I have been hinting at a new quest for a while now and I am finally ready to reveal it in the form of a new hashtag:
My goal is to drive from Knoxville to Orlando, visit all 4 Disney parks and both Universal parks all in one day (riding at least 2 rides in each), and drive back home. And to do it in under 36 hours. By far my most ambitious solo adventure yet. There are a couple of keys in my mind to making it happen.
- Epcot or Hollywood Studios needs to be first, since their biggest rides back up almost immediately after opening.
- Staying onsite to take advantage of morning Extra Magic hours.
With that in mind, I have picked a day with Extra Magic hours at Epcot starting at 8 am and will be staying at the Pop Century resort. This allow me to ride both Soarin’ and Test Track and make it to Hollywood Studios just in time for opening if I hustle. Those two will be followed by Animal Kingdom, the Magic Kingdom, and finally the two Universal parks (not sure about the order of them yet)
I will be keeping everybody updated via Twitter throughout the day as to how it is going and where I am at. I will provide more details and discuss ride choices at each park in the next couple of weeks prior to my trip. I welcome any tips or suggestions that anyone has. Talk to everybody soon!