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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/7

Time for another trip report! I’ll be covering my 2022 WDW Marathon Weekend trip. Find all the posts in this report here. Onward! Despite the delays and cancellations that have plagued the airline industry of late, my departure to WDW was smooth sailing: up at 4am, flight at 6am, no problems. We landed early and everything. Hooray! Unfortunately my trip buddy Erika didn’t arrive for another 3 hours. Under normal circumstances I would’ve posted up in Starbucks or something to wait for her, but in the COVID Age it seemed wise to get away from all my fellow travelers....

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It’s WDW Marathon Time At Last!

It’s time! It’s time! The WDW Marathon is here at last! After a tragic year off due to the pandemic, we are… still in a pandemic. Blast and damnation. But! This time around the race is not cancelled, because hooray vaccines + boosters! Yes, yes, I know the COVID omicron variant thing threatens the proceedings. I must confess it gives me pause. However, as I do not expect to interact directly with any children, elders, or immunocompromised people in the near future, I have decided on an individual level that the potential rewards outweigh the risks. Famous last words,...

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And We’re Back (In More Ways Than One): My WDW Marathon Weekend Wardrobe

Hello and welcome to 2022! I’m sure it some ways it feels much like 2021 so far; that is to say, like a sequel we never asked for to a movie we did not like. Still, already 2022 has one thing going for it, and that’s the return of the WDW Marathon, my dearest love. Obviously I can’t embark upon a Disney trip without forcing you all to LOOK at my PLANNED WARDROBE, so here we are. Does it help that I am once again trying a new format? Yes? Okay, what if I said the new format involves...

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Happy Friday: When They Saw The Candlelight Processional They Rejoiced With Great Joy

Merry Christmas Eve, my friends! I don’t know about you, but I feel like this is just about exactly the right time to watch the Candlelight Processional. I’m guessing you’re not in Epcot right now and jonesing to wait in a 4-hour line, so YouTube is fine. I myself have seen the show live twice now and find the whole thing just as lovely as the next person, but there’s one particular segment that stands out as a favorite. I rather think it might be your favorite too. It certainly seems to be a hit with Neil Patrick Harris,...

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20 Thoughts I Had While Watching Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic

After another one of my endless trip reports pushed it aside, my Thoughts While Watching series is back and ready to tackle its December entry! We’re going v. thematically appropriate with Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic, which you can find on Disney+ here. Don’t worry, next time around we’ll go vintage again, but I couldn’t resist the easy Christmas cheer. Fire it up and let’s get to thinking, shall we? 20 Thoughts I had While Watching Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic 1. I know Whoopi Goldberg when I hear her! 2. Wait, is the Grand Floridian Gingerbread house styrofoam or something...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Food Review Hodgepodge

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Once again we finish out this most glorious of trip reports with a food review hodgepodge. In other words, here’s what I think of some foods that are good enough to mention but not good enough to warrant their own posts. It’s a dubious honor, but then again, there are no small rolls, just star bakers. Wait, what? Anyway: TRIP REPORT, BUT MAKE IT FOODIE: ONE THING FROM CENTERTOWN MARKET AT CARIBBEAN BEACH Would you like some very boring food? Give the turkey and cheese sandwich from Centertown...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/12

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Oh, the dreaded Very Last Day. It begins in the usual fashion: get up, shower, finish packing, say goodbye to our room, check our bags at bell services. Alas and alack. Then, of course, it gets more fun for a bit! Our first stop that morning was Epcot, so we took that lovely stroll over to the most magnificent Skyliner. Nothing can compare. And stopping for coffee on the way in? That’s the icing on the cake. We were just in time to enter during the extra resort...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Fireworks & California Grill 50th Anniversary Dinner Review

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Settle in, kids, because I’m gonna tell you all about what was arguably the best part of the whole trip. Funnily enough, I debated cancelling this reservation, but as it turns out the California Grill 50th Anniversary Dinner is EXCELLENT. Let’s talk through it! We started our experience by checking into the podium an hour early, where the Cast Member stationed there was able to put in – although not guarantee, of course – our request to be seated earlier than our 9:25pm reservation if at all possible....

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/11

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Ah, yes, the existential crisis that is the last full day. It did not start out smoothly. 😅 Okay, so, first things first: of course I got up at 7am. Goals: a Flight of Passage Individual Lightning Lane, plus regular Lightning Lane reservation through Genie+. Shouldn’t be a problem, right? WELL. The My Disney Experience app thought this would be a GREAT time to question my identity. It started by asking for my thumbprint. Then it cheerfully informed me it had emailed me a passcode. I retrieved and...

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Surprise! The Wilmington Historic 5K & Half Marathon Race Recap(s)

I didn’t know I had any more races on the schedule this year either! But when the random chance to run the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon popped up, I went for it. Of course, I say the Wilmington Historic Half, but by the time I registered it was sold out. Unless I wanted to run the 5K, just the challenge was available – run the 5K at 7am, then the half marathon at 7:45am. What the heck, I figured, I’ll do it as a training run for the WDW Marathon in January, and I signed up. The key element...

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