There's nothing in this world that I enjoy more than a theme park boat ride. Luckily, I can get my fix pretty much anytime that I want, living just 20 minutes from WDW. But one thing has really intrigued me over the summer after seeing or hearing about crazy Disney World challenges. Has anyone ever done a "Ultimate BOATRIDE challenge" before? I'm talking every boat ride on WDW property in one day. Boat ride attractions in parks, water transportation, up-charge experiences; the whole water shebang. I introduce to you:
Mickey's Cruise Cup Challenge
After doing some preliminary research by riding a LOT of boats, I've determined that there probably should be a couple levels of the Cruise Cup. But first, let's list all the boat rides on property.
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Pirates of the Caribbean
Liberty Belle steamboat
Tom Sawyer rafts
Jungle Cruise (edit - shout out to Matt Houser @houserpain for the omission)
Kali River Rapids
Living with the Land
Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros
Friendship Boats on World Showcase Lagoon
Fort Wilderness ferry
Wilderness Lodge launch
Seven Seas Lagoon:
Polynesian Village launch
Grand Floridian launch
Ticket and Transportation Center ferry
Friendship boats from each resort (Yacht, Beach, Boardwalk, Swan, Dolphin)
Disney Springs ferry to/from resorts (Port Orleans, Old Key West, Saratoga Springs)
There are quite a few up-charge boats that I'm not going to add to the list. At this point, I believe the park and transportation boats are going to enough of a challenge.
Levels of challenge:
Since I think that this is going to be a difficult challenge to complete, I'm building levels of achievement into this.
All boat attractions and transportation inside each of the 4 theme parks.
All boat attractions; transportation inside each of the 4 theme parks; and ferries/launches on Seven Seas Lagoon, Crescent Lake, and Sassagoula River.
All boat attractions; transportation inside each of the 4 theme parks; ferries/launches on Seven Seas Lagoon, Crescent Lake, and Sassagoula River; and at least one half hour boat excursion (Sea Raycer, pontoon rental, etc)
All boat attractions; transportation inside each of the 4 theme parks; ferries/launches on Seven Seas Lagoon, Crescent Lake, and Sassagoula River; at least one half hour boat excursion (Sea Raycer, pontoon rental, etc); and a fireworks cruise (Wishes or Illuminations).
This isn't going to be for the faint of heart. Only serious naval aficionados should attempt this. Some of the biggest issues in completing this will be crowd level and park hours. Hopefully, I'll be able to attempt the Admiral level either in early November or January next year. Wish me luck.
If you're interested in attempting to complete this on one of your trip to WDW, drop me a line or use hashtag #WDWCruiseCup on Twitter. Go forth and make WDW great again, captains!