WDW Every Ride Kids Challenge Part Three
This is the third part in a series. Be sure to check out part one and part two first and check back next week for part four!
Since this is the kids version of the challenge we only needed to get 5 rides at Animal Kingdom (AK). We were holding FastPasses (FP) for 3 of them, so I felt we could get through AK in just a few hours. We ran on over to Pandora for ride #11 Na’vi River Journey (FP1) and then on to Africa for #12 Kilimanjaro Safaris (FP2). While on the Safaris, I knew we needed to start looking ahead and grab a FP at Hollywood Studios (HS). So I modified our Kali River Rapids FP so I would have more time to search while we did standby for the Dinoland rides.
While on line for #13 Kali River Rapids (FP3) I scored our first HUGE fastpass of the day….SLINKY DOG DASH! If you’re familiar with Disney World, you know that this is one of the toughest FastPasses to book after the 30-60 day window.
After Kali River Rapids, we finished up Animal Kingdom with #14 Dinosaur and #15 Triceratop Spin completing our first park of the day!
PARK HOP #2 – ANIMAL KINGDOM TO HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
With our Slinky Dog Dash FP in hand, we left Animal Kingdom at 1:13 pm feeling really good. We ate lunch on the ride over to Hollywood Studios. John devoured a lunchable while I enjoyed eating a salad with no fork. This was a day full of challenges! We entered HS at 1:44 pm. A 31 minute park hop, was a victory in my book!
PARK #2 – HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS (FASTPASS GRAIL)
This was Little Dude’s first time in Toy Story Land, which wasn’t ideal because we couldn’t take our time and enjoy it. John of course was totally fine with this saying, “Daddy, we’ll be back here in a few days…we have to finish the challenge!” Even so, I felt we were in pretty good shape so we snapped a few pics as we made our way to ride #16 Slinky Dog Dash (FP4)!
As soon as we scanned in at Slinky, I was back on the MyDisneyExperience app trying to see what else I could grab. After just a few refreshes, I found an Alien Swirling Saucers FastPass! BOOM! Then while on the Swirling Saucers, I found a Tower of Terror FastPass! DOUBLE BOOM!! You see where this is going, right?! I ended up finding a FastPass for all 5 rides we were required to complete (Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is not part of the kids challenge because of the 4 foot height requirement) for the Holy FastPass Grail! Things were looking fantastic! It was at this moment that I felt we had a really good shot at completing the challenge. By no means was it a lock, but if our luck held, we could do it!
Recap (w/FP): #17 Alien Swirling Saucers (FP5), #18 Tower of Terror (FP6), #19 Toy Story Mania (FP7) and #20 Star Tours (FP8)
While in line for Star Tours, our lucky FastPass streak continued as I was able to find one for Frozen Ever After! How did we celebrate? Well in the challenge community I am known for a few things….
1.) Whenever a challenger tweets out a photo on a water ride without a poncho I post the following GIF.
2.) Whenever a challenger completes a park, I reply to that tweet with, “Another Park Bites The Dust!” A tribute to one of my favorite bands Queen and I always thought it sounded cool LOL.
3.) Whenever a challenger is exactly halfway through their run, I either post a GIF or an actual video of myself or the kids singing Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer (OHHHHH WE’RE HALFWAY THERE!!!!!).
So just before the ride started John and I belted out a rendition of Livin’ On A Prayer! We were halfway there! 2 down!