Friday, September 20, 2013

Magical Blogorail: Updated Disney Bucket List

Welcome to those of you joining me from A World View and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Magical Blogorail Red Disney Buckey List

This month, Magical Blogorail Red is sharing our Disney bucket lists.  I wrote about this in March 2011 when I was on the original Blue Line.  It's been over two years, another daughter, and four WDW visits since that post so it's time to review.  I am planning our trip for November 2013 and could honestly use some inspiration.  
Magical Blogorail Red Disney Buckey List

I've marked through any items that were completed as of the 2011 version and will add notes to anything new we have accomplished.  

1. Watch my first daughter walk down Main Street hand in hand with her Granddaddy. Check.
2. Watch my second daughter walk down Main Street with Granddaddy.  Check.
3. Marry my Prince Charming at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion. Check.
4. Dine at Victoria and Albert’s chef’s table. Check.
5. Spend a night in a honeymoon suite at the Grand Floridian. Check (but I want to repeat this one.)
6. Go on a Disney cruise. Check (again, this one needs to be repeated.)
7. Spend a night in the suite in Cinderella Castle. (I’m wishing, I’m wishing…)
8. Dine at Citrico’s and Narcoosee’s.  Considering one of these for a date night during this November's trip.  But a stroll around World Showcase during Food and Wine sounds pretty tempting too.
9. Take an Illuminations Cruise.
10. Stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge (savannah view.)  Have tried but couldn't get a room for the full trip.
children on Dumbo at Walt Disney World
November 2012

11. Take one of the special Animal Kingdom tours.
12. Take my girls to tea with Granny at the Grand Floridian.  Once they are about five years old...
13. Ride Dumbo with my girls.  Check!
14. Attend Party for the Senses.
15. Be Grand Marshal of a parade at Magic Kingdom. (With my family of course.)
16. Meet Julie Andrews. (I know this one is really reaching, but it’s my wish list.)
17. Plan a family/friends trip for our wedding anniversary.  Ten years is in 2015.  Who wants to join the party?
18. Dance with my girls during a Magic Kingdom parade.  Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It seems to be going on constantly, so check.  :)
19. Get first haircuts for the girls at Harmony Barber Shop.  Had to bail on this one and cut their hair at home.  (Grumble, grumble.)
20. Run a Disney marathon and be cheered on by my family. Check.

Grey Goose slush, Grand Marnier slush, Epcot, France pavilion
January 2013 with my BFF on our Girls' Trip

21. Run a Disney marathon and be cheered on by my family, including "Go Mom!" signs from my daughters.
22. Surprise my parents for their anniversary at Cinderella's Royal Table. Check.23. Send my husband on one of the fishing excursions.
24. Get a massage at the spa at the Grand Floridian. Check. (Must repeat!)
25. Dance with Mickey on my wedding day. Check. (Total surprise! Thanks DisneyDad!)
26. Finally break down and buy a Disney Dooney. (After the diaper bag years.)  Check.  I bought a 40th Anniversary tote in 2011.  It's a rotten diaper bag but it's sooo pretty.
27. Go to Disneyland and get a tour from Chad at Days in the Park.
28. Try a Grey Goose slushie once I am finally not pregnant on a WDW trip.  One very delicious check!
29.  Attend a Wishes dessert party.
30. Never stop adding to this list.

meet Ariel at Epcot's Akershus, Disney Princess breakfast
We are HUGE fans of Akershus

In the spirit of the last point, here are a few new ideas...
1. Attend the D23 Expo
2. Visit Disneyland Paris
3. Dine at Cinderella's Royal Table with my girls (Saving this one until maybe next year. Since we go so often, you have to pace yourself with "special" moments.)
4.  Aulani!
5. Go on an Adventures by Disney trip

When we wrote about Disney bucket lists in 2011, I had my dad and brother post their own lists the following day.  Once you've finished today's blogorail loop, please check out our other lists too.  The guys came up with some REALLY good ideas.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is My Dreams of Disney.

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Final Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney


  1. I'm glad you've checked off so many but you're still continuing to add to the list. :) Aulani has been added to my list too. It looks amazing.

  2. I think we should plan a meet up for the next D23 conference. I'm not going to miss one again.

  3. I am assuming that the 10 year anniversary will be when Beth & I get our invite to the vow renewal?? I love that your family has enjoyed so many great Disney moments together!! I wish I could have gone with my parents before they passed away. Definitely going to make sure I go with Lexi & Tripp.

  4. Sincerely loved reading this post. It got me so excited thinking of the things I want to do with my little girl when we go later this year. :)

  5. Now this is the type of list I should have. Lots of things to choose from and the sense of accomplishment from periodically crossing things out. I like this approach.

  6. I'm glad you were able to cross so many things off in 2 years. I hope you will accomplish just as much in the next 2 years and more.

  7. OOohhh... you have a lovely and inspiring list. Fun to see you've made some progress! And I can't believe I forgot about Aulani on my Disney Bucket List?!?! That is sooo getting added. :)


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