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300 Days and Counting…

To commemorate the 300th day of our relocation to Florida countdown, we thought we would make a fun list of 300 things we plan to do after we have moved to Florida (in no particular order).

  1. Shop all of the Disney stores and outlets
  2. Have lunch with Lou Mongello
  3. Attend the “Food and Wine Festival” at Epcot
  4. Split a funnel cake at the Magic Kingdom
  5. Ride Splash Mountain with our family
  6. Meet “Mike” and the “Be Our Guest” crew at some type of event
  7. Give my Mom, Dad, and Brother a tour of our new home town
  8. Buy new furniture for our new place
  9. Visit the Kennedy Space Center
  10. See the Atlantic Ocean
  11. Get our Florida Driving Licenses
  12. Buy our Disney Annual Passes
  13. Apply at Walt Disney World for employment
  14. Check out Miami
  15. Visit a family restaurant in Naples
  16. Meet Bill from “Mousejunkies” in WDW somewhere
  17. Make friends with someone from the Disney Mom’s Panel
  18. Go back to the Titanic Exhibit
  19. Visit Busch Gardens
  20. Go to a special event at Sea World
  21. See a band concert in Orlando
  22. Volunteer at “Give Kids the World” Village
  23. Find every Renaissance Faire in FL and go to it
  24. Drink Florida orange juice
  25. Put Florida license plates on my vehicles
  26. Visit “Gatorland”
  27. Flick off my first ‘lovebug’
  28. Attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
  29. Have an adult beverage on the balcony of the Animal Kingdom Lodge
  30. Eat at the T-Rex Café
  31. Buy lots of goodies at “Basin” in DTD
  32. Sun bathe on a FL beach
  33. Ride “Soarin” with anyone who will ride with me
  34. Build a sand castle with my kids near the ocean
  35. Help clean up any of the oil spill
  36. Dress up as princesses with kids
  37. Hang out with Craig Duncan somewhere in WDW
  38. Have an in-depth conversation with Beci Mankhen
  39. Attend the “Flower and Garden” Show at Epcot- buy Dad something
  40. Ride “Peter Pan” with my hubby any time I want
  41. Enjoy “It’s a Small World” with my Jessie
  42. Find a house of worship
  43. Get kids ready for their new schools
  44. Greet and meet neighbors
  45. Help at a local shelter
  46. See a Disney movie opening night at the Movie Theater in DTD
  47. Attend a Sunday worship celebration at the House of Blues
  48. Ride a Hot Air Balloon in DTD
  49. Meet a Disney Imagineer
  50. Draw every character possible at the Animation class at DHS
  51. Shop the IKEA
  52. Swim with the Dolphins somewhere
  53. Drink while blogging around the World Showcase
  54. Visit the Florida Chamber of Commerce
  55. Send out my first mail from my FL address
  56. Make my first phone call from my FL home
  57. Find my local Redbox
  58. See my first Gecko
  59. Ride the boat from Port Orleans to DTD
  60. Finally play in Disney Quest
  61. Check out a Cirque De Soleil Show
  62. Take a Segway Tour at Epcot
  63. Buy perfume in Italy at Epcot
  64. Have tea at the Grand Floridian
  65. Find the local Wal-Mart
  66. Play at Blizzard Beach
  67. Burn all of my winter coats
  68. Take the kids to the Disney parks after school
  69. Eat something daring
  70. Ride a city bus to get used to town
  71. Hang out at the MCO Airport
  72. Enjoy a Dole Whip in “Bawb’s” honor
  73. Ride “Pirates” while texting someone how cool it is
  74. Go Hidden Mickey hunting with the family
  75. Feed the Sting Rays at Sea World
  76. Enjoy the Christmas décor In WDW
  77. Tell anyone I want to that I am a FL Resident
  78. Find the fastest way to cool myself off in the FL heat
  79. Watch “Illuminations” anytime I want too
  80. Brave “Space Mountain”
  81. Drink a Butter Beer at the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”
  82. Have a picnic under a palm tree
  83. Taking Belle to College
