
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    I did something similar on New Year's Day last year, starting at MK, hopping to AK, then Epcot, then finishing at Hollywood Studios, where I wanted to spend most of the day. When you're by yourself, then it's easy to make use of the single rider lines at Expedition Everest and Test Track, which will help you get everything done. I had my own car, which made transportation between the parks easy, but you should be able to rely on the bus system, and if your goal is just to do at least one attraction at each park, you should have plenty of time to get it done.
    That's awesome! Thanks for your feedback :)
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    I wouldnt call it crazy...it's your ticket and if thats how you want to spend it to have a good time then it's not crazy at all. I wouldn't chose to spend a one day park hopper ticket with as much (or more) time on disney transportation than on attractions but we all have our own ideas of fun so go for it..

    One thing I might suggest though is to consider Uber from Animal Kingdom to MK (have it drop you off at the contemporary then walk to MK) and it is almost always faster to walk from Epcot to Hollywood Studios than to use a friendship boat.
    Great ideas with the Uber and walking! Thanks
     
  • Pmlocke

    Peter Locke
    Joined
    Aug 1, 2014
    I did it 5 years ago on my 60th birthday and did 2 rides in each park and never used a fast pass. Used the wdw bus transportation as well. Have fun.
     

    dakotix

    DIS Dad #852 from Central Massachusetts
    Joined
    Jul 12, 2012
    Ha did this a couple years ago. Was fun but exhausting.
     

    RedSox68

    Just working to pay for cruising
    Joined
    Mar 16, 2009
    We did this for my birthday in 2014. Our goals in each park were: 2 attractions/rides, buy a pin, picture with an icon or character, and eat something (Crystal Palace in MK, Chicken nuggets on the run in AK, candy bar from UK in
    Epcot, and dinner at Prime time in HS). Started at MK because it had early opening. It was a great experience and we were all proud we did it. Have fun.
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    I think you'll be able to get a lot more done than even what you have listed if you would like. Transportation between parks really does not take much time at all. I did this earlier this year and it was the best day I've ever had at Disney! I was solo and was able to bounce between rides all day. Though I would say that having your FPs at the end of the day would be a disadvantage. Unless you are set on those rides as must-dos, I would start your FPs much much earlier in the day, that way you can keep getting more all day long for your favorites. FPs tend to be pretty easy to get throughout the day as a single person.

    I think this is a great way to spend the last day of your trip!
    Thanks for the FP tip. I'm going to rethink my day.
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    You can do it, no problem. Last Feb my daughter and I did a four park day after running the half marathon. We ate our way around the parks. :-)

    In May for Mother's Day we did all my favorite rides in 6 parks. We started at Universal in the morning and then moved to Disney that day. There were four of us. Me, DH and my 2 adult children. We did have a car in May, but in Feb we just used Disney transportation.
    Thanks and I have to add that i LOVE your cakes! Amazing work :)
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    I have a solo trip planned for January and I am doing 4 parks in 1 day! I plan on doing at least 3 rides in each park and taking a photo in front of each park's icon. This is my rough itinerary:

    AK EMH - rope drop FoP then ride EE and Dinosaur. Bus to HS.
    HS - use FP's - hoping for SDD, Rn'R (or single rider) and ToT. Walk or boat to Epcot.
    Epcot - grab same day FP's for whatever I can. Monorail to MK.
    MK - grab same day FP's for whatever I can. I'd love to do all 3 mountains. End night with HEA.

    I'm staying at Yacht Club so I may stop at my room for a quick rest after HS. I'm so excited!
    What an awesome plan! I love it :)
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    We are also doing it next month at the end of our trip. Our plan is to do 2 rides, meet Mickey and get a picture in front of the icon at each park.

    I originally had us doing AK, DHS, EP, MK PM EMH. I wanted to do another night at AK (I LOVE AK at night) so I switched it to:

    DHS
    Epcot
    rest back at our resort (BWV so an easy walk from Epcot)
    AK with FP+
    MK PM EMH
    Now I definitely need to add a picture in front of each park icon to my list! Awesome idea :)
     

    apxstitch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Jun 7, 2018
    When I did it my routing was AK (Early EMH), bus to DHS, boat to EPCOT, monorail to MK. My criteria was to do three attractions, eat something and get my picture taken in each park. It was a blast and I actually made it to MK several hours earlier than I had planned.

    So no, you aren't crazy! Have a fabulous time!
    Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to add more to my day!
     


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