Saturday, October 2, 2010

More Disney Fun

I went back to Disney again on Wednesday. I'm trying to get the most I can out of my seasonal pass, since it was so dang expensive! One really crappy thing, though, is that seasonal passes do NOT come with free parking! What the heck is up with that, Disney?! If I'm going to be visiting Disney regularly, I am not okay with paying $14 to park every single time. Thankfully, I found a pretty good method for avoiding the parking fee. It takes a little time, but I think it's worth it!

How to park for free at Disney World and get to one of the parks:

Step 1.) Park your car at Downtown Disney (one of the only places at Disney that allow you to park as long as you want without any sort of fee or fear of a tow truck). It helps to park close to the bus stops.

Step 2.) Take a bus to one of the Disney resorts. Depending on the park you're going to, there are certain resorts you should stop at to make the trip faster. They are as follows:

Magic Kingdom - Grand Floridian
Epcot - Either the Boardwalk resorts or the Swan and Dolphin
Animal Kingdom - Animal Kingdom Lodge
Hollywood Studios - Pop Century

Step 3.) From the resort, take the bus (or the monorail, if the resort you went to is connected to it) to your park of choice!

That's pretty much it. It might be too much hassle for some people, but I think it's fun! I really enjoy riding the buses and the monorail, so I think it's a great way to start and end my days at Disney. Getting back to Downtown Disney is pretty much the same thing, you just go from the park to a resort, then from the resort to Downtown Disney. I know that Disney majorly frowns upon people doing what I did, but I majorly frown upon them not including free parking with a seasonal pass! I guess that makes us even.

My most recent visit was spent at Magic Kingdom. I figure I should only visit one park at a time, in order to keep everything fresher. I had a lot of fun! I went alone (since none of my friends in this area have seasonal passes), but that's okay. Going alone means you can do whatever you want without worrying about anyone else! I rode every ride I felt like riding, and it was awesome. I started and ended my visit with Space Mountain, which I love. I tried recording myself on a few rides, but none of them really turned out except for this one (which you've most likely already seen on my youtube page):

Ahhhh, Tomorrowland Speedway. You never fail to excite.

 I had one important objective for this visit: purchase and consume one Mickey's Premium! That's the famous Mickey-shaped ice cream bar. I hadn't had one since I was 3 or 4 years old, and I desperately wanted one during my previous Disney trip, but I never got to have one. :< I made up for it this time, though!

Mmmm! So yummy!

On my way out of the park, I stopped at the Contemporary resort. I left the park a little before the fireworks show, in order to avoid the huge crowd rushing out onto the buses when it was over. I got to the resort right before the fireworks started, and I had an AWESOME view of them while I was waiting for the bus!

Disney fireworks never disappoint!

Overall, I had an awesome day! I think I'll go to Animal Kingdom next time.


  1. Sounds like you had fun! Thank you for sharing your experiences at Disney with us. Try not to get too sunburned.

  2. I like how your friends convinced (read: strong-armed) you to get the season pass and you're going by yourself and whatnot. How much was the pass anyway (if you haven't mentioned it)?

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