My Disney Bucket List

I love that I can keep going to Disney, and still experience things I’ve never done before. There are a few items on my “Disney Bucket List” that I would like to do very much, but have not, either because of time or money constraints. However, I love that I’ll always have something at Disney to look forward to.

Here’s what’s on my Disney Bucket List:

  • Wild Africa Trek

Disney Bucket List
Inside the Magic

I learned about this after working at Animal Kingdom, and some of coworkers went on to work at “WAT” after our internship ended. For those who have no idea what this is, Wild Africa Trek is a behind-the-scenes look at the savannah, which you ride through as a guest on the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction. You get to do cool things like climb ladders over American Crocodiles and get a close-up look at the animals while eating a special African-themed meal. The tour lasts a few hours, but you get wonderful photos and lots of information on the wildlife you encounter. I can’t wait to experience this one day.

  • An Adventures by Disney Trip

Mice Chat

I don’t usually like doing stuff in groups, but I’d be willing to consider anything done by Disney. Adventures by Disney organizes trips all over the world, including Europe, Asia, and pretty much anywhere you can think of. It’s expensive, but they organize your activities and let you experience the culture and food of whichever country (or countries) you’re visiting. The trips are usually a week or longer, and I’d imagine Disney would make visiting a foreign country safe, painless, and fun.

  • Dinner at Monsieur Paul in Epcot and Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian

Walt Disney World

These are extremely fancy places that I haven’t been able to afford (and might never be able to afford)- yet, I still think it would be cool to eat at either one of these restaurants. Monsieur Paul is tucked away in the France Pavilion at Epcot, and Victoria & Albert’s is a 5-star dining experience at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I’ve tried peeking into both restaurant on a few occasions, but have yet to be successful.

  • A Private Fireworks Cruise

Walt Disney World

I would love to rent a boat and sail out onto the Seven Seas Lagoon, and get treated to my own personal viewing of Happily Ever After (I’m not as interested in Illuminations). I know people can do this for special occasions and for groups, and one day I might do some research to see if this a reasonable experience.

  • Stay in a Villa at the Polynesian Resort

Disney Vacation Club

How amazing do these beach villas look, complete with your personal view of the Magic Kingdom? Until I travel to the Maldives, or Fiji, or (insert exotic paradise island here), I would love to stay for a few nights in one of these villas. Plus, the Polynesian is my favorite Disney resort hotel, and I’ve never even stayed in the main building.

  • Go on a Disney Cruise

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I did go on the inaugural sailing of the Disney Wonder with my parents and sister when I was young, but I’d love to go on a Disney Cruise as an adult. I want to appreciate all the meals, the experience at Castaway Cay, and maybe indulge in some spa specials. My wish is to go on one of the newer ships, such as the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, and go on the see-through waterslide (the Aquaduck?), and view fireworks over the ocean.

  • Visit Every Disney Park in the World


This item may take a while to scratch off my bucket list, but I’m going to do it! First on the agenda is Disneyland Paris (which I’ll visit hopefully next year), and then Shanghai Disneyland, with Tokyo and Hong Kong as the last stops.

  • Stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite

Trip Savvy

This dream is probably unattainable- it is very hard to stay in the suite located directly inside Cinderella Castle. You can’t buy a night here- you must win it through a contest, or by some other means. The Bucket List Family, who I’m currently obsessed with, recently got gifted a stay here as part of Disney’s “30 Stays in 30 Days” campaign.


What are some items on your Disney Bucket List? Have you done any of these experiences?

Hugs and Fishes,


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3 thoughts on “My Disney Bucket List

  1. Love this! These are all pretty much on my Disney Bucket list but some I had never even heard of (Adventures by Disney). The only thing I’ve done is dinner at Monsieur Paul’s – I took my sister as a birthday present last year and it was amazing! They also sat us at the window so we had a beautiful view of the park. It wasn’t very crowded inside, at least while we were there, but the service was great and the food was delicious. We didn’t finish our bottle of champagne during dinner so they gave us the rest in to-go cups. They really did a nice job of making my sister’s birthday special. It was definitely a once in a lifetime sort of thing though because I’m not sure I’d be able to afford going there again…

    1. Oh wow, that dinner sounds like an amazing experience! So beautiful and delicious- I really would like to go, but like you, I don’t know if i could manage it twice! Thank you so much for sharing what the restaurant is like!

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