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My Magic 100: The List

Welcome to My Magic 100! Thanks for stopping by!

This site chronicles the two and a half years I spent crossing 100 items off my Disney Bucket List (February 2012 – June 2014). Just click on any of the links below to read the individual items, and have a great visit here at My Magic 100!

  1. Stay at Port Orleans Riverside in a Royal Room
  2. Take the “Magic Behind our Steam Trains” Tour
  3. Take time to explore “Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream”
  4. Watch a movie under the stars at Yacht & Beach Club
  5. See the Christmas Candlelight Processional at EPCOT
  6. Run the Princess Half Marathon
  7. Go on a Disney CRUISE!
  8. Eat at Chef Mickey’s
  9. Ride Cinderella’s horse on Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
  10. Walk down Main Street, U.S.A. eating one of those ENORMOUS lollipops
  11. Have a pizza at Via Napoli in World Showcase
  12. Enjoy “Snow White’s Scary Adventures” one last time
  13. Eat an entire Kitchen Sink with friends at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  14. Take a tour of EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion
  15. Camp at Fort Wilderness
  16. Run the Castaway Cay 5K
  17. Tube around Castaway Creek at Typhoon Lagoon
  18. Fly with Dumbo
  19. Taste test a Grand Marnier Orange Slush
  20. Get my hair cut at the Harmony Barber Shop
  21. Make a wish at Cinderella’s Wishing Well
  22. Visit the Carolwood Pacific Railroad Room at Wilderness Lodge
  23. Go to Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland
  24. Beat my husband at Toy Story Midway Mania
  25. Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian
  26. Explore Tom Sawyer Island
  27. Witness the torch-lighting ceremony at the Polynesian Resort
  28. Ride Peter Pan’s Flight with my best friend
  29. See the Castle lights at Christmas
  30. Party at a street festival in Animal Kingdom
  31. Ride Splash Mountain
  32. Experience Holidays around the World at EPCOT
  33. Draw  20 characters at the Animation Academy
  34. Eat a Carrot Cake Cookie
  35. See the Magic Kingdom all dressed up for Halloween
  36. See The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
  37. Enjoy a beverage at Boardwalk’s Belle Vue Lounge
  38. Eat every cupcake at Starring Rolls Cafe
  39. Curl up with a good book at a Wilderness Lodge fireplace
  40. Celebrate Halloween Disney-style!
  41. Visit Fort Wilderness at Christmas to see the decorated RVs
  42. Stroll around Barefoot Bay at Caribbean Beach Resort
  43. Have a drink at Victoria Falls in Animal Kingdom Lodge
  44. Buy annual passes with Florida Resident discount:)
  45. Arrive early enough for Rope Drop at Magic Kingdom
  46. Have my picture taken with Jiminy Cricket
  47. Eat a Dole Whip
  48. Experience all the attractions in New Fantasyland (links to each individual attraction can be found at the bottom of this page)
  49. Learn about the people behind the names on the windows on Main Street, U.S.A.
  50. Attend the closing Flag Ceremony at Magic Kingdom
  51. Spy “DiVine” in Animal Kingdom
  52. Catch a Yehaa Bob show at Port Orleans — Riverside
  53. Search for Hidden Mickeys among the murals at Conservation Station
  54. Meet the Walt Disney World Horses
  55. Ride a boat down the Sassagoula River
  56. Play mini golf at Fantasia Gardens or Winter Summerland
  57. Eat at Sanaa in Kidani Village
  58. Order the BBQ Slaw Dog at Casey’s Corner
  59. Ride the AquaDuck
  60. Shoot a round at the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  61. Kim Possible/Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
  62. Visit Disney’s Wilderness Preserve
  63. Buy and enjoy a caramel in the Germany Pavilion
  64. Dine at the Be Our Guest Restaurant
  65. Experience every attraction in Walt Disney World
  66. Enjoy a slice of Tie-Dye Cheesecake at Pop Century Resort
  67. Have a Monorail drink at the Top of the World
  68. Enjoy the Flower & Garden Festival  at EPCOT
  69. Design and ride my own roller coaster at Disney Quest
  70. Find the snow on Main Street U.S.A.
  71. Have a treat at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
  72. Run the Tower of Terror 10 Miler
  73. Spend some time taking pictures of the Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life
  74. Ride the Characters in Flight Balloon in Downtown Disney
  75. Read a biography about Walt Disney
  76. Do some Christmas shopping at the Festival of the Seasons
  77. Run through all 4 Walt Disney World Parks
  78. Attend Star Wars Weekends
  79. Dine at Animator’s Palate
  80. Earn my Donald or Mickey medal during WDW Marathon Weekend
  81. Ride all 12 monorails
  82. See “The Magic, the Memories, and You” (and “Celebrate the Magic”) show at Cinderella Castle
  83. Find at least one Hidden Mickey at every resort on Walt Disney World property
  84. Steal an afternoon nap on a hammock around the Seven Seas Lagoon
  85. Rent a Canoe at Fort Wilderness
  86. Eat my way around the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival
  87. Drink hot cocoa during Fantasmic!
  88. Watch Miyuki make candy in the Japan Pavilion
  89. Take a tour of Wilderness Lodge
  90. See all the Walt Disney World Resorts decorated for the Holidays
  91. Spend an evening at Animal Kingdom Lodge listening to African folktales
  92. Watch Wishes from the Polynesian Resort beach
  93. Take the Ferry Boat to the Magic Kingdom
  94. Celebrate Mardi Gras at Port Orleans
  95. Check out the Art of Animation Resort upon completion
  96. See the Main Street Electrical Parade
  97. Enjoy live music at Raglan Road
  98. Spend all day in a Disney Resort pool
  99. Follow the recipes to attempt to make a few Disney dishes
  100. Hug Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom

