Friday, 16 September 2016

Walt Disney World 2016 - Bucket List

walt disney world bucket list

With only a mere twenty days to go until I’m back in the land of the magic, I figured it was worth putting together a bit of a Disney World bucket list of just a few of the things I really want to do this trip! I love putting together these lists for special occasions and trips, then seeing how many I actually end up ticking off! So, let’s get on with it shall we!

Buy a pair of Mouse Ears, - Considering I’ve been to WDW umpteen times in the past, I’ve never actually bought myself a pair of ears! I feel like I’m missing some right of passage here, so I’ll be on the hunt for the perfect pair!

Conquer Summit Plummet - a 120ft, 60mph, 3rd tallest and fastest free-fall water slide in the world - this bad boy has been my nemesis every since my first trip well over 10 years ago, and I have chickened out so many times! I need to conquer this slide - maybe if someone promises me a gin or two at the bottom? 

Have the best birthday ever - Not exactly a hard one when I get to spend my 29th birthday in the Magic Kingdom! I’d say this is a pretty damn fine way to kick off the last year of my twenties - it’s going to be epic!

Monorail cake and bar crawl  - The monorail passes through three stunning resorts, each with their own bars and lounges that have speciality cocktails and I’m pretty sure, a speciality cake or two in the food court too! I can’t think of a better way to relax after the hustle and bustle of a day at the parks!

Eat and drink my way around the World - Epcot’s International Food and Wine festival will be in full swing when we land, so I can’t wait to tackle the treats on offer from over 30 international kiosks! I’ve been before and the atmosphere is amazing, but I’ve never quite managed to eat or drink something at every kiosk! Will this year be my year? 

Tackle the Hidden Mickey field book - this one depends on if I buy the book or not, I feel like it’s something I should have done a million years ago and completed over the trips. It’s the Mr’s first trip to the magic and he loves to win so I think challenging him to find the hidden Mickey’s before me would be a right laugh - and make for some cute Instagram shots!

Go to Jellyrolls - Two guys, two pianos, only one winner. I’ve heard amazing things about this place and would love to see it for myself! 

Experience Characters in Flight - in the past, whenever I’ve gone to do this air balloon ride, the weather a million miles away has meant the hot air balloon gets grounded and there’s no flying for Saloca. Every. Time. Please let this year be my year!

Eat Funnel Cake - I don’t care how sickly sweet everyone says it is, I have to have one simply because I never have. And it’s food. And it’s me. 

See the Goodnight Kiss - Once the park has closed and the majority of guest have left the Magic Kingdom, the castle does something a little special and I’ve never seen it, so I’ll hang back and hide in the loo’s if I have to! I want my kiss goodnight!

Get a balloon - OK, so I want a picture holding all the balloons, because that’s just hella cute, but then I want one too, because, well, why not? I’ve never had one! Maybe I’ll do this on my birthday!

Try a Dole Whip - There seems to be a cult around these Dole Whips, and if something is good enough to have a t-shirt made about it, then it’s got to be good enough to eat. Pineapple. Ice cream. Yup, I think I’m going to love it!

Keep a daily scrapbook/journal - I’ve tried this on so many trips past, even none Disney ones and for some reason, I get a couple of days in, and the journalling just stops, I miss a few days, then I can’t catch up so the entire thing gets scrapped until I’m on the way home! I’m looking for a fun, creative but quick way to journal the trip - got an idea?

Trust me, the list doesn’t stop there, but right now, they’re top of the to-do list! 

What are some of your Walt Disney World bucket list must do's for your next trip?

Until next time,


  1. It's inevitable that it'll be the best birthday haha! I'm sure you'll accomplish all of this and will look forward to an update once you're back ;)


    1. I'm already excited about the trip report posts hehe!

      Sarah :)

  2. I'm so jealous of you! TELL ME ABOUT EVERYTHING. I want blog posts about each day please.

    Corinne x

    1. I will do extra posts especially for YOU!

      Sarah :)

  3. This is so exciting! I recently when to Disneyland and buying Minnie Ears was at the top of my list too. I'm dying to try funnel cake! The food at Disney is always amazing. I hope you have the best time! :)
    Steph x.

    1. I am so excited to get my ears! I've been looking online and I can't decide which ones I want - traditional or something fancier? I can't wait!

      Sarah :)