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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/7/22

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! To paraphrase the bard: parting with Walt Disney World is such sweet sorrow. Particularly sorrowful and sweet, for us, for reasons that will become apparent. The sorrowful: not only was it only last day of the trip, we had no park time planned. The good news, however, was that gave us all the more reason to sleep in after our late night at the Wine & Dine After Party. Well, Erika and...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Food & Wine Festival Food Reviews

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! Ready to talk about all the snacks and beverages I got my paws on during this year’s Epcot Food & Wine Festival? Admittedly the 2022 festival has ended, and so you might wonder: why bother to post a review of the foods I tried at all? Well, I’ll tell you: 1. Many of these items come back from year to year, and even cross over to other Epcot food festivals, and 2....

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WDW Trip Report - Wine & Dine After Party

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Wine & Dine After Party Recap

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! When we last left, uh… me & co, we were taking a pre-After Party siesta. Thus fortified by a little rest and a quick costume change, we jumped back onto the Skyliner and sauntered into Epcot via the International Gateway, the way all the cool kids do it. Commence snacking! It being Sunday night, the Food & Wine Festival lines were a little nutty, but that’s just the way of it –...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/6/22

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! By the time I got out of the post-race shower, Erika was back, followed shortly by Becky, who always enjoys a celebratory beer at the finish line. (Gotta remember my ID next time!) We all agreed the our best course of action would be to take a nap, so as to be well-rested prior to the late-night race after party. And so we did! After a couple hours, we popped out of...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Race Recap

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! Would you like to know how much sleep I got the night before the 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon? According to my GPS watch, it was over 6 hours! New record! World record! With that auspicious start to the morning, I rolled out of bed around 2:30am and started preparations. Becky and Erika followed shortly after me, and we left our room for the buses right on the dot of our...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/5/22

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! Our Walt Disney World day began as so many WDW days now do: with a pre-7am wakeup call to reserve virtual queue/Lightning Lane spots. The target was Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, because with the randomized soundtrack, you can’t ride just once, you know? Good news: we were successful on both counts! Better news: we got to go back to bed for a bit! For while discussing our plans the night...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Topolino’s Terrace Dinner Review

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! After a very successful character breakfast last year, I was thrilled to be able to try out Topolino’s Terrace for dinner! It’s a tough ADR to snag, but well worth the effort. Let us discuss. WHAT’S TOPOLINO’S TERRACE? Topolino’s Terrace is located at the top of Disney’s Riviera Resort, a deluxe DVC property on the Skyliner. This makes it a convenient place to grab food from any Skyliner resort; you can even...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/4/22

It’s time for my all-time favorite type of post: the trip report! See all the posts in my 2022 Wine & Dine Half Marathon trip report. Onward! I did it! I did it! Why, I took a bad headspace and turned it into the best trip ever, just like I said I would! Okay, well, “best trip ever” would be difficult to qualify/define, but it was certainly up there. And I’m excited to tell you all about it, so let’s get started. I had a direct flight and it went smoothly, landing just about right on time. I don’t...

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I Am Going To WDW & I WILL HAVE FUN

This WILL be a GOOD WDW TRIP. I demand it! Okay, so my Achilles has been bothering me a bit. Not great for the Wine & Dine Half. And for some reason half my face decided breaking out would be a wonderful way to celebrate Halloween. Not great for race pictures. And I don’t have an Annual Pass. Not great for park time. And this year’s Wine & Dine Half course cuts out Disney’s Animal Kingdom AND the World Showcase finish. Not great… just not great. BUT. It’s Walt Disney World, okay?! If ever there was a location with...

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Obligatory WDW Wardrobe Post

For if I did not post my WDW wardrobe plans, I would not know who I am. The good news is, unlike many of the other times, I’m heading straight to WDW from home – which makes packing for the weather exponentially easier. Not that Florida seems about to produce anything unusual; while I’ve encountered chilly Orlando Novembers in the past, this won’t be one of them, as highs are predicted to be in the 80s. So it’s out with the sweatshirts, in with the sundresses! Despite the certainty, however, I’ve been struggling to settle on my outfits for...

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