P.S. While going about the business of crossing items off my Disney Bucket List, I stumbled across a few unexpected adventures along the way! I call these “Bucket List Bonuses”:) … Enjoy!

  1. Sail on the “Re-Imagined” Disney Magic
  2. See the Chocolate Easter Eggs at the Grand Floridian
  3. Attend the Coronation of a Disney Princess
  4. Find the Little Mermaid’s Signature in the Storyboard Chandelier
  5. Ask the Blue Fairy to Grant My Wish
  6. See the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
  7. Run the Glass Slipper Challenge
  8. Bucket List REMIX! The 2014 Port Orleans Mardi Gras Parade
  9. Cast a Vote in the Lei Day Competition at the Polynesian Resort

New Fantasyland Attractions and Experiences: Individual Links

  1. Be Our Guest Restaurant
  2. Under the Sea — Journey of the Little Mermaid
  3. Enchanted Tales with Belle
  4. Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Casey Jr. Splash ‘N Soak Station
  5. The Barnstormer and Pete’s Silly Sideshow
  6. Gaston’s Tavern
  7. Princess Fairytale Hall
  8. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train


Comments on: "My Magic 100: The List" (33)

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing! I consider myself a Disney World fanatic and there are things on your list I didn’t know about. That’s one of the many reasons I keep going back to Disney World. All the familiar stuff is awesome (it feels like home), but there are so many layers to explore. I can’t wait to read about your adventures! Good luck!

  2. I love this!! I think you may have inspired me to make my own list:)

  3. Todd Miller said:

    Of course this list could be 500 things and you’d never do everything you wold like at WDW! The only thing that was conspicuously missing for me was the Beers Around the World Adventure (one in each country) at EPCOT. So if you need any pointers- I have conquered that challenge. Granted, it took me three days… three GLORIOUS days…

  4. Erica B. said:

    Thank you for sharing your list. I have printed it out as there are some ideas on there I have never heard of. People don’t understand why I keep going back to WDW. It’s all the hidden surprises that it has to offer!
    I heard of your blog while listening to you on Be Our Guest Podcast. I really enjoyed all the information you gave. Thank you for taking your time to be on the show:)

    • Thank you, Erica–that is so sweet! It’s great to “meet” you :)! I’m so glad I got to do the show, everyone at BOGP is so great–thanks for listening!

      I hear you–I think a lot of people just think it’s a few theme parks and that’s that. But there really are experiences and surprises for absolutely everyone, and those of us who love it all are kindred spirits:). Maybe I’ll see you there sometime!!

  5. This really is a great idea, and a fun blog site. I’ll enjoy reading all of them, and do hope you will some day do all 100!

    • Oh my goodness–that is so kind… THANK YOU :)! I really appreciate the well wishes, too, and am hoping for a little extra pixie dust to accomplish all of it ;)! Thanks so much for following along!

