Unfortunately my park wish list gets added to a lot faster than it gets checked off... I don't have much interest in doing a several park blitz. I try to avoid busy weekends (yet seem to end up at CP for Columbus Day Weekend... Go figure?). Combine that with Mini-Me now being in school, my wife being a nursing student, and I only get so much time off work, it makes theme park trips difficult at best. Perhaps tops on my list though is Hollywood Horror Nights @ USO & Howl-o-Scream @ BGT. One of these years I'll make it to Florida for those events. And yes, I know that flies in the face of avoiding busy weekends!
But then again, what do I know?
It's been several years now since I would look for the park nearest a business trip and plan a side visit, mostly because there's so much going on at work and at home that being gone an extra day is something I don't do unless the destination truly warrants it.
(I *did not* extend either my Mumbai or Singapore trips with an extra day or two of sightseeing, so that gives you an idea of how high my bar is.)
That said, I would love to take the family to Japan, and Disney Sea is part of the reason why. We hit Paris a couple of summers ago---a full week in an apartment in the 3rd arrondissement hitting up the sights, followed by 3 days at Disneyland Paris. Something similar in Tokyo would be great.
Ride at least one roller coaster on every continent (Except Antarctica, unless someone builds a coaster there (you never know! <LOL>). With 481 Coasters in my Pocket I'm looking ahead at which coaster will be my 500th. "Candidate" (all wooden roller coasters) rides are located in Brazil, India, Hungary and Australia.
The prime candidates are the ones in Brazil and India since my Church has Mission Trips to these countries each year (I've been on four trips to Brazil with them). If the coaster I decide to ride is in one of these countries I'll either fly ahead a few days and meet with them or stay behind and return a few days later. Which one will it be? Only the Good Lord Knows. ;)
My bucket list has gotten quite short as of late. As Ive gotten older, I have really transitioned from a "must ride every ride in the US" to one focused on going back to parks that I have really enjoyed my time at. That said, there are some things I am going to be able to check off this year mainly:
-Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando
-Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando/Howl-O-Scream @ BGT/Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Food and Wine Festival @ WDW
-Visiting every Cedar Fair park in the US (California Adventure is my final park I have yet to visit)
-Visiting every former Busch Park in the US (Sea World San Diego)
-And while I have mixed feelings about this, I am going to Six Flags Magic Mountain this summer too (First time Ive paid for admission to a SF park in over 10 years, but I feel like I would need to turn in my enthusiast card if I make a massive visit to California and not go here, for one day)
This leaves my bucket list rather short:
- Walt Disney World at Christmas
-Alpine Coaster somewhere
-Attending a Holliwood Nights (wont happen this year again)
Moving forward though, I really look forward to taking my nephew (14 months old) to some of these parks, and hoping he will be an enthusiast as well (so far the kid loves being thrown up in the air, and being carried in flying position around a house so I have high hopes.)
2022 Trips: WDW, Sea World San Diego & Orlando, CP, KI, BGW, Bay Beach, Canobie Lake, Universal Orlando
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