Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Disneyland Bucket List - Rough Draft

If you don't know me, I'm a huge Disney fan and I love to visit Disneyland.  Being in Northern California and working in the Hospitality Industry has given me the opportunity to travel down to the Disneyland Resort more than most people.  I'm very blessed in that area.

Panoramic picture taken with my Atrix 2 using a program called Photaf.  This was at the VIP Seating for World of Color.
I typically hear comments "Your there again", "Wow, you go often", and one the more recent a favorite comment "Do you ever work?????? your at Disney all the time."  However, recently I was asked, do I get bored and have I done everything at the Disneyland Resort.  The answer to both questions is no.  I still haven't gone on every ride at the Disneyland Resort.

If you've been reading my blog, you would have seen the blog about turning 30, I really wanted to get something taken off my bucket list this year.  After the above comment, I got to thinking, I need/want/should do a Disneyland Resort Bucket list.  I'm currently trying to type it all together.  I'm going to consult some people I know to be Disney guru's to help my compile the list.  But in the meantime, here is what I have now:

The List starts with all the attractions and restaurants at the parks.  The fun stuff has the header of "Other Key Disney Treats."


· Disneyland Railroad
· Main Street Cinema
· Fire Engine
· Horse-Drawn Streetcars
· Horseless Carriage
· Omnibus
· The Disney Gallery
· The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
· Disneyland Railroad
· Haunted Mansion
· Pirates of the Caribbean
· Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
· Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
· Frontierland Shootin’ Exposition
· Mark Twain Riverboat
· Sailing Ship Columbia
· Big Thunder Ranch
· The Golden Horseshoe Stage
· Splash Mountain
· Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes
· The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
· Enchanted Tiki Room
· Indiana Jones Adventure
· Jungle Cruise
· Tarzan Treehouse
· Chip ‘n Dale Treehouse
· Donald’s Boat
· Gadget Go Coaster
· Goofy’s Playhouse
· Mickey’s House and Meet Mickey
· Minnie’s House
· Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
· Alice in Wonderland
· Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
· Casey Jr. Circus Train
· Dumbo the Flying Elephant
· Disney Princess Fantasy Faire
· It’s a Small World
· King Arthur Carrousel
· Mad Tea Party
· Matterhorn Bobsleds
· Mr. Toad’s Wild ride
· Peter Pan’s Flight
· Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
· Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough
· Snow White’s Scary Adventures
· Storybook Land Canal Boats
· Pixie Hollow
· Astro Orbitor
· Autopia
· Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
· Disneyland Monorail
· Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
· Captain EO
· Innoventions
· Space Mountain
· Starcade
· Star Tours


· Blue Ribbon Bakery
· Carnation Café
· Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
· Main Street Cone Shop
· Plaza Inn
· Refreshment Corner
· Jolly Holiday
· Blue Bayou restaurant
· Club 33
· French Market Restaurant
· Café Orleans
· Royal Street Veranda
· The Golden Horseshoe
· Stage Door Café
· Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
· River Beller Terrace
· Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue
· Harbour Gallery
· Hungry Bear Restaurant
· Bengal Barbecue
· Tiki Juice Bar
· Toontown dining
· Village Haus restaurant
· Troubadour Tavern
· Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port
· The Spirit of Refreshment
· Tomorrowland Terrace

California Adventure

· Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue
· The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
· Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular
· Disney Junior – Live on Stage!
· Muppet Vision 3D
· Turtle Talk with Crush
· Animation Academy
· Character Close-Up
· Sorcerer’s Workshop
· The Hollywood Backlot Stage
· It’s Tough to be a Bug!
· Flik’s Flyers
· Francis’ Ladybug Boogie
· Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train
· Princess Dot Puddle Park
· Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies
· Toy Story Midway Mania!
· California Screamin’
· Mickey’s Fun Wheel
· Goofy’s Sky School
· Silly Symphony Swings
· Golden Zephyr
· King Triton’s Carousel
· Jumpin’ Jellyfish
· The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure
· Games of the Boardwalk
· World of Color
· Soarin’ Over California
· Grizzly River Run
· Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
· Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
· The Bakery Tour
· Award Wieners
· Schmoozies
· Studio Catering Co.
· Ariel’s Grotto
· Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
· Paradise Garden Grill
· Corn Dog Castle
· Bayside Brews
· Pacific Wharf Café
· Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
· Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.
· Lucky Fortune Cookery
· Dulce Aventura
· Mendocino Terrace at the Golden Vine Winery
· Wine Country Trattoria at the Golden Vine Winery
· Sonoma Terrace at the Golden Vine Winery
· Taste Pilots’ Grill

Other key Disney treats

· Goat trick on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
· Keeping your belt a little loose on Tower of Terror
· Go on the swinging buckets and still buckets on Mickey’s Fun Wheel
· Complete the Matterhorn Sundae and get the button
· Get your 1st visit button
· Get your birthday button
· Visit the bathroom in the tiki room
· Eat a churro
· Eat a Dole Whip
· Watch the fireworks at Disneyland
· Sit in VIP seating at World of Color
· Watch Fantasmic
· Visit Pixie Hollow at night
· Find the Incredible Mr. Limpit in the Little Mermaid Ride
· Wave hello to Max, Buff, and Melvin inside of Pooh
· Watch the Disneyland Fireworks from your hotel room
·   Ride the Lilly Belle
·   Ride in front of the Monorail
·   Ride the rear of the Monorail
·   Ride in the wheelhouse of the riverboat
·   Ride in the front of the Disneyland Train
·   Get a set of Mickey Ears with your name on it.
·   Be the Rebel Spy
·   Get the Storybook Canal Boat to sing you happy birthday
·   Get the ceiling to cave in on you in the Indiana Jones queue.
·   Find the Eeyore sign in the Indiana Jones Queue
·   Eat a Mickey Beignet
·   Go down a water slide at one of the Disney Hotels
·   Win a prize at one of the boardwalk games in California Adventure
·   Attend a rope drop
·   Be the last person to leave
·   See the Cheshire Cat in the Mad Hatter Store
·   See Mickey Climb the Matterhorn
·   Eat a corn dog at Disneyland
·   See someone famous at Disneyland
·   Buy a photopass photo
·   Get a Disneyland Candy Cane
·   Eat a Mickey cookie
·   Eat a Mickey Ice cream product
·   Get a kiss during the Disney Fireworks
·   Eat a Turkey Leg
·   Send a Postcard from inside the Park
·   Be a top scorer on Astro Blasters
·   Trade Pins with a Cast Member
·   Trade a Vynlmation
·   Stay at a Disney Dream/Signature Suite
·   Run the Disney ½ Marathon
·   Eat a Mickey Waffle
·   But a Mickey Balloon
·   Take a picture at the Disneyland entrance
·   Get a Disney Birthday Cupcake
·   Get a Disney Annual Passport
·   Be walked off a ride
·   Walk through a dark ride with the lights on
·   sit in the chair that is on the "porch" of one of the Main Street shops
·   Eat at a character breakfast
·   Visit Walt’s Apartment
·   Meet Maynard
·   Get a family picture on a ride that has photos

Please share any ideas of what I can add in the comments.  I know I still need to add the tours and the shops inside the park.  Suggestions are welcome.

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