Couple Visits All 6 US Disney Parks in 24 Hours
Hold on for a whirlwind tour of epic proportions. Have you ever wondered if it was possible to visit the SIX US Disney theme parks in one day? This couple from Tennessee did just that in a 24-hour period. Let’s see just how they did it!
The couple, Heather and Clark Ensminger landed first in Orlando on Tuesday night. They took in the sites and sounds of Disney Springs resting up for their big adventure. The game plan, see and do at least one attraction and eat in each park. This trip was to be Lightning McQueen fast.
They began with Disney’s Hollywood Studios just as dawn was breaking over Toy Story Land. Next Epcot! With an adventure back in time on Spaceship Earth. Then to the Magic Kingdom for a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse. The clock ticking, Heather and Clark made tracks to the Animal Kingdom. After a quick lunch, off to the airport.
The flight took the Ensmingers from coast-to-coast, arriving in Los Angeles and Disney’s California Adventure park before closing, just in time to enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout. Their end goal clearly in view, they crossed the Esplanade in true Disney marathon style, ending their dizzying trip in Disneyland park.
Careful planning, Disney magic and maybe some pixie dust made this trip. A little background to this fairytale come true journey;
Heather and Clark are veteran park goers. As parents of four young children, time management and scheduling are second nature. They have made the 10-hour drive from their home in eastern Tennessee to Walt Disney world SIX different times over a twelve month period (2017-18). “In that year, we calculated we spent over a month at Walt Disney World!” Clark said with a laugh. The two completed the 24 hour Disney dash alone. Their children remained home with family.
What led to the desire to tackle such a bigger-than-life goal? The spark is a very personal one. Heather’s father unexpectedly past away last October, just days before a family trip to Walt Disney World was to begin. As the anniversary of the loss of her father approached, Heather was struggling with the date. Clark her husband understood her pain and was already planning a very special adventure to surprise Heather.
Heather did have a tip-off to Clark’s scheme when an email exposed some details. Not to worry. The two enjoyed adding the finishing touches to what would be such a memorable endeavor.
There is something magical about this mouse and this place that Walt Disney envisioned so many years ago. I think it is in the words of Mr. Disney himself, “If you can dream it, you can do it” Heather and Clark did just that.
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