  84. Go to a FL dance club and have a girl’s night with Judy
  85. Meet Disney Celebrities
  86. Attend “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”
  87. Run a Disney Marathon
  88. Read our first copy of “The Orlando Sentinel”
  89. Be a part of the televised “Walt Disney World Christmas Parade”
  90. Visit the campus of Full Sail and see where “The Daily Buzz” is taped
  91. Check out Daytona Beach
  92. Take a drive down International Drive
  93. See palm trees when I wake up in the morning
  94. Have Sunday breakfast after church at a Character Meal
  95. Get picture with Mickey and my FL License
  96. Make lots of FL friends
  97. Drive under the Walt Disney World arch every week
  98. Celebrate Christmas in WDW
  99. Take an Illuminations Cruise
  100. Find a new character each week to get our picture with
  101. Go to garage sales in my area
  102. Get a Marketing job with Disney
  103. See Carl get an IT job with Disney
  104. Go to Victoria and Alberts for my Birthday
  105. Renew our wedding vows in the Disney Wedding Pavilion or on the beach
  106. Have professional family pictures taken in front of the Castle
  107. Collect sea shells by the ocean
  108. Camp at Fort Wilderness
  109. Collect more Disney pins for our collection
  110. Finally eat at Le Cellier in Canada
  111. Take the “Behind the Seeds” tour at Epcot
  112. Learn how to garden
  113. Go on a Disney Cruise
  114. Spend a night in a room at Concierge Level at WDW
  115. Retire in Florida
  116. Walk around Caribbean Beach Resort after work
  117. Read in a hammock on one of the beaches
  118. Lose weight and fit into a tiny bikini
  119. See a Broadway play in Orlando
  120. Perfect  my score on Toy Story Mania
  121. Enjoy a Mickey bar in the shadow of the Castle
  122. See something launch from Kennedy Space Center
  123. Visit a Disney spa for a massage
  124. Play with Emily in our first FL public park
  125. Watch the 4th of July fireworks in the Magic Kingdom
  126. Enjoy New Years Eve on top of the Contemporary Resort
  127. Buy into DVC
  128. Find the best local restaurants
  129. Bike around town
  130. Eat dinner at ”The Crystal Palace” in MK
  131. Try school bread at Norway in Epcot
  132. Dress up for Star Wars Weekends
  133. Open up a bank account at a bank in FL
  134. Adjust vehicle insurance
  135. Find a family doctor
  136. Eat a yummy Mexican lunch on the water at Epcot
  137. Play video games at Pizza Planet with my kids
  138. Shop at “Mousegears anytime
  139. Sit by the “Fountain of Nations” at night and just relax
  140. Ride “Test Track” with my hands in the air
  141. Walk slowly though the Nemo queue… I love the music and atmosphere
  142. Carl will take Jessie to see the Nemo Musical anytime she wants
  143. Ride the TTA at night while SpectroMagic parade is on
  144. Dress up for “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”
  145. Watch Belle get to enjoy “Grad Night” at WDW
  146. Attend the DIS parties at DHS
  147. See the newest Pixar Character each year in the Animation Building
  148. Get to know Cast Members by name
  149. Help out any Disney Podcast or Magazine
  150. Invest in sunscreen
  151. Buy our Christmas ornaments each year from the Disney Christmas store
  152. Attend the Candlelight Processional at Epcot
  153. Do a character breakfast at Universal Studios
  154. Go to a WDW Radio Meet
  155. Enjoy an entire morning of watching the Gorillas at AK
  156. Get used to FL drivers and tourists as well
  157. Start a new hobby
  158. Have a big dinner with my friends at “Boma’s” at the AKL
  159. Hold our first “Relocated Tourist” Disney Meet
  160. Eat at  Joe’s Crab Shack anytime I want
  161. Visit Celebration, FL
  162. See the opening of the Fantasyland expansion
  163. Ride the Ferry over to the Magic Kingdom
  164. Eat yummy rotisserie chicken with sautéed mushrooms and onions at Cosmic Rays
