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Ultimate Walt Disney World Bucket List

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This is my list– my Ultimate Walt Disney World Bucket List! I will continue to add to this list as I find more experiences I want to do. That is the fun part of making a bucket list, it can be added to and changed if need be. This list is for any Disney guest, first-timers to seasoned annual passholders.

 Ultimate Walt Disney World Bucket List

This list has been modified. I created my original post/list in 2013 and have added items throughout the years. I got my Disney Annual Pass in 2014 so I lot of common rides got marked off then since before that I concentrated on the big ticket rides. I still have my annual pass and go often. The thing about a Disney Bucket list is that they are always changing. I may mark two things off and then have to add five more things. Disney will never be complete and neither is my list. Hopefully, you have the same outlook as you make your list.

If an item has been completed, I put a check mark and a date next to the item.

Magic Kingdom Bucket List:

  • Give Ariel a Dinglehopper
  • Meet Merida- on May 23rd, 2014 
  • Meet Alice- February 2014
  • Meet Jack Skellington and Sally
  • Meet Lilo – on 12/23/2016
  • Meet the Princes-  Naveen (met 10/16/15), Phillip (already met Charming), Flynn, Met John Smith 2/14/16, Met Prince Eric November 2017
  • Meet the Dwarves
  • Meet Rapunzel-  on 3/13/14
  • Meet Jiminy Cricket
  • Ride Space Mountain with the lights on or Ride the People Mover while the lights are on in Space Mountain.
  • Get evacuated in the Haunted Mansion.
  • Meet Marie- met Marie on 1/23/15
  • Meet Jafar
  • Bounce with Tigger- Bounced with Tigger on 9/28/15
  • Meet Lotso- May 24th, 2014
  • Meet Peter Pan & Wendy- Met Peter Pan 5/25/14
  • Meet Scrooge McDuck- Met 9/4/2018 at Animal Kingdom with Launchpad!!
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • 4th of July Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom
  • Attend the taping of the Christmas parade
  • Ride the Haunted Mansion at Night- Completed 2/14/14
  • Be the Grand Marshall in any Disney Parade
  • Have dinner at Be Our Guest and try the grey stuff-  anniversary dinner 3/19/17
  • Eat a Mickey Ice Cream bar- 10/26/15

Epcot Bucket List:

Epcot Bucket List
  • Meet Kenai and Koda
  • Ride Soarin’- rode on 10/5/14
  • Turtle Talk with Crush- Saw this on 2/14/14. Find out about this fun experience and read my tips HERE.
  • Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival- enjoyed my first one 10/5/14. You can read about it HERE.
  • Candlelight Processional
  • Epcot Flower Garden Festival- attended my first on 4/9/2016
  • Eat at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall- 4/17/16
  • Dine at the Coral Reef Restaurant – dined 4/29/2018
  • Dine at Le Cellier Steakhouse on my Anniversary
  • Do the Tomorrowland Terrance Fireworks Dessert Party
  • People Mover- on 3/13/14
  • Meet & Greet with Hades, Pain, and Panic
  • Meet & Greet with The Big Bad Wolf
  • Drink around the world
  • Spend New Years Eve at Epcot
  • Play the Agent P game
  • Eat something from each of the countries in EPCOT’s World Showcase. I am not including dishes from Festival Booths.
    • School Bread from Norway – April 2016
    • Fish & Chips from UK 2016
    • Nachos from Mexico January 2018
    • Chicken Sandwich from the American Pavilion
    • Croquette and Pastry  from France
  • Pick a pearl in the Japan pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase
  • Meet Mexican Donald- finally met him February 2017
  • Meet Daisy at Epcot (I don’t think I have her in regular dress) – November 2017
  • Get pictures at all the Nikon photo Spots
  • Take a photo wearing a different representative hat in each Epcot country.
  • Experience Spaceship Earth using each of the different language tracks.
    • rode it using the Dutch track on 4/9/15
    • rode Spanish Track 2018
    • rode Chinese Track May 2019
  • See the Candlelight Processional with Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel)
  • Meet Joy & Sadness- met 5/28/16
  • Design and Enjoy a Progressive Dinner at Epcot
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster- Open date has not been announced yet

Hollywood Studios Bucket List:

