Disney Theme Park

Top 5 Disney Bucket List Items



By Kathy Werling

I got to thinking the other day about my Disney bucket list when I got to cross one of the items off the list. You know those things you always wanted to do but haven't had the time or money to do them? Living here in Orlando I get to visit Walt Disney World several times a week. Even with that there are still things I haven't done and would love to do.



One of the items on my list was the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review at Fort Wilderness.  I don't know why it took so long to get there but I finally did it the other day! I could kick myself now for waiting so long to see the show.  It is pure Disney entertainment.  All the performers were great and the food was pretty good too. I don't think it will be long before I go back.

I asked my friends on Facebook: "What haven't you done in the parks yet?" I got a lot of replies so let's talk about the top 5 Disney Bucket List items. See if you agree with their choices.

#5-  I had a 3 way tie for #5. They were: "sleep in Cinderella Castle, take a Disney Cruise, and visit all the different Disney theme parks around the world." I would love to have the opportunity to sleep in Cinderella Castle. There was a time they offered this to guests as they walked through the park during the Year of a Million Dreams. Nowadays it seems to only be offered to celebrities but a girl can dream.


#4.- "Go to Disneyland" seemed to be quite popular with a lot of people. I love visiting Disneyland because I can feel Walt Disney's presence in the different attractions. You can see how he interpreted his vision into the different attractions. The first time I visited I felt right at home since I had visited Walt Disney World many times. It is interesting to see how the attraction improved or changed when they brought it to Walt Disney World.

 #3- This one was a surprise to me. It was "eat at Victoria & Albert's Restaurant in the Grand Floridian."  This restaurant has been honored many times as a 5-Star restaurant.  It is one of only 2 AAA 5 Diamond restaurants in Florida.  I totally enjoyed my dining experience at this restaurant. I thought it would be too stuffy for my liking but I had a fantastic evening here. The service compares to no other dining experience I have had.  It was as if I had the thought and they came to the table with the item. I loved the stories that went with each course. If you are looking for a special dining experience I highly suggest this restaurant.


#2- "Take the backstage tours at Walt Disney World" was #2 on the poll. I have taken a number of the tours offered by Walt Disney World.  I don't think I have taken a bad tour yet.  It is amazing the details you can learn by having fun touring the parks. I think my favorite tours are the 7 hour Backstage Magic and the Wild Africa Trek.

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#1 - This one was surprising to me. The top item on many Disney bucket lists was "stay at a Walt Disney World Deluxe resort." Friends mentioned how they loved staying at the Polynesian and the Contemporary the most.  You sure can't beat the monorail right outside your door. I think I have mentioned a time or two how the Wilderness Lodge is my good-for-the-soul resort.

There were many runners-up for a spot on the bucket list.  Be a cast member at a Disney theme park, visit during Flower and Garden or Food and Wine in Epcot, visit the water parks at WDW, and eat at Club 33 at Disneyland received some votes also.

How does the Top 5 listed here compare to your Disney bucket list? See you in the parks!

All of these ideas are easy to execute and will definitely cultivate a sense of ownership in your child.  They're learning valuable life skills, plus having fun while doing so.  What could be better?

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