Visiting All Disney Parks In 365 Days
Visiting All Disney Parks Within 365 Days
It is official! We are going to visit all of the Disney theme parks in the world within 365 days. Our first trip is at the beginning of May 2019 to Tokyo Disney and our final trip is Disneyland Paris in March 2020. This post provides a broad overview of our schedule for this year of adventure. We also provide details about how we offset the cost of the trips with airline and hotel points. None of our travel is sponsored or complementary from a company. With a bit of work and planning, anyone can do it!
All of our trips for this adventure have flights that were booked with points. What this means is the only out of pocket costs that we incur are the fees charged by the airlines. For example, our roundtrip flight from Nashville to Disneyland cost us $11.20/person. Being able to book our flights with points is a huge component for us being able to make this adventure possible.
The method of traveling by using points can be done by anyone. None of our travel is sponsored. It does take a bit of research and planning though. We have made several blog posts about free travel and we will continue to add new posts as we take these trips. While we try to provide a lot of detail in the posts for people looking to get free travel to Disney, we know that it is a lot of information. There is a learning process and we have definitely made mistakes along the way. Hopefully the information we provide helps you avoid some of our mistakes. If you have any questions or requests for additional posts, please leave us a comment below!
To see our posts related to free Disney travel, click here.
We love the Swan and Dolphin hotel at Disney World because it is a great location and because it is a Marriott. As a Marriott hotel, we can book the hotel with points having our hotel stay cost almost nothing out of pocket. Similarly, there is a Marriott across the street from Disneyland in California that is part of Disney’s good neighbor hotel program and the Sheraton at Tokyo Disney Resort are both part of the Marriott family. These are our go-to hotels for Disneyland and Tokyo Disney because of their location and the fact that we can book them with points. To read our post about Marriott rewards, click here.
While free hotel nights are always a win, not all of our hotel stays for this world-wide adventure are booked on points. For example, we booked Disneyland Paris as a package directly through Disneyland Paris’s website. Why? Because there aren’t any Marriott hotels where we could use points that give us the same benefits as the Disney-owned hotel. The biggest benefit of the Disney hotels in Paris is being able to walk to the Disneyland Paris theme parks easily from the hotel. We also opted for the Disney package, because the current special offer is too good to pass up. (More on this below.)
Flexible Travel Schedule
We both have full-time jobs. As a result, there are certain times of the year that are really hard for us to travel. Besides those dates, we are pretty flexible when looking for travel deals. We also book pretty far in advance. Having some flexibility to your travel days and an ability to book far in advance is very helpful when booking with points and getting great travel deals.
For example, we just booked our Disneyland Paris flight on American Airlines. You can book the flights 11 months in advance. Given that there is limited availability for the flights that you can book with points, our early booking allowed us to reserve flights from Nashville to Paris with points and just one layover. Booking Disneyland Paris early has an additional benefit because Disneyland Paris has amazing deals for booking really far in advance. Right now they have a special called “Super Early Booker” which gives up to 25% off your entire trip package (hotel and park tickets). It also comes with Free Half Board Meal Plan for each person for the entire trip. Half Board is a full breakfast and a lunch or dinner each day of the trip. Always look for these special offers when traveling to any Disney theme park (most parks offer some version of special discounts).
Our Travel Itinerary
1 – Tokyo Disney Resort
Our first trip is to Tokyo Disney from May 4, 2019 to May 8, 2019. This will be our second time visiting Tokyo Disney. We are really excited to go back during warmer weather (our last trip was in January). The timing of the trip worked out where we are visiting during Japan’s Golden Week. This is one of the peak travel times in Japan, so it will be very different from our previous quiet-season trip.
2 – Disney World in Florida
We take monthly trips to Disney World. While we are really excited about visiting all of the other parks, this one will always feel like home.
3 – Disneyland in California
We have been to Disneyland before, but it has been about 5 years since our last visit. A lot has changed and we are excited to explore it all. We will be going to Disneyland the first week of August 2019.
4 – Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
We are going to Hong Kong Disneyland for the first time in December 2019. This trip is combined with Shanghai Disney (detailed below). We have 2 full days in Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is said to be a small Disney theme park, we are excited to explore it and take in all of the details.
5 – Shanghai Disney Resort
After Hong Kong, we fly to Shanghai Disney. We have 3 full days to explore Shanghai Disney. The combined trip worked out great because we were able to book our Hong Kong visit as an extended layover for our Shanghai trip. So Hong Kong was a bonus pit stop, which didn’t cost any additional airline miles!
6 – Disneyland Paris Resort
We just booked our trip to Disneyland Paris for March 2020! This allows us to complete all of the parks within the 365 day window. Our only other trip to Disneyland Paris was in May 2018. We are excited to end our around the world adventure in Disneyland Paris because it was the first international Disney park we ever visited. That aspect plus all of the wonderful details at Disneyland Paris make it a perfect ending location.
How To Follow Along
When we are at the Disney Parks, the best way to follow us is through our Instagram stories and posts. We try to post plenty of stories so that everyone can follow along. When we get back from a trip, we create posts for this website detailing our experiences and recommendations. If you have any suggestions for posts or things you would like to know more about, please leave a comment below!
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