  • Meet Sofia the First-  August 2016
  • Meet Fancy Nancy
  • Ride Smuggler’s Run
  • Ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Meet all the Star Wars Characters in Launch Bay- Met Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, and a Jawa at the Star Wars Launch Bay 12/19/15. Met BB8 April 2017.
  • Dine at the Brown Derby- I just want to be in the place where Igler talked to Lucas about the Star Wars acquisition.
  • Dine at Hollywood & Vine  Thanksgiving 2016
  • Dine at the Sci-Fi Dine in/theater
  • Ride Rock n’ Roller Coaster. Even though I *am* afraid of coasters, I have ridden every Disney one but this one. I need a little more courage, lol.
  • Ride Star Tours
  • Be the Rebel Spy on Star Tours
  • Character Meet & Greet with Woody and Jessie
  • Experience Character Palooza
  • Beat my husband’s score at Toy Story Mania
  • See Fantasmic twice in one night
  • Meet Olaf- met 5/4/2016
  • Spend New Years Eve at Hollywood Studios

Animal Kingdom Bucket List:

Animal Kingdom Bucket List
  • Meet  the characters from Up- On 11/19/13 I met Dug and Russel.
  • Meet Kevin from Up-
  • Meet Meeko and Pocahontas- Met Pocahontas 1/13/15, met Meeko 4/16/2018
  • See It’s Tough to be a Bug
  • Kali River Rapids – First time May 14th 2017
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris
  • Maharajah Jungle Trek
  • Dine at the Tusker House- dined 4/16/2018
  • Dinosaur Ride- March 22, 2018
  • Expedition Everest- March 22, 2018
  • Find DiVine between Africa and Asia
  • Enjoy a Meal at Tiffins-
  • Go on Kali River Rapids until I am completely soaked
  • Ride the Wildlife Express Train – Rode 1/20/201
  • Explore Animal Kingdom Solo – Did a few hours solo waiting for friends to arrive on 9/4/2018
  • Design and Enjoy a progressive dinner at Animal Kingdom
  • Earn the Senior Wilderness Explorer Badge
  • Explore Pandora at night.- experienced 4/16/2018
  • See Rivers of Light- with Claire and Dani on 9/4/2018

WDW Resorts Bucket List:

  • 1900 Park Faire for Breakfast- I have already done the lunch and dinner there
  • Ohana’s Breakfast and dinner- Ohana’s Dinner 10/23/2016, Breakfast 4/16/2017
  • Chef Mickey’s Dinner- I have already done the breakfast –  Had dinner at Chef Mickey’s on 8/23/15!
  • Eat the Kitchen Sink Ice Cream with Family/Friends
  • Eat at Victoria & Alberts
  • Eat at the Polynesian “Spirit of Aloha”
  • Enjoy the tye-dye cheesecake at Pop century
  • Dine at Artist Point March 2019
  • Character Dine at Cape May Cafe
  • See the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
  • Dine at Jiko
  • Dine at Kona Cafe – 9/29/15
  • Dine at Kouzzina by Cat Cora– undoable due to Disney always moving forward.
  • Enjoy Mickey’s Backyard BBQ
  • Stay at every Walt Disney World Resort hotel at least once.
    • Coronado Springs- 2010French Quarter- Christmas Season 2011All Star Movies- September 2015Art of Animation Resort- April 2018
  • Resort Hopping Challenge Day- What is the max number of resorts I can see in one day? One selfie picture per resort as proof.  (Thanks Living by Disney for the idea)
  • Watch an outdoor Disney movie at one of the resorts.
  • Explore the Boardwalk at night. March 2017
  • Decorate my resort room window while staying at a Disney resort.
  • Design & Enjoy a Monorail Loop Progressive Dinner.
  • Do the Wonders of the Lodge Tour at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This is a free tour starts at 9 am Wednesday through Saturday! (Thanks Theme Park Tourist!)
  • Go to the Chip & Dale Camp Fire at Fort Wilderness
  • Culinary Tour – Boma- Flavors of Africa and Jiko
  • While staying at a resort, participate in Extra Magic Hours.

