Disney World may be the most magical place on Earth—but it’s also one of the most crowded. But that didn’t stop Shane Lindsay, 45, and Kristina Hawkins, 31, from riding all 46 rides in the park during their recent visit. And not only did the couple do it in 18 hours but they also did it without a FastPass.
“We did believe it was possible, but we knew things had to go right as well,” Lindsay told WESH. Last Wednesday, the Disney-loving duo completed the Parkeology Challenge, a competition started by Lindsay that requires entrants to ride every attraction at the four Orlando parks (The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom).
Documenting their quest with a photo on each ride throughout the day, Lindsay and Hawkins started at Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom at 7:51 a.m. on Wednesday morning and didn’t stop until just before the park closed at 2 a.m. on Thursday. They said that the longest wait was around an hour long in the line for Animal Kingdom’s Flight of Passage.
Since the Parkeology Challenge was created in 2014, only about six percent of the 325 official teams have completed the mission. And while Lindsay and Hawkins have successfully finished the challenge once before, this was the first time they have done it without the use of a FastPass or MagicBand, two aids that allow guests to jump ahead in lines.
Their incredible accomplishment has gone viral, as people praise the couple for their dedication. “It’s mostly just Disney street cred, I would say,” Hawkins said to WESH. “It was almost like we broke the internet, the Disney internet, everyone was freaking out.”
— Parkeology Shane (@FamedNaturalist) April 25, 2019