Tony Spittell and his son didn't intend to visit every U.S. Disney parks in a single day.
But when they saw that their plane schedule would allow it, they decided to go for it.
On Saturday, Spittell and his 11-year-old son, Andrew, visited all four Florida Disney parks and then the two in Anaheim on the same day.
"I'm big on doing things so I have a good story," said Spittell, who lives in Brea.
The duo also achieved the same thing in 2010, a trek other Disney fans have made. But the Spittells put a twist on this trip: They would go on a one-of-a-kind ride at each park. And they'd eat a snack at each one, too – that was Andrew's idea.
The Spittells already had booked a Disney cruise and vacation to Walt Disney World parks when they decided to tack on a stop at Disneyland when they returned. Their plane landed at 6:46 p.m. at Los Angeles International Airport, giving them time to make Anaheim for a few rides.
"It was really exciting because of the feeling that we're in Florida this morning and then we're in California doing all the rides," Andrew said.
They have annual passes valid at Florida and California parks.
"I think it's a cool memory that we're always going to have," Spittell said.