Monday, March 19, 2012

Note to Self: Disney World To Do List

You may have read my Disneyland To Do List and my WDW bucket list.  Here is the running list I have going for things that are probably a little more achievable than some of the things on my bucket list.  I try to cross things off the list with each trip.  And yes, there will be some overlap between this and my bucket list, but I think of this as a more realistic "To Do" list than a "Bucket" list.  And yes, a lot of them revolve around food.  :)  Enjoy!
  • Magic Kingdom:
    • Pre-opening breakfast reservations in the Magic Kingdom
    • Riding the Jungle Cruise at night
      • Also: a particular native on the shore actually shouts "I love Disco!" as you cruise by!
    • Also in Adventureland - Find the a Hidden Mickey in the pavement among the jewels and broken tiles.  
    • Party line in the Confectionary
    • Throw a coin in Cinderella's fountain for a special effect
    • Lunch or dinner Cinderella's Royal Table
    • The whole Kiss Goodnight
    • Root beer slush in the souvenier boot at Pecos Bill's
    • Mickey's Holiday Party
    • The briar patch near the entrance to Splash Mountain (I never go b/c I hate this ride but it sounds kind of cute!)
    • Cheshire Cake Cups
    • The mac n cheese offerings at Friar's Nook
    • Check out the sparkly Christmas Tree in Ye Old Christmas Shoppe!
      • "One cast member said she was on break but would be glad to help, while another took the girls around the store and brought them in front of a magical Christmas tree. The cast member asked each girl to make a wish and magically, the tree sparkled!"
      • Finding the "official ring" at the Haunted Mansion: close to a trash can as you meander through the interactive queue.
      • The Christmas Castle lighting ceremony: There’s a nightly ceremony at 6:15 (Cinderella’s Holiday Wish) with Mickey and Friends, The Fairy Godmother, and Cinderella and Charming that you really don’t want to miss
      • Eat dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant - in all 3 of the rooms
        • if at all possible, snag a table in the West Wing and keep an eye on the Prince’s portrait! Wait until you hear the thunder and watch the painting for a magical surprise during the lightning /when you see the petal fall from the rose, the picture of Adam  will change quickly to the Beast and back. [this didn't work at lunch]
        • Check out the snow falling from the windows!
    • Epcot
      • Opening ceremonies at Epcot (if any?) and Animal Kingdom 
        • Magic Kingdom was done on my last solo trip and Studios a couple times as it is necessary for TSM!
      • Veiled Maiden from the Kringla Bakeri in Norway
      • Okonomiyaki, from Katsura Grill
      • Nudel Graten from Somerfest in Germany
      • Open the old Coke freezer at the Outpost for a Surprise
      • The brioche pressed ice cream sammiches in France!
      • Hidden Mickey in the paintings on display in France
      • Check out these details of the Morocco Pavilion:
        • Across from Morocco is an aqua-duct. They use it grow vegetables and plants. Most people will walk right on by without noticing it. [the new construction blocked this]
        • There is a prayer room made of “gold”. It is open to the general public and any CMs that want to use it. [I walked around and didn't see it]
        • Maybe I can find the above on a Treasures of Morocco tour??
        • "Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion is one of our favorites in that there are so many corners and streets to explore. Many guests don’t know that a little museum can be found in this pavilion. It’s not clearly marked and the doors are usually closed, but go ahead and pull it open. You’re allowed" - Touring Plans.com.  Does anyone know specifically where this is?
    • Studios
      • The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights
      • The fried cheese and the s'mores dessert (and Viewfinder menu) at 50's Prime Time
      • After you exit the ToT library there are fuse boxes on the left side, pull the lever
      • Cobb salad and grapefruit cake at the Brown Derby
      • Try each and every cupcake at Starring Rolls and on my Cupcake Encyclopedia
        • Marble and Butterfinger are done already!
        • Red Velvet
        • A new chocolate cherry one!  I scooped AJ!
        • Peanut Butter Chocolate
    • Animal Kingdom
      • Camp Minnie Mickey (RIP) - Herb and Flora talking bushes
      • Dinoland Jeep behind which is a row of fossils in the wall that are musical
      • Pippa the talking recycling bin at AK entrance
      • At end of Bugs life, look up and watch the bugs fly out
      • The little dinosaur fountain- a dinosaur head that spits out water
    • General/Out of Parks
      • Try each "tour" offered
        • Magic Kingdom Park
          • Disney's Family Magic Tour
          • Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour
          • Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour
          • Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour
          • The Ultimate Tour of Thrills (15% discount)
        • Epcot
          • Gardens of the World (offered seasonally)
          • The UnDISCOVERed Future World
          • Disney's Dolphins in Depth
          • Epcot DiveQuest
          • Epcot Seas Aqua Tours
          • Epcot Behind the Seeds (15% discount)
        • Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
          • Wild by Design
          • Backstage Safari
        • Multiple Theme Parks and Backstage Areas
          • Backstage Magic
          • Disney's Holiday D-Lights (offered seasonally)
          • Disney's Yuletide Fantasy (offered seasonally)
      • Grand Floridian
      • Brownie frosting sandwich at Earl of Sandwich 
        • Did at Disneyland but would do again
      • Jellyrolls
      • Butter Chicken at Sanaa
      • Bread pudding from Ohana (but I should try this again)
      • Boardwalk Bakery
        • Salted caramel ganache
        • Pull-apart brioche
        • Blackberry macaron
      • Use my Disney Visa points to make myself one of those custom charm bracelets  (need to add more)
      • OKAY FINE:  basically all of these that I haven't done (as of April 2012, my score is 27 but I attribute that to my heavier focus on Deluxe Resort dining (where is Captain Cook's grownup grilled cheese?  Whither Jiko's filet with mac n cheese?))

    2 comments:

    1. That's quite a list! I haven't heard of most of the foods - I don't think we spend enough time eating when we are at Disney! :)

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      1. If you need assistance, I am certain I could help you with that! LOL :)

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