Friday, March 11, 2011

My Disney Bucket List 2011

As my family and I look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary of our first trip to Walt Disney World this fall, I realize that there are many things Disney has to offer that I have just never taken the time to experience but really want to make sure I do.

Here are my top 5:

5. Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom - This one may surprise you if you have been reading my posts, since I am a complete roller coaster chicken. I hope to get up the courage to try Expedition Everest one of these trips!  Since "conquering" Rock N Roller Coaster last trip, I can feel my roller coaster confidence increasing!  We'll see what happens though when I am actually standing face to face with Expedition Everest - it's easy to be brave here in my family room in New Hampshire!

4. A Disney Cruise - Fingers crossed I can take this one off the list in 2013.  Now to convince my family, since we take our Disney vacations together.  I am not sure which ship I will choose, but with all the talk about the Disney Dream right now, it seems to be the one at the top of my list!

Joey loves the Beach Club
too-so relaxing!
3. Stay at Disney's Beach Club Resort - I love this resort!  Though I have only been there to experience the character breakfast at Cape May and the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream, I would love to one year stay here.  The pool is amazing, the proximity to Epcot, the Boardwalk, and Disney's Hollywood Studios, as well as the theming are very appealing to me.

2. Visit Walt Disney World during the month of December - I would love to visit the parks when they are decorated for the holiday season.  I am almost as obsessed with Christmas as I am with Disney, so what better season to visit the parks?

1.  Run a Disney Half Marathon - Before children, I was always athletic and loved to run. Since having children I have not made the time for myself to continue it. I am hoping that January 2012 will be my first Disney half marathon!

What is the one thing you would love to do in Disney but just haven't had the chance to experience it yet?


Beth said...

I've "crossed off" 3 of your five. I too would love to go on a Disney cruise and stay at the Beach Club. One day....

Kristen Hoetzel said...

I've stayed at the Beach Club which is amazing and I love the short walk to Epcot. The World Showcase being so close is great!

I've gone all the rollercoaster because I'm thrill ride junkie. LOL! You have to do it at least once.

Also you have to visit in December. It's beautiful! The first week of December is a perfect time to go. Not too crowded and you get to see it all decorated and you have to do MVMCP.

I too want to do a Disney cruise. Hopefully sooner than later. I'm hoping for a deal that adults can use. Kids cruising free doesn't help me. LOL!

Good luck!!

Disney Diva Tips said...

We stayed at the Beach Club after our Disney cruise in 2008. We didn't do the parks but had an awesome 3 days at the Beach Club to relax and be in Disney after the cruise. AWESOME!!!!

Crystal Young Photography said...

We did our first December visit this past year, and it's a great time to visit WDW. We spent a disproportionate amount of time at the MK simply because of the Christmas decorations and the castle dreamlights!

I wouldn't worry too much about Everest unless the prospect of going backwards frightens you. It's a much tamer ride overall than RnRC.

DisneyBabies said...

I'm still rooting for you to be there in January!!

Beth Doda ~ disneymom2jhe said...

Jenn - It is looking good so far. I may be doing a 5k in May to get my motivation going, then the half in October (NH, not Disney) and then Jan half in Disney.

After reading all these comments, I am more convinced than ever the I HAVE to stay at the Beach Club . . . in December! ;-)

Kelly said...

EE is a great ride!! If you did R%R you can for sure do EE. Let us know how it goes. :0)