All Around the Disney Resort Bucket List:

  • Night of Joy (no longer a thing)
  • Attend a Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World Resort
  • See a live dance/music show and have dinner at Raglan Road- 9/28/15
  • Dine at the Rainforest Cafe – dined 9/29/2017
  • See a famous person at Disney other than Mickey Mouse!
  • Ride all 12 monorails
  • Ride the Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs
  • Dine at the Polite Pig at Disney Springs- March 2018
  • Enjoy a game of bowling at Splitsville
  • Dine at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • Dine at STK
  • Dine at the Boathouse
  • Dine at the Edison at Night
  • Play Mini Golf at Winter Summerland (already have played at Fantasia)
  • Make a Tree Skirt with the characters autographs- started this project on 10/26/15
  • Collect all the pressed pennies and make some jewelry from them
  • Buy a Mickey or Princess Balloon
  • See Fantasmic!, Happily Ever After, and Illuminations in one night.
  • Find at least 100 Hidden Mickeys (not on the Gingerbread Houses or Chocolate Carousel)
    • 1 in Disney Springs (2013)
    • 1 in Animal Kingdom Lodge (2013)
    • 6 at the Polynesian Resort (9/2015)
    • 1 at Philharmagic (3/27/16)
    • 1 on Spaceship Earth (4/9/16)
    • 1 at the Coronado Springs Resort (7/29/16)
    • 1 on the Gran Fiesta Tour in the Mexico Pavillion at Epcot (5/6/17)
  • Do 10 random acts of kindness at the parks to either guests or cast members. For example, hand out free pins, ponchos, etc.
  • Ride a Surrey Bike on the Boardwalk
  • Get a Spa Day at Disney
  • DisneyBound as each princess and get “twin” picture with each of them
    • Jasmine
    • Belle
    • Cinderella- Spring Dapper Day 2018
    • Merida
    • Anna
    • Elsa
    • Aurora
    • Snow White- 4/17/16
    • Tiana
    • Ariel
    • Rapunzel- Spring Dapper Day 2019
  • Attend Dapper Day – 4/16/16
  • #runDisney Princess 10K –  completed February 25, 2017
  • Complete the Disney Food Blog’s Cupcake Crawl
  • Complete the Disney Food Blog’s Cheese Crawl
  • Complete the Disney Food Blog’s Milkshake Crawl
  •  Go to the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World (2021)
  • See how many times in a row I can experience a single ride. It helps to visit during a low-crowd time and to find a sympathetic cast member. (Thanks Touring Plans for the idea!) Rode Slinky Dog 6x in a row!
  • See how many FastPass+ reservations I can use in a single day.
  • Take a photo of as many different cast member costumes as possible.
  • Try the four park challenge in 24 hours. Visit each park and go on at least one attraction in each land.

What would be on your Ultimate Walt Disney World Bucket List? Here are some free printable Disney Buckets lists for you to make your own list!

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Tuesday 9th of July 2019

I definitely have to get cracking on this list! So many different things at all of the parks!


Saturday 1st of June 2019

Hey so I’m 5’4 and 350 and I can ride mine train. It’s not comfortable, particularly on the knees but you can make it work, so go ahead and enjoy that ride. Also you can now meet Kevin from Up in DAK so you need to add her to your ‘meet characters from Up list’. And you have a couple of MK things in your Epcot list by mistake. But awesome list, I hope you achieve it all and have a blast doing so.


Sunday 2nd of June 2019

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I have actually tried Mine Train and I fit in the seat width but due to my leg length (I am 5'11"), the bar won't come down. Yes, I have to update this list a lot especially since Woody and Jessie came back but are meeting in Hollywood Studios now instead of MK, and Bo Peep is coming for the summer! I have to add Kevin too!

Amanda McMahon

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

I haven't heard of the "key" before -what's that? We did Magic Kingdom this year, didn't go all out or anything, but it was still fun.

Pixie Dust Savings

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Keys to the Kingdom tour is a backstage tour of the Magic Kingdom

Maria - Tough Cookie Mommy

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

At the top of my bucket list is just getting to Disney World in the first place. I can't wait to take my family there for the first time.

Nicole Cochingco Escat

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Wow! Disney World is my dream come true, I wish I can go there this year. I'm sure my son would love to see Disney characters for real. So glad that disney is part of your bucket list.