He definitely had help from Disney. Many of the rides he rode have huge wait times and I don’t think he waited an hour to ride on ride. But even with that it is really impressive and probably very tiring.
@Sven L., Yes, and no. So there were only two rides that I rode where I did not stand in the regular line like everyone else (Dumbo and The Great Move Ride in Florida), and I did NOT save any time doing it this way. We still had to wait as long to board as if we had waited in line. The only reason these two rides had to be boarded this way was so that the camera crew following me could get set up properly. For Ratatouille and Expedition Everest, I used the Single Rider line. Otherwise, I waited in the queue like everyone else.
Keep in mind, that at most of the parks, I was either there at rope drop, or during Extra Magic Morning hours, so the lines weren’t too bad in general. Even so, I had to give up on riding Seven Dwarves Mine Train and Monsters Inc. Ride and Go Seek because the lines were too long, which is why I ended up on Dumbo (which has a shorter line in Florida because there are two) and the Western River Railroad respectively instead.
And yes, it was very tiring! But, I still had an amazing adventure!
@ Christopher Wing
Hey, thanks for answering. I was skeptical for Ratatouille, because WD Studios has not that many rides and besides Crush’s coaster Ratatouille has long queues, but Single Rider at rope drop or early morning sounds doable.
Visiting every Disney Park is definitely something I want to do in my life and visiting them all in 80 hours just sounds mental.
With this traveling you fulfilled what thousands of Disney fans want to do in their life.
You are my hero
If you’re talking “Time zones”, wouldn’t it have made MORE sense to travel west, starting from Anaheim to the Asian parks?
Or are we that intent on following Phileas Fogg’s example?
@EricJ, The “direction question” was one of the first things I had to figure out in planning the trip. It turns out that it’s nearly impossible to keep pace with the sun (in a plane with stops along the way) as the Earth revolves. So, for example, starting in Japan, going east to west, it’s morning (rope drop) at the start, then it’s afternoon at the next stop, then evening, and soon you’re landing at midnight the parks are closed, so you’d have to overnight, which wastes time because you’re neither in a park nor in transit. So, it actually would have take a lot longer going east to west vs. west to east. Plus, you get that day back at the end, just like in the Jules Verne story. It is kinda cool to board a plane in Japan on Sunday, and land in California on Saturday. Close as I’ll ever get to time travel! 🙂
I’d be very interested in what kind of cost was associated with this!
It was actually a lot less than you’d think. There were no hotels to pay for, and no food expenses. I ate on the plane, and international flights have much better food (free food with free wine even in coach!) than what you get in the US.
So the only real costs were the flights, ground transportation and the park tickets. I already had an annual pass to Disneyland and WDW, and the foreign parks are about half as expensive as the US parks for single-day tickets. Ground transportation averaged $30 per city, and I will post a video soon showing how I found all the flights I needed (without using points or miles) for $2500.
Thus, you could do it all for about $3100. Which is still a lot of money, but not as much as most people seem to be assuming. In fairness, I did pay more for my flights, but that was only because I chose to upgrade to business class for most of them. I’m not the spring chicken I once was, so I was willing to pay for some extra legroom.
Hi Christopher, thanks for sharing this…
Wow, we’re doing all The Disney Parks in April of 2017. Giving our selfs 25 days. ( with a 8 day Australian Cruise in the middle of the trip ) Live in Florida so we will hit all 4 parks here then off to Disneyland Ca. Then Off to Hong Kong Disneyland,
Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo Disney resort and then our last stop to celebrate Paris Disneylands 25th anniversary . This trip has been in the planning stages for almost two years now. I can’t wait for our Adventure to start…
(Jack Giles) That’s very cool! I hope you blog/share along the way. I’ll definitely follow along with you.
I would love to travel to all of parks. I would give myself more time and longer breaks between locations. I love Disney but my pockets aren’t full enough right now.
What an amazing accomplishment and adventure!
Thanks very much! I love a good adventure!
I wish one day I will
Be able to
The Disney parks, your awesome
I would like to be with you. ❤️
Wich park is the best for you?
The original Disneyland is still my personal favorite because it’s what I grew up with, and it has a deep connection to history that none of the other parks can match. But, if I could only go to one park for the next year or so, I’d pick Tokyo Disney Sea. Words can’t describe how amazing that park is, in terms of theming and detail, and the extremely cool and unique attractions.
I will go ❤️
Chris – what an adventure! You must be exhausted!
I’d love to know how the idea to do this came to you. After you’d finished (or during those long plane journeys!) did you wish that you’d spent more time in the places you went to, given the trip cost so much money that could have gone to a other things? Also did you worry about the toll it took on your carbon footprint?
The idea was born out of affinity for Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days”. I wanted to update it to 80 hours for modern times, and I love Disney, so the two things just clicked together in my mind.
Yes, I would have loved to spend more time in the parks, but the challenge was to go around the world in 80 hours, so I knew going in exactly how much time I’d have in each location. I’m looking forward to going back to Disneyland Paris later this year to support my friends who are running in that park’s first-ever Run Disney marathon.
And, yes, I am concerned about my carbon footprint. I recycle and compost and try to be as good for the environment as I can. I take the bus to work every day and don’t even own a car. Nevertheless, it’s hard to calculate my environmental impact from this trip. Except for the cars I rode in to/from airports, every mode of transport was shared with lots of other people. Every flight I took was completely packed (and so were most of the trains), so it’s hard to argue that by not buying a ticket, I would have changed the actual carbon output at all. Even so, I did buy those tickets, so I am responsible for my share of the carbon from those flights.
Call me old fashioned but I like to spend time at the parks. Kids these days.
I don’t know… that’s really more about timing flights then enything else… try this:
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