A man originally from Paris, France, is setting out to do something no Disney fan has ever done, and we don’t mind telling you: we’re a little jealous!
Nathan Firesheets loves rides. And he loves Disney Parks. No, we mean he really, really, really loves Disney Parks. And rides. And he’s taking that love of all things rides and Disney Parks and using it as his motivation to complete a challenge among challenges for any Disney Adult–one that has never been completed before, and we have every reason to believe he’s going to accomplish it!
His upcoming challenge is the most ambitious, most aggressive, and no doubt the most fun challenge Firesheets has ever attempted, but it’s hardly his first. In November 2018, he rode 50 rides at Disneyland in one Saturday–and then woke up on Sunday morning and did the same thing all over again. In 2019, he did it again–100 rides in two days, but this time, with no FastPass+ selections. In another challenge, Firesheets rode all 79 attractions at Disneyland Resort in one day.
At the Walt Disney World Resort, he rode 47 rides in one day with and without FastPass+ selections. Then, at Disney World in 2019, Firesheets rode every single ride at the resort–everything at Magic Kingdom Park, everything at EPCOT, everything at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and everything at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in just 36 hours. He even completed a “coast-to-coast” challenge, during which he rode every ride at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World in two consecutive days.
And these aren’t all of his completed challenges.
Firesheets says he thought he’d done it all–achieving every conceivable challenge when it came to rides at Disney Parks, but he was wrong. There’s one challenge he has yet to complete, so he’s setting out to do it. It’s called the Disney Global Ride Challenge, and just like we don’t think “thrill junkie” does justice to Firesheets’ love of rides, we’re not so sure “challenge” is the right word for what he’s doing now.
Per the description on a YouTube video he created to explain the challenge, Firesheets says:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride every Disney ride on the planet? Well, so have I. And I’m going to try to do it in just 12 days. I’ve seen people who visit all the Disney Parks in the world but just go in, do one thing, eat a churro, and leave. And that seems silly to me.
Why travel all the way around the world and not at least try to enjoy all that the parks have to offer? And I’m sure you’ve seen stories about the ultra-rich private-jet global tour of all the parks. But who wants to spend 6-figures on a vacation? So I’m going to do it for a fraction of the price. I’ve never been to several of these parks or countries before. What challenges will I encounter beyond just trying to do the rides? How exhausting will it be? How hard is it going to be to do all of this AND film myself along the way?
Who knows. But stay tuned, and we can all find out together. Win or lose, it’s still going to be an epic adventure. Stay tuned to for updates and to follow along in real time.
The Disney Global Ride Challenge will include all twelve Disney Parks–Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Studios, Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Every ride. All twelve parks. More than 20,000 miles. In 12 days. We can’t wait to see what happens!
On Friday, Nathan tweeted, saying “I’ve got all my stuff, and now I’m waiting in line for a Taxi to take me to the hotel. Then I should have time to check in, grab some dinner, and get to bed because tomorrow is going to be a big day!”