It doesn’t matter how many times I visit Walt Disney World Resort. I never seem to begin to even come close to experiencing all that I want to experience. There are meals I’ve yet to enjoy, attractions I’ve yet to ride, festivals I’ve yet to attend. Some of the special offerings, events, and meals have made what I’d like to call my Walt Disney World bucket list. Slowly over a lifetime of resort visits, I’d like to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer, starting with the items on my Walt Disney World bucket list. I know it may take a long time, but I’m up for the challenge!
Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney 1 of 10
I will admit that my family spends very little time at Downtown Disney, but this event is one that I'd love to attend. I am the daughter of a stay-at-home dad who happens to also be a gearhead, so I grew up around, in, and on classic cars. I'd love to take my dad to this event and watch him meet some of the car world's biggest celebrities while checking out some amazing automobiles.
Richard Petty Driving Experience 2 of 10
I love to drive. FAST. My first car was a Mustang, which I ran through the paces more often than I'd like to admit. Now that I'm a mom, I try to keep my driving as safe as possible as I navigate my day in a sensible SUV. The Richard Petty Driving Experience would give me an opportunity to safely accelerate to exhilarating speeds!
Expedition Everest Challenge 3 of 10
I ran my first and only 5K at Walt Disney World during one of the many runDisney events that are held throughout the year. I would love to get back in shape and participate in the Expedition Everest Challenge, another runDisney event. Rather than simply running through the parks, this race includes puzzles and obstacles along the 5K path. Participants also enter as a team, making the challenge easier and more fun.
Night of Joy 4 of 10
When I'm not spending my weekends at Walt Disney World Resort, I can usually be found at my church, singing and playing as part of a praise band. Night of Joy is a two night, annual event at the Magic Kingdom featuring some of Christian music's biggest stars who perform in the park in front of Cinderella's Castle. The event is held every September, and one of these years I hope to be there!
Victoria & Albert’s Chef’s Table Dinner 5 of 10
I have enjoyed some incredible, mouth-watering, mind-blowing meals at Walt Disney World Resort, both with my entire family and alone on date nights. I have not, however, ever had the honor to eat as part of the private dinner inside the kitchen of Victoria & Albert's restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review 6 of 10
I first visited Walt Disney World Resort when I was just three years old, and I still have amazing memories from those childhood trips. One of my favorite memories involves my brother in his coonskin cap, me waving a napkin in the air. I've meant for years to take my kids to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort to recreate those memories with my own children, but for the moment, this festive dinner show must remain on my bucket list.
Backstage Magic 7 of 10
In Disney speak, the behind-the-scenes areas where employees of the parks - or Cast Members - enter and exit the park is referred to as "backstage." The Backstage Magic tour is one of several that I would love to someday enjoy. This tour lasts 7 hours and provides guests with a behind-the-scenes look at all four of Walt Disney World Resort's theme parks.
Behind the Seeds 8 of 10
If you've ever taken a ride on the Living with the Land attraction at EPCOT, then you've seen many of the areas that is included in the Behind the Seeds tour. Unlike some items on my bucket list that take an entire day, Behind the Seeds allows adult guests to take a brief look at the work being done in EPCOT's The Land area, from the raising of various types of fish to the incredible, constantly growing tomato plant shown in this image.
Backstage Safari 9 of 10
I have visited Disney's Animal Kingdom park several times, gone on the Kilimanjaro Safari attraction, and even had the opportunity to be part of the Wild Africa Trek special experience, but I'd still love to see more. The Backstage Safari tour brings guests closer to the animals, allowing them to get a behind-the-scenes look at the animals of Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour 10 of 10
While I love and enjoy all of Walt Disney World Resort, the Magic Kingdom park will always be my favorite. The Keys to the Kingdom tour focuses just on the Magic Kingdom and gives guests a look at usually unseen areas of the park. I most want to check out the "mouse tunnels," the "Utilidor" tunnels underneath the park.
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