Hi everyone. Long-time lurker, very infrequent poster here. We are just back from a whirlwind trip to Shanghai, Tokyo, and Hong Kong Disney to complete a long-standing family goal of visiting all Disney Theme Parks before our kids graduate from high school. As DVC members, we’ve done Disney World more times than I can count, have been to Disneyland California twice, and visited the Paris parks in the Summer of 2017. So until Tokyo opens their newly planned Disney Sky park, we’ve officially completed our plan! Which was no small feat, given the challenging time changes, language barriers faced, and limited information available to American travelers to venture to these distant lands. As such, I’m writing this Trip Report as a thank you to the posters on this board who helped me plan and execute an adventurous – and exhausting – journey. I hope this helps pay-it-forward to any future planners who are crazy enough to attempt all three parks in one trip, or are chill enough to embark on a sweat-fest to any one of the parks in the heat of July/August! First Planning Tip: I’m assuming everyone on the boards knows this already, but just in case: the two best non-DIS sites for information from my perspective are: Tom Bricker’s Disney Tourist Blog site and Chris’s TDR Explorer site. Tons of great info that helped us plan everything from a successful TWOV (Transit Without Visa in China) to draft touring plans to VPN selection for web access from China to power adaptors. And much, much more. So helpful! Fair Warning: this is a words-only report. If you’re a picture person, feel free to skip it. I know most people prefer picture reports, but with my limited posting background, I barely feel comfortable uploading my text and haven’t mastered photo skills yet. To make up for the lack of interesting pictures, I’ll try to keep the words entertaining. By means of introduction, I’m the ringleader, Karen, a long-time Disney fanatic in Western New York who has reared a family of Disney fans. We love our Disney Vacation Club membership, Disney Cruises, Disney World, and Disney resorts beyond Orlando. We also enjoy making the occasional DVC point trade or sale and branching out to Royal Caribbean Cruises and non-Disney Theme Parks. I’m looking at you: Harry Potter attractions at Universal Studio! Participants on this trip include: myself, my husband Jim, who tolerates my Disney addiction, our 16-year-old DS, and 14-year-old DD (both of whom are runners, which would come in handy a few times over the course of the trip). These kids were physically trained and prepared for the test of endurance in store for us; we adults, a little less so. Our family started talking about a Grand Asian Disney Adventure while on the flight home from Disneyland Paris in August 2017. At that time, I said no. There was a little matter of North Korea that was causing concern right smack in the midst of all those Disney parks, so we hemmed and hawed. By Christmas 2017 that no longer felt like an imminent threat to our summer vacation, so we booked our flights. I spent hours and hours running every permutation of possible flight paths to get the best price for this expensive undertaking, knowing we’d be booking an open jaw flight with small low-cost-carrier flights to help us connect between countries once we crossed the ocean. From where we live near Rochester, New York, we could fly out of Toronto, New York City, or Boston as possible airports to drive to. In the end, the cheapest flight for us was to go Toronto to Shanghai, then return from Hong Kong to Toronto via Air Canada. The flights were about $1000 each way - back in economy seats - when we booked on New Year’s Eve for our July trip. We then booked a really cheap flight on Peach Airlines from Shanghai to Tokyo, and to get from Tokyo from Hong Kong we flew on Hong Kong Express. As I watched the price of those Air Canada flights, by the time we were three months out from our trip, the cost per person had tripled – even for our cheap seats. I was glad I had booked flights 7 months in advance. From there, I mocked up an agenda for the trip. This was a pretty aggressive schedule devoid of much ‘smell the roses’ time – if any. We certainly didn’t plan to sample every attraction and enjoy every walkway or garden, but I had made a list of “must-do’s” from the aforementioned planning sites and info here on this board. I don’t recommend this approach for all travelers, but we were on a mission to conquer these Disney Parks and slip in one half-day city tour in each location. This travel style works for us, and we don’t mind being exhausted when we get home. Your mileage may vary. Three out of four members of our travel party were very fussy, non-adventurous eaters, so one way we thought we could assuage that fear was by booking Club Level rooms. The Club in Disney Paris had amazing food that met our needs, so after reading many Club reviews and the official websites, we thought the same would hold true for the Shanghai and Hong Kong Clubs, which were not much more expensive than the non-Club rooms. This plan only partially panned out, and I was thankful we had packed boxes and boxes of Chewy Bars and Slim Jims that often sustained my kids... And maybe me… Finally, our biggest goal was to maximize rides in our limited time; since booking at on-site hotels came with extra fast passes at 2 out of 3 sites, Shanghai and Hong Kong, that’s what we did. Shanghai had an option to buy more fastpasses on their app, so we planned to do that, too. We considered the Hong Kong 3-hour private tour, but it seemed unnecessary from everything we read and since we’d be getting 8 hotel fast passes. Tokyo was harder to score additional fastpasses for. We would have done a private VIP tour, or anything like that, but it was not an option. The only way we could find to get extra fastpasses was through a hotel package. So although they were crazy expensive, and really hard to reserve, it was the only way we could imagine traveling that far during a peak season and being able to accomplish a maximum number of rides. All in all, we’d make the same choices again, after experiencing the unimaginable heat, crowds, and queues especially in Shanghai and Tokyo.