Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My List of To-Dos at Disney

Welcome to those of you joining me from 400 Miles to Disneyland and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

This month’s topic is "What I haven't done at Disney but have always wanted to do."  We are lucky enough to have annual passes to Walt Disney World, but that doesn't mean we have done everything!  We do try to do at least one new thing every trip, though, whether it's a new ride or restaurant.  Our last trip we tried Tony's Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom and finally got on Toy Story Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios, among a few other new things.  :)  So we always have a list of things we want to do during our next trip in each park.

We honestly have not done any rides that Ashlyn cannot get on yet.  I do look forward to her getting a bit taller because she adores the Great Goofini so she just may be my little roller coaster buddy when she's older.  :)  Anyway, so I am really looking forward to doing the bigger rides, even if I've been on their Disneyland counterparts.

At the Magic Kingdom, I can't wait to go on the mountains... Splash, Big Thunder, and Space.  I may even go on one by myself while Aaron and Ashlyn do something else or try the baby swap option.

At Epcot, I really want to try the Maelstrom.  There is also plenty of food and drinks to try!

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, I cannot WAIT to finally go on Star Tours II!!!

We have only spent one half day at Animal Kingdom, so there are plenty of things for us to try.

One thing my husband and I really wanted to do was Characters in Flight at Downtown Disney.  We were bummed to hear it was shut down.  But it is now reopened!  I am very excited about this and will be trying it out as soon as possible.

This is the old balloon (in case you'd like to compare old to new).

Thanks so much to Beth from A Disney Mom's Thoughts for the picture.  ♥

And here is the new balloon.

 Lots of thanks to Diane from CanDoItMOM AKA Mouse Fan Diane for this picture.  ♥

I love that all three of us can go up and I think we'd all love it.  Ashlyn LOVES going on a ferris wheel and being up at the top so I'm not worried about her being scared or anything.  I think it would just be an awesome experience.

What is something you haven't done at Disney yet, but really want to?

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  1. I had not seen a photo of the new Characters in Flight balloon. I love it! As for the other rides, you've got to try them soon. :) Have you and your hubs tried child swap, so you can still ride things your daughter can't?

    1. I really like the new balloon, too. We haven't tried child swap yet. I've known about it, but we were just concentrating more on experiencing everything with Ashlyn. :) We go enough now that I don't think I'd feel bad about doing something like that, though!

  2. I definitely like the look of the new ballon. Seems to fit perfectly with the new Storybook Circus theme.

    1. I agree! I loved the old one, too, but it's a very cool change.

  3. I love the look of the new balloon too. It is on my Disney to do list too. :)

  4. I have always wanted to do it, too.. Hopefully I won't chicken out on my next trip!

  5. You're going to love doing the mountains with your daughter!! I took my daughter on the Matterhorn and she loved it! Too bad they recently changed the height requirement so now she's too short to go back. :-(