Have you ever dreamed of doing all Walt Disney World 4 parks in 1 day Challenge? It’s on many Disney fans Bucket List to complete this challenge and the MousekeMoms are here to help you complete this ultimate Disney World day with time to spare. At each park, the MousekeMoms want you to ride an iconic attraction, meet a character and grab some food. So let’s get rope dropping!
Before you start your epic park hopping day, the MousekeMoms have a few MousekeTips to help you be successful. First you need to stay in a Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort. These resorts get you as close as you can get to the various parks and offer the most transportation options for you to get there as well. The MousekeMoms are starting their day off at one of the Boardwalk Area Resorts (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort or Disney’s Boardwalk Inn). Bonus tip! Want to find the best resort for your 4 parks/ 1 day challenge or any stay at Walt Disney World? Reach out to your Kingdom and Cruise Travel Agent to help you plan the ultimate Disney vacation!
In addition to staying staying Deluxe, you also need to buy Disney Genie+ for these 4 park/ 1 day challenges. This ensures that you will be spending less time in lines and more time to get each item on your park checklist done. Another big MousekeTip is to pack light to avoid long lines and waits at security check points. A small bag to hold your essentials like a wallet, phone and sunglasses is all you will need to power through today!
Park #1 Hollywood Studios
You are waking up bright and early today and heading over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Early Entry! From your Boardwalk area resort you can choose walk or take a Friendship Boat to the park. On your way there, use the My Disney Experience App to book your Individual Lightening Lane (ILL) for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT. You will also want to reserve a later return time with Genie+ for Kilimanjaro Safari at Animal Kingdom. Although you are not going to these parks now, this will help you later in your 4 park/1 day challenge.
Once you arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the MousekeMoms want you to head straight to a galaxy far far away. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge often has a shorter wait first thing in the morning as other guests are checking off other heavy hitting rides like Rise of the Resistance. You can hop in the single rider line at Smuggler’s Run for an even shorter wait as well. MousekeTip! While you are waiting in this short line, mobile order a snack in Galaxy’s Edge like a Cold Brew Black Caf from Kat Saka’s Kettle. This yummy coffee drink will fuel you through you busy day and cross another item off your park checklist (there’s a boozy version too which may be needed on this busy day!) While walking around you will certainly spot a few familiar Star Wars characters to grab a selfie with. Storm Troopers, Chewbacca, Rey, Darth Maul and Batuu’s newest visitor, The Mandalorian with Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) are all known to walk around and interact with guests at various times. And just like that your first park is complete!
*Authors’ Note: At time of writing this article park hopping begins at 2 PM
Park 2: EPCOT
Once you complete your to do list, head over to EPCOT via the Skyliner. This fun and relaxing transportation takes you right to the International Gateway entrance so you are able to grab a bite (or a few bites) to eat at your favorite World Showcase Pavilions. Many of the countries have character meet and greets as well. You may spot Belle in France, Snow White in Germany, or Donald Duck in Mexico just to name a few. A fan favorite photopass shot you can get with your Memorymaker photo package is with Tinkerbell in the UK! Figment is also coming for meet and greets and photos by the end of 2023. Now its’ finally time to rock with some of your favorite Avengers on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Remind! Team Conga for best song anyone? And its already time to rocket to our next park.
Park 3: Disney's Animal Kingdom
To get to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can take complimentary Disney Transportation via a bus or you can choose to pay for a ride share service to get you to the park faster. As you are walking into the park, put your name on the walk up list at Nomad Lounge, one of the MousekeMoms favorite lounges in all of Walt Disney World! Once there you can enjoy a cocktail, a churro and watch the character flotillas go by for a bit. Even on 4 park challenge days, you can stop and smell the roses for a bit! In this park you will use your Genie+ lightning line you booked earlier in the day for Kilimanjaro Safari. MousekeTip: check your booking window on the app and book a character meet and greet in Animal Kingdom or Magic Kingdom since there are less of them offered later in the day. A great option is meeting Mickey and Minnie in their Safari outfits at Adventurers Outpost. Or you can chose to book a favorite Magic Kingdom attraction like Space Mountain or Haunted Mansion. Now you are ready to go to your last park!
Park 4: Magic Kingdom
It’s time for our 4th and final park of the day: The Magic Kingdom. To get to the park you can take a Disney Bus or Ride Share. Pro tip: if you choose to take a ride share, take a Minnie Van to Magic Kingdom. They are the only ride share that can pull right up to the Magic Kingdom entrance and not have to stop at the Ticket and Transportation Center. Plus the Vans are super cute and a driven by some of the best Disney Cast Members! Once in the park, as soon as you walk in you can say hi to Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater or use your Lightning Lane booked earlier to say hi to some of the Princesses. You can take on the MK mountains with your Genie+ reservations or ride a few relaxing fan favorite like the Peoplemover and Dumbo that often have short waits. If you are looking for a meal, head over to Skipper Canteen. Or grab yourself a Dole Whip or a treat at the confectionary. With treats in hand, go pick out your favorite spot on Main Street USA and watch the newly returned Happily Ever After Fireworks!
You did it! You made it to all 4 Walt Disney World Theme parks in one day! Have you completed this challenge before? Share your tips and tricks with us on the MousekeMoms Facebook Group. Want to try the challenge yourself? Reach out to Kingdom and Cruise Travel to start planning today!
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