  6. thank you for sharing..i heard you on the Be Our Guest Podcast this week talking about staying at Fort Wilderness and I had to check out your list. I printed a copy so that I can investigate some of the ideas a little more in planning for our disney cruise and stay at the parks in February 2013. It also inspired my 9 year old, 4 year old boys and myself to make our own “Bucket List” for this upcoming trip…thanks for the great ideas…

    • Hi, Lori :)! Thank you so much for your note–I can’t tell you how much your comment means to me, hearing about you and your boys building your own Disney Bucket Lists :)! I hope it helps you all look forward to your upcoming trip all that much more. Wow… the Fantasy AND the Parks… way to go :)! I’ll look forward to hopefully hearing about your trip when you return… thank you again for this, it really made me smile :)!

  7. Hey! Quick question about one of the items on the list: When do they run the Castaway Cay 5K? Is it with every cruise or just at special times. We’re going to be on Castaway Cay next year and I should probably start training!😛

    • YAY!! This sounds SO super fun… from what I understand, there is still no guarantee that they will hold it, but it’s become so popular that they seem to be holding it lately with every stop on Castaway Cay, no matter the length of the cruise. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, because I’ve only got one shot to knock it off my list ;)! So I keep checking everywhere I can to make sure…

      It’s nothing you can pre-register for–at least not yet. Currently, when you receive your Personal Navigator cruise newsletter the day before your CC stop, they will let you know where you can meet up if you’d like to run it. It’s also still free as I write this–HOORAY! AND everyone gets a Mickey medal–so why I just signed up for the full WDW marathon is beyond me at this point😉.

      This will be your first 5K, is that right? How cool if your very first one is international!!

  8. Wow, my kids think we are the only “weird” family that keeps a list of our Disney To Do list.

  9. disneyroobs said:

    What a brilliant idea!!!

    • Thanks, Lucy :)! Hopefully we’ll run into each other at a Disney race one of these days… I’m excited to follow your training!

  10. Wow great list. I need to make a list. I have done some of the things on your list but some I need on my list. This Oct we will be going on our first cruise, the Dream, and I plan on doing the Castaway 5K. ANd also our first Food & Wine at Epcot. I am so excited. After our cruise we will be staying at the Poly and we plan on watching Wishes for the first time on the Poly beach.
    Thank you for giving me a great idea of making a Disney bucket list.

    • Oh, WOW–that sounds like a GREAT trip :)! I would love to hear about the Castaway Cay 5K after you run it–it sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a beautiful time on the Dream… I’m sure you will! Thanks so much for stopping by, Lynn :)!

  11. Looks like I have done 35.5 items off your list (1/2 because I have done a race through only 2 of the 4 parks so far). Some things just might not apply to me – unless I run into your husband at the parks some time – LOL!
    Yup – might have to make up my own list!

    • Ha :)! You could probably beat my husband at Toy Story Midway Mania before I can… that’s one of the items I’m most concerned about not accomplishing ;)! I love that you counted, that’s awesome:). If you do make your own list, please let me know… it would be a blast to read it. I still feel like 100 isn’t even scratching the smallest surface of all there is to do! Thanks a ton for visiting :)!

  12. great disney blog! i just started one as well! check it out here: http://goingdisney.wordpress.com/

  13. How about watching ALL the Disney films? I still have a few to get through on the list! http://blog.bcdb.com/disney-cartoon-canon-index/

  14. Love your list Wendy but there is 1 event that you didn’t post on your list. The Annual Epcot Food And Wine Festival. i attend every year and it gets better and better

  15. Actually you did i just saw it on the list. Again you enjoy Disney as much as we all do. It helps put a smile on our faces everyday.

    • Thanks so much for checking it out, James! I’ve been able to visit the Food & Wine Festival twice since I made this list, and it looks like you’re right… it DOES get better each year, from what I can tell! Already excited about the next go ’round…:)

  16. kdleask said:

    This list has inspired me to create my own list! I would love to visit WDW … I’ve been to Anaheim twice and Tokyo once, but never Orlando. I’ll get there one day:) Anyways, thanks for posting your experiences, and good luck with completing your list!

    • Thank you so much! Wow, I don’t know if I’ll ever get to Tokyo, I bet that was amazing:). And thank you for the good luck wishes… I send you the same, and look forward to reading more on “Philanthropist Dreams”!

  17. This is a great idea! I also thought that I knew just about everything there is to Disney but I see there are a few more I wasn’t aware of…Time to add these to my bucket list.

    • Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great time adding to (and crossing things off) of your Disney Bucket List :)!

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