Before I moved to Florida, we used to spend every family vacation at Walt Disney World with my mom and brother. Like literally years, and it has been a while (thanks covid) since we could all reunite and go again. Back in the day we called in Boot-Camp style. We woke up at 5AM, were there for rope drop, would run to grab our fastpasses, have a time-based schedule for the entire day, and end with fireworks. That was family vacation- every single day.
We chilled out over the past few years, and since living in Florida I’ve enjoyed the luxury of going to the park for a few hours, riding a few rides, and not being rushed. So in the celebration of things, we decided to go for one day and see it all.
Bus station by 7AM. Staying the the Beach Club Resort on Disney, we were able to use their Disney busses to get around the parks. They begin running 45 minutes before park open.
First up, Magic Kingdom
Rope Drop at 8AM. They ended up letting people in the front gate early, but had the crosswalks to each land blocked off until exactly 8:00AM. We had time to get some great morning pics in front of the castle, though!
Straight to Fantasyland. The Seven Dwarf Mine Train was already at 80 minutes by the time we got to it. Unfortunately my brother injured his knee and we had him in an electric scooter, which is difficult in crowds.
1. The Barnstormer 2. Dumbo 3. The Little Mermaid 4. Mickey’s Philharmagic 5. It’s a Small World 6. Pinocchio Village Haus – vegan cheese pizza 7. Country Bear Jamboree 8. The Enchanted Tiki Room 9. Casey’s Corner – vegan hot dog (regular for family) 10. Purple Wall Photo Shoot 11. Cheshire Cat Café– because I was wearing a Cheshire cat inspired outfit! My brother ate the Cheshire Cat Tail and I had the Curiouser and Curiouser Slushy 12.Shop the Emporium on the way out
We took a bus from Magic Kingdom straight to Hollywood Studios! Park hopper allowed us to get in after 2 and we went straight to Galaxy’s Edge. They hadn’t been since Toy Story Land, so it was great for them to walk around and see everything!
1. Smuggler’s Run– only a 45 minute wait, what a cool experience! 2. Toy Story Mania– 35 minute wait 3. Gift shops!
From there, we boarded a Skyliner and headed to Epcot. The skyliner put us out right at the backdoor to Epcot, which is exactly where we wanted to be. Food and Wine here we come!
1. America Pavilion– my brother really wanted the American cuisine restaurant, but we found out they remodeled and changed it to a BBQ place (which I’ve heard amazing reviews of)
2. Canada Stand– They got the steak and cheddar soup
3. Earth Eats– my fave! Impossible slider and a whiskey chai tea
4. Ratatouille DVC Sneak Preview – see my blog review here. Opened October 1st!
5. Morocco – I had the falafel pita and my mom got the chicken and hummus medley
6. Japan for our favorite cocktail- The Violet Sake! A mix of sake, purple pear, and lime juice
7. Earth Eats– one more vegan slider before the fireworks!
8. Canada– one more steak for my brother before the fireworks!
9. Shimmering Sips– one champagne flight to enjoy the fireworks
10. Gift shop on the way out!
This is why Beach Club is my favorite resort- we walked right out the backdoor and were home in no time! We spent the next day relaxing by the pool- we did over 25,000 steps!
I definitely don’t like Bootcamp style all the time, but it’s great when you want to see a lot in a small amount of time. What’s your disney park style?