This week, a lucky quirk in scheduling has paved the way for another Parkeology run at the WDW46 Challenge.
On Thursday, Ted will leave snow-swept Chicago en route to sunny Florida, arriving just in time to join Shane on an attempt to ride all 46 rides at Walt Disney World in a single day this Friday, May 29th, 2015.
As the saying goes… One Day. Every Ride. Again.
Yes, like a certain Disney franchise of apple-based dessert outlaws, we are trotting out another entry in our WDW46 series.
And this time it’s personal.
No, really. We’ve enjoyed the success of the Official Parkeology WDW46 Challenge. But now thanks to the refurbishment schedule, the window of opportunity is closing. This is one of the last chances for anyone to attempt the challenge before the end of the year.
We hope to provide a book-end to this inaugural season by doing it again. This is just Ted and Shane’s chance to relax and have fun together.
… Because nothing says relaxation like non-stop sprinting through muggy theme parks during a jam-packed summer weekend.
Especially when we only have 16 hours this time instead of 17. With a lousy set of Extra Magic Hours. On a Star Wars Weekend (why do we always schedule these things during super crowded days??)
In typical Parkeology fashion, we have been hearing reports of severe weather forecasted for Friday evening—possibly even more severe than we faced during our first attempt.
With our luck, they’ll probably sound the tornado sirens just before midnight.
So that should be fun.
We invite you to follow us on Twitter, where we’ll give you the play-by-play from @Parkeology and hashtag #WDW46.
So, did you guys make it on the 29th?
Sadly the Rock N Roller Coaster at Disney Hollywood Studios never opened.
For no reason that we could find it simply failed to open at the start of the day and remained closed all day long, not opening for even a minute. This made WDW46 effectively impossible.
We were there the week leading up to your attempt. We were in cue on 5/26 (Tuesday evening), and the coaster shut down. While clearing, we saw the car stuck in the first loop immediately after takeoff. Half of the ride car had entered the loop. The CM’s were talking about having to manually push the car backwards out of the loop. We had to clear out, and sadly, the ride didn’t open until after we left on 5/31. What a bummer….a trip without a single ride on Rockin’ Roller Coaster! Better luck to ya’ll next time!
Well that sounds about right. It would need to have been a major issue. It’s all good though… We were doing it again more for fun than anything else and it’s all part of the game as they say.
Thanks for the insight!
I’m sure you’ve discussed this before, but would a California challenge be easier or harder? The park-hopping is obviously trivial, but there are more rides, and I remember when I was there a couple of years ago that it’s almost impossible to do anything in the middle of the day because it was so crowded.
We were obviously novices compared to WDW46 legends, but we spent 12 hrs in the park and maybe got 20 rides in?
You guys are nuts, but that’s what makes you so entertaining. I still think you should incorporate beer into your plans. Anyway, I wish I could be there to cheer you on and I look forward to following you on Twitter. Have fun.
You guys are nuts. And AWESOME! Best of luck to you.
Hope it goes well!! Will be rooting you on in spirit as you get to attempt for they shut down Pirates!
I wish you guys wouldn’t torture yourselves like this! You have nothing to prove! But if you feel that you must, you have to answer that call.
I still REALLY WANT a WDW46 (or 47) T-shirt – is there any chance that could be a thing again? Because I would place my order IMMEDIATELY!
Just gonna miss you guys by 2 days.
Last time I was there (March), there was a couple doing taking up the challenge. I talked to them in the line for SPLASH MOUNTAIN. I checked up on them later and they had completed the mission.
Bye bye, boys! Have fun storming the castle!
Do you think it will work, or will it take a miracle?
Awesome fellas! I will be there on Saturday in the MK.
Cool Ben. We should be in one of the parks Saturday and Sunday as well.