There is nothing to see here tonight. This post can be completely ignored. But since today is April 7, I couldn’t let today go by without announcing my intention to complete WDW47.
I did not come to this decision lightly. In fact, it is the culmination of years of training. My wife has already told me it cannot be done. And she may be right. At this point there are too many variables, too many unsolved problems. But due to my own schedule and that of the theme park overlords, the next window is not for another 2 months. I have time. There are experts who can be consulted. Trainers who can prepare me. If all else fails, there is magic.
Fun fact: 47 is a prime number.
I’m not yet prepared to disclose what 47 is. That defeats the point of talking about a top secret project on the internet, especially since we are almost 70 days away from the event horizon (and I’m not even sure I’m using that term correctly, but it sounded cool). Suffice it to say that it relates to a seemingly impossible task that nobody except theme park geeks will care about, and the jury is out on whether they will care anyway. Maybe if I make a t-shirt (snap judgement: I’m making a t-shirt).
Fun fact: 47 is the answer to a jokey math problem which says that all numbers equal 47. It was developed by somebody at Pomona College, and a whole bunch of Star Trek writers loved the joke so much, they injected the number into almost every episode. So says wikipedia.
As a point of clarification, this has nothing to do with Run Disney’s recently announced Dopey Challenge. That one is 48.6 miles. Which does not round down to 47 (unless one is rounding down to closest prime number). Also, that one involves lots of running. Also, it’s crazy.
Fun Fact: Disney’s fan club is D23. If you were to double that and add 1, you get 47.
Anyway, consider this very early advance warning. I’ll talk more about it in the coming months. But for now, just be aware that #WDW47 is the top trending hashtag on Twitter right now (it isn’t, but maybe if you all tweet about it at exactly 4:07a.m. tomorrow, it will be. What? Don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night to help this thing go viral?)
That’s all for now. Regular parkeology posts will resume later this week.