Couple Visits 3 Disney Parks Around World in One Day

Diane and Michael Greening hit Tokyo, Anaheim, and Orlando on Valentine's Day
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Couple Visits 3 Disney Parks Around World in One Day
Clad in kimono, Mickey and Minnie Mouse entertain visitors at Tokyo's Disneyland during the new year celebrations at the amusement park in Urayasu, east of Tokyo, Jan. 1, 2013.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

If you were impressed by these two guys riding every ride in one day at Orlando's Walt Disney World in November, this couple has them beat. In 1999, Michael and Diane Greening of San Diego celebrated their first wedding anniversary at Anaheim's Disneyland, and every anniversary since they've patronized the California theme park, the New York Daily News reports. But as anniversary No. 17 approached in January, they wanted to do something different—and by "different" they decided on a 7,900-mile journey that would take them to Tokyo's Disneyland, their California mainstay, and Florida's Disney World, all in one day. The Greenings started out just before 10am on Valentine's Day in Tokyo's park, posed in front of Cinderella's Castle for a quick pic, then rushed to catch a 10-hour flight to Los Angeles.

After another photo opp at Anaheim's Disneyland around noon local time, they headed over to John Wayne Airport, which turned out not to be the happiest place on Earth: Because their plane to LA had been delayed, they missed their flight to Orlando. The Greenings' airline got them on another flight, they made up some lost time in the air, and they ended up staggering onto Main Street in Orlando's Disney World for the last photo 20 minutes before closing time at midnight, Cinderella's Castle glowing behind them in the night sky. The entire trip actually took them 28 hours, but they took advantage of a technical loophole to make their claim to fame: Tokyo is 14 hours behind Orlando time, so they were still able to cram all three parks into their Feb. 14 feat. (This "Disneyphile" has visited all 13 Disney parks.)

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