  165. Try riding “Mission: Space” again
  166. Do every Kim Possible Mission
  167. Enjoy a Hot Fudge Sundae at DTD
  168. Try a Carrot Cake Cooke at the “Writer’ Stop” at DHS
  169. Go to any special event held inside “The Great Movie Ride”
  170. Finally ride the “Tower of Terror”
  171. Learn to surf
  172. Shop “Tren D” with Belle
  173. Stay in Cinderella’s Castle (somehow)
  174. Vote for the first time in FL
  175. Take the Backlot tour
  176. Meet a Disney Animator
  177. Play cell phone tag
  178. Four Square myself everywhere in FL
  179. Show Kelly and the family around Walt Disney World
  180. Have the girl’s birthday parties somewhere in WDW
  181. Make up my own WDW Scavenger Hunt
  182. Get all prettied up and go on a night on the town in Orlando
  183. Locate the nearest Sephora
  184. Find the local Barnes and Noble for the girls
  185. Bottle sand from the first time I visit a FL beach.
  186. Get to complain about traffic on I-4 with everyone else
  187. Spend time with my Dad in WDW
  188. Dance down Main Street with my kids
  189. Write a book about our story
  190. Scrapbook our journey
  191. Buy a wand at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”
  192. Sing along to the Little Mermaid Show
  193. Have dinner at Planet Hollywood
  194. See the “Blue Man Group” at Universal Studios
  195. Do nothing but tube the Lazy River one Saturday
  196. Watch the Cloud Writer
  197. Shampoo a squirrel
  198. Watch the “Tour de France” at the EPSN Club
  199. See how many Brazilian groups I can upset
  200. Eat at “Via Napoli”
  201. Take an air boat ride through the Everglades
  202. Have family pic taken in bug glasses at “It’s Tough to be a Bug”
  203. Find every animal on the “Tree of Life”
  204. Ride the tea cups seeing how many times I can spin
  205. Attend a pin trading event
  206. Walk into the All-Stars Movie lobby anytime we want
  207. Attend the Campfire movie at Fort Wilderness
  208. Take the kids to “Hoop Dee Doo”
  209. Don’t ever have to hear Brett Favre’s name again
  210. Attend a Comedy Club
  211. Ride the monorail anytime
  212. Enjoy a Diet Coke on the Poly beach
  213. Ride “Journey into Imagination” with my girls
  214. Watch Jessie play with the jumping fountains
  215. Taste every soda at Club Cool
  216. Take Belle on the “Keys to the Kingdom” Tour
  217. Enjoy a dessert with my Carl at the Kona Café in the Poly
  218. Eat a yummy salad at Cosmic Rays on the balcony
  219. Sing along with the Pooh ride as we ride
  220. Dinner anytime with friends
  221. Sit in Tomorrowland and just listen to the awesome music
  222. Have lunch with someone new
  223. Meet Lisette Torano
  224. Shop the Test Track store for something new for our vehicle
  225. Visit the Swan and Dolphin fountains
  226. Eat at Wolfgang Pucks
  227. Go back to the Sizzler we ate at on vacation
  228. Just wake up any day and go to a Disney park
  229. See WDW Billboards when driving around Orlando
  230. Do “Pick a Pearl” in Japan
  231. Eat at “Coral Reef”
  232. Learn how to scuba dive
  233. Try on different Mickey ears
  234. Buy new art at the “Art of Disney”
  235. Collect more WDW candy tins
  236. Buy more monorail pieces
  237. Drink hot chocolate on Main Street during Christmas time
  238. Buy Florida oranges to send back to WI
  239. Purchase a new Disney sweatshirt ever year
  240. Have photopass pictures taken anytime we want
  241. Listen to my iPod as I walk through Epcot
  242. Enjoy “The Kitchen Sink” at Beaches N’ Cream
  243. Get to swim in the pool at the Beach Club
  244. Belle and Carl ride “Rockin’ Rollercoaster”
  245. Chase a monkey
  246. Ask Crush if he has ever been to WI
  247. Watch the divers in the “Nemo and Friends” Pavilion
  248. Find the Neenah Foundry Man Hole Cover outside Nemo Ride
  249. Wear every Disney World T-shirt I own to WDW
