Tomorrow, May 22nd, I began a long and painful task: going to Disney World. That might not make sense to you, and I can understand that. Disney World is the happiest place on earth! That’s very true, and I’d be very inclined to agree with you. As an Annual Passholder and frequent traveler of the World (the Disney World, that is) I can’t get enough of the place! Tomorrow, though, I am making no ordinary journey.
Staying with my lifelong best friend and also devout Disney fan always features long days at Disney, that’s nothing new. Tomorrow won’t just be a long day, it’ll be a long morning, night, and morning again.
Tomorrow, we are spending a full 24 hours inside Disney. We’re not just going for the fun 24 Hours of Summer even being held in the Magic Kingdom, either. That’s for casuals. No, we intend to ride every single ride in the World. That’s right: every. single. one. All forty six of them in all four parks. While the team who began the WDW46 Challenge over at Parkeology chooses not to count the 24-hour events, given that I have a newly-healed broken foot and can’t run, we’re counting it anyway.
Our quest will begin when we wake up at 4AM tomorrow morning. We have to be out the door and on the road by 5AM in order to ensure we arrive in time for the rope-drop event at 6AM. After that, it’s a long day and a long night.
As much as I’d love to say I’ll be updating this post as the day goes on, that simply won’t happen. I’ll be posting regular updates to my Snapchat (@AustinG909) where you’ll be able to follow me and watch along, and I may have a team member posting updates for me as it goes.
Either way, I’m going to hate having to drive home Saturday morning.
This is going to be fun. This is going to be painful.
So let’s do it.