For most people, one Disney theme park is plenty for a single day. Mayyybe if you're really ambitious, you make a bar crawl out of Epcot. Those tea cup rides can really take it out of you, however.
But for Disney superfans Michael and Diane Greening, not even three parks in one city was enough. No, this Valentine's Day, the couple hit three parks in three different cities -- Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Anaheim, and Walt Disney World Resort, Florida -- all in the same day.
Michael, 49, and Diane, 51, began their adventure at the Tokyo theme park, where they posed for a photo at 9.50am before sitting on a 10-hour flight to LA for a fleeting visit at Disneyland Anaheim, which they reached by 12pm. A flight delay set them back an hour and nearly threw the bizarre itinerary off. The San Diego-based couple missed their next flight to Orlando, but quickly re-booked and finally made it to the Magic Kingdom by 11.40pm, a mere 20 minutes before the park closed and Cinderella changed into just another struggling actress driving home from a day at work.
The Greenings originally planned to make their Mickey Mouse crawl on Jan. 17 to celebrate 17 years of marriage, a spinoff of their annual tradition to visit Disneyland on their anniversary. But because Disney World closed before midnight, they couldn't have hit all three that day. Hence the change of date.
“It’s completely insane, and that’s why we did it," Michael told NY Daily News.
And then they lived happily ever after.