  250. Find every pressed penny machine and collect the rest
  251. Fight Captain Hook and Jack Sparrow at the same time
  252. Hug Stitch
  253. Find all of the Hidden Mickey’s at the Conservation Station
  254. Swim in our pool
  255. Get new cell phone numbers
  256. Visit our Relocated Tourist fans while they are on vacation
  257. Attend Jedi Training Academy
  258. Visit the Gulf of Mexico
  259. Check out the Florida Keys
  260. Batten down the hatches during our first hurricane
  261. Watch the Penguins at Sea World all day
  262. Hang out with Shamu
  263. Attend “Night of Joy” at the Magic Kingdom
  264. Watch ‘Yee Haw Bob’ at Port Orleans Riverside
  265. Go to our first Dessert Party at WDW
  266. Get a “Tables in Wonderland” card
  267. Plan Disneyland trip
  268. Find a new hidden Mickey for Steve Barrett
  269. Have Fish and Chips in the UK at Epcot
  270. Hang out with my brother, Ryan, in Epcot
  271. Celebrate when the Stitch ride is someday replaced
  272. Go to “Philharmagic” after dinner anytime
  273. Attend Lou’s 24 hour show
  274. Make a wish at the Snow White Fountain
  275. Put Christmas lights on our palm trees
  276. Attend the opening night of the Osborne Lights
  277. Play with Jessie in the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Playground
  278. See Captain EO for the first time
  279. Take the Sunset Safari ride from Animal Kingdom Lodge
  280. Be the family to open the Magic Kingdom
  281. Ride an attraction with a Disney Character
  282. Make our own Boom Dee Ya Dah Video at WDW
  283. Try something new every time we walk into a park
  284. See the “Kiss Goodnight” at the Magic Kingdom
  285. See the Main Street Electrical Light Parade
  286. Shop the Main Street Emporium
  287. Enjoy Walt’s presence at “One Man’s Dream”
  288. Get pictures taken with our hands in the cement in DHS
  289. Update our blog with our daily adventures
  290. Wake up every morning and realize we aren’t dreaming
  291. Send postcards as often as we can
  292. Help others who wish to relocate as well
  293. Start up official website with chat forums
  294. Extend the monorail track to our home
  295. Dig in the Boneyard with Jessie
  296. Ride “Dinosaur” over and over again with Belle
  297. Give our fast passes away each day
  298. Offer to take family pictures around the park with their cameras
  299. Take a sleigh- ride through Fort Wilderness
  300. Be thankful every day we live there that we made this decision.

7 Comments »

  1. Love love LOVE this post! You guys have given us the reality check we needed to say “why aren’t WE moving to Orlando?!” thanks for the blog and the inspiration! (we’re planning to move Oct 2012!)

    • Thanks so much for the kind words! That is awesome that you are moving down too! One of the things we would love to do once we are there is maybe have an annual or bi-annual get together in the parks with all the people who have moved down there. A little get together – Disney style – with everyone who has relocated. Hopefully it will grow to have more and more people each time we would meet!

  2. I too would love to move to Florida! We’ve been talking about it more and more since we’ve been going to WDW every year for the past 4 yrs! Have a safe move!

  3. Fantastic list! May I suggest another?
    301. Carrot cake cookies at DHS with Amy and Chris of Growing Up Disney 🙂

    Best wishes on completing your list! Please continue to update us all once you’re having all that fun!

  4. Oh I am so excited to have found your blog and am wishing you guys ALL THE BEST! Would love to be doing what you are doing….but still have a lot of convincing to do for my husband. 🙂 Sooo in the meantime, I will live vicariously through your experiences!

    And my favorite? So many great things planned, but my favorite is probably #67.Burn all of my winter coats. 🙂