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    4 parks in 1 day challenge?

    Am thinking about doing this with my DSs 11 and 8 during our August trip. Any view this as a waste of a day or might the challenge create some memories of its own?
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    Re: 4 parks in 1 day challenge?

    Quote Originally Posted by BandontheRun View Post
    Am thinking about doing this with my DSs 11 and 8 during our August trip. Any view this as a waste of a day or might the challenge create some memories of its own?
    a couple of my friends have done this challenge and had great fun doing it, they did not consider it a waste of a day
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    Re: 4 parks in 1 day challenge?

    Would love to hear reports from folks who have done this and whether they consider it to be an enjoyable day. I am more of a 1 park per day person, and have a difficult time even splitting time between 2 parks.

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    Re: 4 parks in 1 day challenge?

    Doing this needs planning...which parks in which order, and what you are going to do in each park. It's easy to visit each park - it's something different entirely to do something useful in it.

    FastPass+ actually makes it very difficult to do headliners in each park on a busy day, since you can't currently get FP+ in more than one park in a day. You'll have to use standby lines for it.

    And don't forget how you are getting between parks. That will take time no matter what. Expect it to burn several hours of your day.

    As for whether it is enjoyable, that's up to you. I've done three parks before without issue, but usually because we were staying adjacent to Epcot so we could just walk over.

    I know people who did the 6 Park Challenge. They did 1 headline attraction in each park (pre-FP+) at WDW, then flew west and did an attraction at each of the parks there. They were glad they did it, but were exhausted and don't plan to ever do it again.
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    Re: 4 parks in 1 day challenge?

    The first question is do the boys know what the challenge is, the time it will take to bounce from park to park, are they onboard for the adventure and the getting up early and staying out late in the August heat of the theme parks? Are they accustomed to the August heat and humidity and able to Push Through 4 parks in the summer with the heat and crowds, that could be a lot for an 8 year old (or not) depending on the child.

    If these are Disney Kids that have grown up Disney and have done the parks frequently enough this might be a lot of fun and a great memory. I think if everyone is on board the spoken ground rule has to be You can call of the challenge at any point if anyone looks to not be feeling well, it is too much mid-challenge or starts to not be fun anymore given their ages.

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    Great points HauntedGabe!

    We are a Disney family and have stayed at WDW once a year since the birth of the kids. I think my 10 year old is more up to it than my 8 year old and wife. I like the idea of calling an "out".
    We shall see and won't make the final decision until we are there but I will report back!

    Thanks!
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    Re: 4 parks in 1 day challenge?

    I've never considered this a "challenge". I do it on every single trip. Four parks in one day, and then I've got the rest of my vacation to hit Universal for a day, and explore the rest of WDW for the remaining time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    I've never considered this a "challenge". I do it on every single trip. Four parks in one day, and then I've got the rest of my vacation to hit Universal for a day, and explore the rest of WDW for the remaining time.
    Universal? What's that?
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    Re: 4 parks in 1 day challenge?

    It's the park with the cooler rides
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