TL;DR: I did every single attraction listed on the map at Disneyland in 13 hours 27 minutes. I wrote two weeks ago about my plan to speedrun Disneyland. It ended up getting much more attention than I could have anticipated, with hundreds of retweets and an interview with USgamer. While the attention was jarring, it… Continue reading DLDQ2018 trip report: I can’t believe I actually did it
Day 0 – practice run notes
so it’s currently a bit after midnight on 2/10 (as in very very late at night). I flew in from Oakland today and headed over to the parks for a “practice run” to figure out how DAS and return times will affect my run. There’s good news and bad news. Good news: the potential time… Continue reading Day 0 – practice run notes
featured in USgamer! plus some updates
I had the chance to talk to Caty McCarthy from USgamer earlier this week about my upcoming speedrun attempt, and she wrote a great piece about it! I was able to talk about some of my thought processes when designing this run, including a change I’m planning on making. After thinking about it, I’ve decided to… Continue reading featured in USgamer! plus some updates
other Disneyland 100% attempts (that I know of)
The blog post that introduced me to the concept of 100%ing Disneyland is “Blackout Bingo – Disneyland in One Day!”, which was written by some other Disney parks nerds. They barely manage to get to everything in one day, but there are some differences in their approach vs. mine.
a loose route for DLDQ2018
For DLDQ2018 I’m trying to avoid getting too in my head while planning an optimal path. Sure, I could spend all my time trying to pre-optimize a route based on historical line and FastPass availability data, but that would drive me crazy. Things are going to change day-of, and my best plans would likely be… Continue reading a loose route for DLDQ2018
the dumbest idea i’ve ever had: speedrunning disneyland
Last night, I was joking with my fiancée about the concept of a Disneyland 100% speedrun. Specifically, debating what constitutes 100%. We decided on everything that’s listed in the attractions and entertainment pages on disneyland.com. Turns out, that’s a lot of things. And I’m going to attempt to do all of them in one day.
EPCOT Center pre-opening hype book (c. early 1982)
Good morning! I received a copy of an EPCOT Center pre-opening hype book from my sister for Hanukkah this year. She has a comically large amount of Disney parks memorabilia due to her fiancé’s family, which I’ll be archiving more of over the next few months. I’ll post another update once I have a better… Continue reading EPCOT Center pre-opening hype book (c. early 1982)