Happy 2017 friends! I hope you all had a great New Year's Eve and are ready for an amazing 2017! There's so much to be excited about this year, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen. Today I want to talk about some of the things that are on my Disney Bucket List for 2017. This list is always changing and growing, but there are some pretty specific things I want to do this year.
1. MY FIRST TRIP TO DISNEYLAND!
This year I'm planning on making my first trip out west to Disneyland, and I am beyond excited! There's nothing better than planning a Disney vacation, but planning a trip to Walt's original park is going to be so cool! A lot of my friends made their way to Disneyland for the first time in 2016, and they said it was amazing, so I'm definitely looking forward to going!
2. STAY AT A MONORAIL RESORT!
There are three resorts at Walt Disney World that are on the monorail loop, The Contemporary, The Polynesian, and The Grand Floridian. My dream would be to stay at the Poly in a room facing Magic Kingdom. I honestly would never leave my room for the days I was staying at the resort. I would just want to take in all that the resort had to offer, knowing, for me, it was one of those once in a lifetime opportunities.
3. BE THE GRAND MARSHAL OF FESTIVAL OF FANTASY!
If you've been around for a while, then you know Festival of Fantasy is my jam. I'm the person at Magic Kingdom on Main Street dancing and singing along with the parade like I'm actually in it. Well one of my goals for 2017 is to actually be in Festival of Fantasy by being the Grand Marshal at Magic Kingdom. This isn't something you can apply for, or sign-up for each day. The family is chosen each day, and it's random. A few of my friends have been chosen and they were the only part of the parade, because after their car went by, lightning got to close to the park and the parade never stepped off in Frontierland like it does everyday!
4. MEET MORE DISNEY FRIENDS!
I've met some pretty amazing friends in the Disney community through Instagram in 2016. This year I want to make a point to meet more of them, whether that means getting together at the parks for dinner, or just riding rides together. I want to be able to actually meet the people I've been talking to and connecting with the past year!
5. COMPLETE THE WDW 47 CHALLENGE!
If you haven't heard of the WDW 47 Challenge, I'm not surprised. It's not for the faint-at-heart. The goal is to ride all 47 rides at Walt Disney World in one operating day! Some rides only operate during daylight hours, and others are seasonal, so picking a day is going to require a lot of planning. But how much fun does that sound? Do you want to join my team?!
Well friends, let me know in the comments what your Disney bucket list is for 2017!
Currently Listening Too: "Hello Hurricane" by Switchfoot