Last week, our good friend Kyle Holland shared his personal journey as he conquered 4 Parks in 1 Day.  In the past week, we’ve had some people share their desire to try this the next time they went to Disney World.  While Kyle shared specifics about checking park hours and even taking time to work in life milestones, we asked if he could assist with a generic “formula for success” for a novice.  So, for today’s article, Believe Vacations is happy to provide the 4P1D Formula for Success.  And because we love to help our clients plan EVERYTHING, we threw in some options for sights, entertainment, transportation and food!  Best of luck in your attempts!

The Formula for Success

Animal Kingdom

Prior to Extra Magic Hour Park Opening (7:00 AM) – Start at Animal Kingdom and prepare to head to the world of Pandora.

7:45 AM – Hopefully, get in early and head to Flight of Passage well in
advance of the park opening.

8:00AM – Try to ride Everest (maybe 2x) and Dinosaur

Breakfast – Catch a quick bite at Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery or Yak and Yeti.  For a bigger challenge, ride over to the Animal Kingdom Lodge for a bite.

Hollywood Studios

10:00 AM – Bus ride to Hollywood Studios and good luck riding anything Toy Story. Maybe hit up Star Tours if less of a wait time.

Lunch – Grab a quick lunch at Andy’s Lunchbox and then leave to hop on the boat to journey over to EPCOT.


Noon – Depending on your sense of adventure, instead of going straight for rides at EPCOT, get off the bus early to resort hop. Visit Yacht & Beach Clubs along with the Boardwalk for some good photos and, depending on time of year, decorations.

2:00 PM – Enter through the International Gateway and into the World Showcase and waddle over to the Mexico pavilion to say hey to the Three Caballeros!

2:30 PM – Visit our good friend Figment and then use the single rider line
to knock out Test Track.

Magic Kingdom

4:00 PM – Monorail over to MK. Of course, no monorail ride is complete without stopping at all 3 resorts to visit or, since this is what Kyle recommended, pin trade!

5:30 PM – Enter the Magic Kingdom and complete the challenge by conquering any of the mountains.

Dinner – Grab some hot dogs for dinner at Casey’s Corner.

Dark:30 PM – Take a victory lap around Tomorrowland on the PeopleMover as the peasants applaud your accomplishments!

9:15 PM – Enjoy your celebratory fireworks and nighttime spectacular. I mean, you can call it Happily Ever After but it’s more fun to name it after yourself. After all, YOU DID IT!

This is as LEGIT as it gets folks. Not only did you hit up all 4 parks, but you ate throughout the day, you hit every mode of transportation to the parks provided (bus, boat, monorail), you will see 8 resorts (including your own), ride one of the premier attractions at each of the 4 parks and take in the fireworks at the end. Can you do it? Thanks for reading and remember, there’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow…hopefully with 4 parks in it!

Brian Pavlick

Brian Pavlick

Brian Pavlick is a husband and father residing in Maylene, AL. His love of Disney goes back to his early memories of watching the New Disney Channel on cable, occasional vacations to Orlando Florida and attending Disney Institute Management Training classes. He keeps up with Disney news and updates by reading numerous websites, experiencing attractions by watching YouTube videos and introducing his family to classic and timeless Disney movies, attractions and songs.