Disney World in One Day?

Sunday, July 5, 2015 12:52 PM

This seems to be nearly the worst possible plan for visiting Disney World.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/travel/a-disney-world-vacation-in-one-day.html

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 2:12 PM

In addition to paying a million dollars for a single day, I can't understand who this is for. Even in my most enthusiasty periods, I wouldn't have skipped half to two thirds of a park just to save time. I would have done one park a day and assumed I'd be back for the parks I didn't get to.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 3:59 PM

My first wife and I got in once on employee comps, around the time that Expedition Everest opened. We did most of AK in the morning, then hopped around to the studios for the two big rides, Epcot for Test Track, and MK for the three coasters they had at the time. I wouldn't really describe that as a good time. We were in town for Universal, but couldn't pass up the freeness of the opportunity. I don't think it was really worth it.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 4:02 PM

If it were free, I'd absolutely hit the 'big' attractions in a day at WDW. But, to spend 155 dollars for just a ticket into the parks seems like such a waste to me.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 7:07 PM

We do, on occasion, hit three parks in a day: Magic Kingdom (Haunted Mansion, Small World, Pirates, Splash Mountain, Dole Whip), Studios (Tower of Terror, Rock and Roller, maybe TSM) and Epcot (Soarin', Illuminations). But we've been many, many times and can hit our "greatest hits" without feeling we're missing anything, and getting in free doesn't hurt either.

Doing four parks in a day because there's a ticket for it strikes me as more a case of doing it because they can rather than wanting to enjoy the parks.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 7:33 PM

I think Richard B did this, once upon a time?

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 8:03 PM

A hundred years ago when I lived in Orlando, my buddy work for Disney. Seeing that I worked at Universal, we'd trade comps sometimes when we had the same day off. We did all four Disney parks in one day many times. It's fun if you have to do it that way, especially if you have already done each park for a day and are familiar with what they offer.

Using this article as an example, fourteen rides at a $155 admission price equals about $10.33 a ride.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015 10:23 PM

I remember a few years (maybe a decade) ago hearing about someone trying to do 50 coasters in 24 hours in LA and SF. I remember thinking it was kind of cool but still a whole lot of effort for a bunch of ridesI probably wouldn't enjoy because I was worrying about what was next.

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Monday, July 6, 2015 7:24 AM

As with any other park, I think it depends what you're there for, how much time you have, etc. This doesn't seem like a good way to enjoy a day at ANY theme park, let alone Disney, but maybe if you've already been there a million times, it doesn't matter so much.

Andy, I can't imagine 50 coasters in a day. I've done 20 in a day spread out between two parks, and that was exhausting. It was fun and exciting to attempt, and I was pleased that we got it actually accomplished, but I don't think I could ever do it again. Again, I guess it depends on a few things, such as some sort of STL pass being available, distance between parks, quality of rides (Anaconda at KD almost ruined our "mission", and did cut our trip a bit short--we made the 20 but did not get more than 2 laps on I-305 due to the beating we took on the former). Blows my mind someone would try 50 in 24 hours.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 6:06 PM

These two guys have ridden all the ride at Disney World in one day:

http://www.parkeology.com/wdw46-faq

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