Four Parks, One World? Four Parks, ONE Day!

In case you missed all of last Saturday’s “shenanigans”.  Here it is … all in ONE place.

We woke up with a challenge on our minds.  We had never tried to tackle all four WDW parks in one day.

So, we sketched out a very loosely-defined plan and took off for the TTC.  A tram ride from the Simba section and a shivering journey on a ferry later, we were in “The Kingdom”!

Here are those links …

The only thing we haven’t shared, as yet, is our “brunch” at Gaston’s Tavern.  That will come soon.  It was our first visit … other than a serving of LeFou’s Brew some time ago.

After we returned from “orbit”, it was time to …

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Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho! It’s “off to ride” we go!

You’ve seen the pictures.  You’ve probably watched the videos.  I’m here to tell you that, we rode it yesterday and the Magic Kingdom’s new “darling” – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – is an outstanding ride!

7 Dwarves Sign

Is it worth a 70 minute wait, however?  Hmm.  Maybe not.  Oh, for the novelty of riding it for the first time, possibly it is, but, fortunately, I had booked our “appointments” via FastPass+.

“Appointments”.  Blocks of time you arrange if you want to do “fun” things like go to the dentist or doctor.  If that doesn’t make my feelings clear, I’ll just say it.  Up to this point, I have not been a fan of FastPass+.

Yesterday, I finally “got it”.  We experienced “LightningPass+”!

Enter the cave!

Line?  What line?  Enter the cave!

The Stand-By line was listed at 70 minutes.  We had FastPass+ “reservations” for 10:30 AM.  We arrived right on the dot, raced through the Dwarves’ caves, and walked off the ride within 10 minutes.  No, I am not exaggerating!  Way to go, Disney!

Other than recommending that FastPass+ is a “must-do”, I would say the ride was pretty tame when it comes to “roller coasters”.  In fact, it’s less a roller coaster, per se, and more a … well, wild mine ride.

In other words, if you’re faint of heart when it comes to coasters, don’t be.  This ride does whip you around a little bit, but the train is really moving a bit slower than it feels.  Just watch it from outside the ride.  You’ll see the cars go by much slower than you’d expect.

At any rate, it’s an enjoyable addition to Disney’s Magic Kingdom and likely to be very popular for years to come!  Enjoy this photo blast … then, start booking your “appointments”!

Let's get going!

Let’s get going!

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