A.J. is one of our kid contributors to The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids. He loves Walt Disney World! While he is not able to visit right now, he knows exactly what he would like to do once he gets back to the Kingdom of the Mouse. So, without further ado, here is A.J.’s dream day at Walt Disney World.
The day would start real early with waking up in a room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and getting myself a great breakfast of French toast and scrambled eggs before starting out.
Next, I would hop on the monorail and head to my first stop, the Magic Kingdom. I would walk over to Frontierland, where I would set the tone for the day on Splash Mountain.
If I wasn’t woken up already, I sure would be after that ride. From there, I would go to the other mountains in the park, Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
The other attractions I would make sure to go to at the Magic Kingdom are Pirates of the Carribean, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, and the Haunted Mansion. Then I would grab a churro ice-cream sandwich at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the classics like Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, and It’s a Small World, but I have to hit my favorites if I have only one day.
Using a park hopper (I know that is not possible right now), I would go to my personal favorite park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The last time I visited, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was still under construction, so I will definitely be sure to do a complete walk-through of it and ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. And lastly before getting a late lunch, I would ride Toy Story Mania! And yes, I’ll probably win against whoever I’m playing.
Now for lunch, I have to choose the Sci-Fi Dine-In for its great food and old movies playing on the big screen. After that, it is time for more fun!
I will check out Slinky Dog Dash, then move into uncharted territory as I ride the Rock ’n’ roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, two rides I didn’t have the guts for before. And, before I leave, I’ll ride Star Tours—The Adventures Continue, a longtime favorite.
After I’m done at The Studios, I’ll head into Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I’m a very picky eater, so I want to visit solely for the rides. I am hoping to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris, Dinosaur, and Kali River Rapids. I would also like to try Expedition Everest. Last but not least, I want to ride the two Avatar Rides because they had just opened and were packed the last time I visited.
And as we are approaching the end of our day, I would head over to Epcot. I know it will have to be a VERY long day, but remember this is my dream day at Walt Disney World, so indulge me.
Soarin’ and Mission: Space are definitely the rides I want to do, along with Test Track. I would end the day with a walk around the World Showcase, and, yes, by that time I would be ready for a meal!
Bob and Liliane think that this very ambitious dream day will wear A.J. and his family out, but Liliane has been known to start her day at 7 a.m. in the first park and end it by 1 a.m.; and A.J. could lobby his mom and dad for a Disney VIP Tour, aptly described as Create Your Disney Dream Day.