Dr. Jen's Disney Bucket List
My first visit to a Disney theme park was when I was just one year old, and I met Mickey for the very first time. Since then I've visited the Disneyland Resort more times than I can remember, Walt Disney World Resort a few times, and Tokyo Disney Resort one magical time. I've also taken a great mother-daughter Disney cruise.
Below is my Disney Bucket List, what I feel are the top Disney-related things to do all over the world. I have personally done all of the items except those indicated with a *. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I hope this list helps you plan your next dream come true Disney adventure!
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Visit a Disney theme park at Christmas time.
Visit a Disney theme park on your birthday.
Parasail above Walt Disney World.
*Explore every Disney theme park...
Disneyland Resort in California (Disneyland; Disney California Adventure)
Walt Disney World Resort in Florida (Magic Kingdom; Epcot; Hollywood Studios; Animal Kingdom)
Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo Disneyland; Tokyo DisneySea)
*Disneyland Resort Paris (Disneyland; Walt Disney Studios)
*Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (Hong Kong Disneyland)
*Shanghai Disney Resort (Shanghai Disneyland)
Go on a Disney cruise (Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy).
*Have a family reunion at a Disney resort.
*Go on an Adventures by Disney vacation.
*Spend the night at one of the Signature Suites at the Disneyland Hotel in California: Adventureland, Fairy Tale, Big Thunder, Mickey Mouse Penthouse, or Pirates of the Caribbean.
*Stay at Aulani, the Disney Resort & Spa on O'ahu, Hawaii.
Go to a Christmas party at a Disney theme park.
(eg. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom in Florida)
Dress up in costume and go to an after-hours trick-or-treating party (eg. Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland in California; Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom in Florida)
See a movie at Disney's El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California.
Watch celebrities arrive on the red carpet at a Disney movie premiere.
Take someone on their first visit to a Disney theme park.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at a Disney theme park.
Stay at a Disney Resort hotel.
Splash at a Disney water park at Walt Disney World in Florida (Blizzard Beach; Typhoon Lagoon).
Be one of the first people to enter Disneyland or the Magic Kingdom at the daily rope drop.
Find a Hidden Mickey without any hints.
*Play miniature golf at Walt Disney World (Fantasia Gardens; Winter Summerland).
*Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California.
*Take a behind-the-scenes tour at a Disney park.
Disney Bucket List Adventures that require some pixie dust:
*Voice a character in a Disney animated movie or a theme park ride.
Be in a parade or show at a Disney theme park.
*Have Annie Leibovitz take a Disney Dream Portrait series style photo of me as a Disney princess.
*Spend a night in Cinderella’s Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom.
*Spend a night in the Disneyland Dream Suite in Disneyland.
*Be a Jungle Cruise skipper for one boat full of people.
*Visit Cinderella’s Castle Suite in the Magic Kingdom.
Dine at Disneyland's Club 33.
Visit the Disneyland Dream Suite in Disneyland.
Attend a Disney movie premiere.
Visit Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
Go to a private party at a Disney theme park.
Ride in the nose cone of a monorail.